For nearly 70 years and 35 delightfully awful films, Godzilla has been terrorizing unsuspecting Japanese citizens with fire-breathing, building destruction, and a generally unpleasant demeanor. But according to The Australian, the big green jerk seems to have found a new role in his (her?) septuagenarian years — tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward:
Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan the irradiated monster is getting appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward.
Toho Co. Ltd., the studio that originally brought Godzilla to the big screen, is using a 170-ft. tall statue to promote another Godzilla film. That, and to scare the ever living crap out of tourists:
In honour, a Godzilla-size head towering 52-metres above ground level was unveiled at an office of Toho, the studio behind the 1954 original.
It’s good to see someone at an advanced age still getting good work, but I think Godzilla’s clout got him this cushy gig. Our hearts can only go out to poor Mothra, who is probably a greeter at a Japanese Wal-Mart.
Source: The Australian