Godzilla Finally Becomes Japanese Citizen
It's been over 60 years since he arrived on the shores of Japan, but your favorite monster is finally getting citizen status.
Not only is one of the country's most famous cultural exports getting citizenship, he's also getting a job: Japan's newest "tourism ambassador." I assume this means he'll destroy your home and blow fire in your closest loved ones' faces if you don't visit glorious Nippon, but whatever it is, it's nice to see this deadbeat finally getting some gainful employment.
He even got a plaque! Here's what it reads, according to Anime News Network:
Address: Shinjuku-ku, Kabuki-cho, 1-19-1
Date of birth: April 9, 1954 (the year of the release of the very first Godzilla film)
Date of becoming a Shinjuku resident: April 9, 2015
Reason for special residency: Promoting the entertainment of and watching over the Kabuki-cho neighborhood and drawing visitors from around the globe in the form of the Godzilla head built atop the Shinjuku TOHO Building.
Previous visits to Shinjuku Ward: 3 times; Godzilla (1984), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla 2000 Millennium (1999)
And because this post is completely useless without video, here's a bunch of very serious Japanese men offering a symbolic job to an anthropomorphic monster in a sash: