Today, I decided to name the MyKaiju Blog. Going forward it will be called MyKaiju Tracks. Years ago when I was dreaming up my Godzilla newsletter I called it Godzilla Traxs. It’s a simple idea that Godzilla leaves his footprints and tracks behind as he did on Odo Island after his first appearance. Last year to kickoff Godzilla’s 70th Anniversary I searched and found the filming location of Odo Island. It was my way of returning to Godzilla’s roots. This is what Godzilla Minus One has done so well. Over the years Godzilla goes through transformations of character and nature from a foreboding warning to adults to a friendly ally to children. In doing so, moviegoers forgot the original meaning and message of Godzilla. And sometimes the movies don’t help and further obscure and bury the creator’s intention. And honestly, I believe we move on and away from this identity too quickly and failing what favorite monster in ways they lead to his birth in the first place. I was reminded who Godzilla is when translating the words of Godzilla’s creator Tomoyuki Tanaka in his book, Godzilla 1985 東宝SF特撮映画シリーズ Vol. 1 (Toho Publishing Department 東宝 出版事業室, 1/15/1985).