Godzilla Steps in as Tokyo Police Chief for a Day

With Godzilla’s profile back on the rise, the kaiju legend was recently appointed as a Tokyo police chief for a day — all in the name of traffic safety.

As covered on TXN News in Japan and Australia’s 7 News, a Tokyo police station “hired” Godzilla at a press conference and presented him with a sash before he marched the streets with other cops at his side. Watch footage of Godzilla on patrol below.

“Godzilla’s message to the city is one of road safety,” 7 News reported. “The monster is one of several Japanese characters chosen to raise public awareness about staying safe in Tokyo’s busy traffic.”

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Last year, Godzilla starred in Godzilla Minus One, one of the best films of 2023. and was featured in the Apple TV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. Next, he will team up with a former foe in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, one of our most anticipated filmsGodzilla x Kong opens in US theaters on March 29th.


Editor’s Note: See where Godzilla’s nemesis King Ghidorah lands on our list of best on-screen dragons.

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