While browsing twitter, I was struck and halted in place by a tweet by 海軍大臣 @25XMoYHgFLvjqBN. He posted a quote from an essay by Kyosuke Saki (柾木恭介): 「人間が見たゴジラではなくて、ゴジラが見た人間こそ描かれるべきものだ。」roughly translated “It is not Godzilla seen by humans, but humans as seen by Godzilla should be drawn.” I was reminded that this is really what Godzilla is all about. Godzilla is a critique of humanity. As Godzilla fans, we are predominantly preoccupied with our favorite Godzilla incarnations, suits and movies. But from the beginning, Godzilla was a picture of humanity in our failures, wrongdoings and ugliness.