As part of the Godzilla 60th anniversary celebration, we wanted to hear from YOU! The fans who love Godzilla and all the other monsters in this wonderful franchise! YOU are the reason Godzilla has been around for 60 years and here is what those who signed the Godzilla 60th Anniversary Guestbook had to say!

Before we dive into the fans, though, let’s honor two people who helped craft these films in wishing the big guy a happy 60th:

“Happy Birthday Big Guy! We hope we do you proud!”

– Max Borenstein, writer of Godzilla (2014)

“Congratulations on 60 years!”

– Kenji Sahara, star of Rodan (1956) and many Godzilla films

“One of these days, I am going to “Godzilla” tattoo’d onto my arm. Specifically because it will make it that much easier to answer so many questions people might ask me. If they ask “What do you do for a living?” Or “What are your political views?” Or “What is your religion?” I can just point at my arm, and leave it at that. Happy Birthday, Big Guy.

– Matt Frank

“Dear Godzilla. I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday! Believe it or not you are a big part of my life. Ever since I was a child your movie always great enjoyment to me. In fact one of my great memories of my Mother, (May she rest in peace) was watching Godzilla movies. In fact she is the reason I found out about you. We use to watch old movies together, one day she showed me a movie with her favorite kaiju, (She did say kaiju) and that is how I got introduce to Godzilla. Keep doing what you doing buddy, you are an awesome guy.”

– Hotaru Schwanke

“It was 2009 (I think). Me and my older bro were looking through our collection of Gamecube games when I found Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee. I already had experiences with Godzilla prior to this. For the longest time, I played the Godzilla: DAMMDemo in Big Air Freestyle although it wasn’t enough to make me a fan. I also went to toys r us in 2007 or 8 and I stumbled upon the BC Godzilla figures (I so regret not picking one up). Well let’s move back on track, DAMM made me the Godzilla fan I am today. To a 2nd grader, nothing was cooler than seeing a “fire breathing” dinosaur fighting a giant insect with drills, a three-headed dragon, and other crazy and imaginative creatures (*cough* Gigan *cough*). Unlike many Godzilla fans, I became a fan when the internet was around so, I decided to look up all of the kaiju present in DAMM. I was shocked to find out that Angurius was Godzilla’s first opponent and was Godzilla’s best friend later. I also was surprised when I found out that Godzilla’s arch nemesis was King Ghidorah. I thought that Mechagodzilla was prior to this. I remember finding it stupid that nearly every film was named Godzilla vs *insert name*. I also watched a few films such as Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999), Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994), and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975). Sometime later, I found Godzilla Unleashed at my local GameStop. I was shocked at how much monsters I had no idea existed such as Varan and Baragon. I also looked up the kaiju in this game. I remember finding it odd that Godzilla vs. Varan doesn’t exist and finding it really stupid that Kiryu wasn’t called Mechagodzilla 3. In the summer of a year later, I sat down to watch every Godzilla out of order and disjointed. My favorites were Godzilla (1954) and King Kong vs Godzilla (1962) while my least favorites were All Monsters Attack(1969) and Destroy all Monsters (1968). Now in the present day, Godzilla (2014) comes out and its one of the best in the franchise. Now its Godzilla’s 60th anniversary and all Godzilla fans shall come together to celebrate 60 years of the giant radiated, oversized, and atomic breathing Godzillasaurus. Let’s hope for another 60 years and LONG LIVE THE KING OF THE MONSTERS!”

– Chris Solorzano

“I can’t believe it’s been sixty years. I’ve only been watching the films this past year due to the new movie, but I already own most of the Heisei series and the Millennium series. I’m astonished on how I’ve gotten so entranced by Godzilla films, especially in such a short time. Something about them I guess. I love all of them (except All Monsters Attack) and I’m very into the multiple Facebook fan-pages about Goji. So I give him my best wishes on having a great 60th birthday, and stomping through Tokyo for many years to come. SKREEEONK! “

– Ethan Szermer

“I wish Godzilla a very happy 60th birthday!”

– Nikolas Nester

“Happy 60th anniversary Godzilla you are the God King of Monsters and the Strongest in the Universe so you deserve the best day of your immortal life.”

– Sharon Van Allen

“I was thought that Godzilla is an amazing monster. Since Miles Imhoff retired from Toho Kingdom I was thinking you should add Monster Island Buddies with TKToons. Monster Island Buddies stars Godzilla, Jet Jaguar, and Rodan. I also love the Godzilla movie that came out this year. I like all his films except for the American one that came out in 1998. My birthday wish is that I can get his comic books “Godzilla Rulers of Earth” I hope this pleases everyone at Toho Kingdom. Thank you all.”

– Matthew Evans

“I feel Godzilla is a part of me. Yes I have been a fan sense I was 8 but his origin has much to do with my family history. I will probably be a fan for the rest for my life and my collection will continue to grow. I can’t wait to see what is in the future for ゴジラ. (aka ゴジラ 2018 #rodan confirmed).”

– Austin P

“Godzilla…is…my life! I mean, I freaking love Godzilla! I have been a huge fan of Godzilla since I was 6 years old! I used to watch the movies all the time! I remember my parents used to by me every Godzilla-related toy they could get their hands on, and I introduced my family to the world of Godzilla. I love Godzilla and probably continue to love it for generations onward! And congratulations on reaching 30 films, Godzilla! MY BIRTHDAY WISHES FOR GODZILLA: That one day he gets a movie where he fights Gamera and Reptar. And that his next two Legendary movies are good! 😀 I freakin’ love Godzilla,”

– Liam Bishop

“For me I got into Godzilla at the age of 5 when I saw the tail end of King Kong vs. Godzilla on the Sci-fi channel back in 2004 and I got hooked on the whole franchise since and eventually that, Power Rangers, Daimajin and Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot essentially were the beginning for my love of Toku programmes. There was even an awkward incident in first grade where I made a report on Japan and back then as a six year old I thought those movies were like documentaries almost and used my “knowledge” from that onto the sheet and you can guess where that lead too. Good times…”

– Mrtrainfreak12

“I’ve been a G-Fan since I was about 3 years old. I remember watching Godzilla ’85 for the first time. Godzilla is my hero; he’s not just a monster or a menace. He’s a hero to some people, he’s misunderstood like some people and that’s why I think I can relate to him. I was 4 or 5 when I saw Godzilla 2000; it was the first movie I saw in the theaters. And I was in awe! From seeing his atomic breathe blast over my eyes, to hearing his iconic roar over the surround sound. I love GODZILLA…. Long Live The KING!”

– Anthony Baamonde

“Well, my TK username is GodzillavsZilla and I have loved Godzilla movies since childhood. The first Godzilla movie I watched was Godzilla vs Hedorah; I watched it when I was four, and even though it didn’t hold up at all, I remember the fact that it kicked off my obsession of Kaiju. I mainly loved Godzilla movies because of the monsters, there was just a lot of creativity and the monster that spells creative is Gigan. I also like that Godzilla used to be a metaphor for nuclear radiation going too far, but kind of devolved into a super hero so kids aren’t depressed, luckily the Heisei and Millenium series got it right. Overall, happy 60th birthday Godzilla, you were an important role in my childhood, so here’s to Legendary’s Godzilla 2, they did him good…….. Unlike some company.”

– Steinardj

“I just want to say that I’m a huge fan of Godzilla!!”

– Bob Sherlock

“Happy 60th, big guy!It is in opinion that everyone has that thing they have followed his or her whole life, and has since gain an encyclopedic knowledge of. The Godzilla franchise would be that for me; I’ve been captivated since before I could walk. When I was a kid, I was blown away by the cool effects and kaiju action, but now that I’m older, I really appreciate the story, meaning, and effort that went into each film (well, almost each film… *cough late sixties early seventies cough*). The cinematography, suits, music, and everything else just means so much to me, and I feel I would be a completely different person had I not stayed up late to catch the films on TV. Anyway, I’m happy to see him make a comeback, this time American studios giving him the proper revival he most-certainly deserves. It’s been a fun ride so far, and it’s only beginning for me. Here’s to another 60!”

– Lex Miller

“You know, every since I was young I was fascinated by dinosaurs. It wasn’t until I was five that I discovered the king of the monsters. Skill thanks to my mom. She may not be here with me to celebrate the 60th but I know she is with me in celebration. Happy Birthday Godzilla”

– John O’ Donnell

“Happy 60th Big G! Thank you for the years of providing fuel for my inner nerd. Here’s to many more decade celebrations, (and in my opinion better movies =/) Go kick Minilla for me.”

– Stanton Smith

“Who is Godzilla to me? The most destructive and bad-ass kaiju in the History of cinema. In his prime, he’s very agile, cunning, strong and very resistant to attack. He does show mercy to his former friends and loves and takes care of his son Junior.”

– Mark Nelson

“For the longest time, I’ve been a Godzilla fan! I remember the first time I ever saw Godzilla. It was around the early 90’s, my family was watching this one movie called “Terror of MechaGodzilla” on Monster Vision. I remember a huge evil robot named MechaGodzilla was about to destroy a helicopter when all of a sudden, the ground exploded! MechaGodzilla turns around to investigate. Then, popping out of the dirt was a heroic monster named Godzilla who blasted his evil robot counterpart with his mighty atomic breath. That scene left a major stamp on my life because that is when I became a Godzilla fan. Godzilla has been part of my life as much as my family has. I always viewed him as a friend when I was a child. I also viewed him as a superhero on par with Superman & Batman. Whenever I watched a movie, I always wanted to see Godzilla defeat the other monsters. I hated it when Godzilla would lose because it was like seeing a friend getting beaten up and there was nothing you could do about it. Whenever he would get back up a fight back like in Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 2, it always made me happy. It also made me happy when he had an alley fighting along side him like Rodan & Angurius who are also my favorite monsters. I’m thankful my love for Godzilla never faded as I got older, in fact my love increased. I didn’t even think about how ahead of their time the early showa films were. From the monster suits to the special FX to the sound design, these films had a huge impact on the entire industry. Which is one of the reasons I loved and appreciate “Godzilla Final Wars”; it was like an ending of an era for these kinds of films. I’m so glad Godzilla is finally getting the attention he deserves thanks to people like Garth Edwards & Legendary Pictures! I’m also thankful for sites like Toho Kingdom & Cinemassacre for keeping Godzilla’ legacy alive! 2014 is a great year to be a Godzilla fan and I’m happy Godzilla has reached 60! I’m proud to be a Godzilla fan and I will always choose Godzilla first over any other franchise I’m a fan of like Star Wars or Marvel! Happy 60th Godzilla! Hail to the king!”

– Jacob Fulk

“I’m so glad to see my favorite Kaiju news site inviting people to celebrate Godzilla’s 60th anniversary. Godzilla movies are something I hold dear to my heart and have a few stories, like making my friends watch them to understand what I love or my long search to get a good copy of Godzilla vs Biollante (before it’s relatively new DVD release.) Every now and then I make sure to binge watch at least of couple the Heisei era flicks, and GODZILLA 1998 is a movie I love watching, to enjoy or make fun of, since it was my second giant monster movie ever. Thank you for being a great, dedicated site to such a cherished part of my life and I hope Toho and the Godzilla franchise maintain a strong, steady bond with the world.”

– James Phillips

“Hey Goji, MM here. Just wanted to say HAPPY BIG BIRTHDAY! 60!? Holy crap, has it been that long? I’ve been a huge fan ever since I was a kid. Thanks for not crushing my home and saving the world from countless alien horrors and weirdo kaiju. Here’s to another 60 years of fun, and another 60 years after that as well!”

– Monster Master

“Don’t remember much about my life before the age of 6. Most windows into that time are closed to me, but I’ll never forget how I felt the first time I saw my hero. I was in the store with my mother, browsing the VHS racks for movies when I saw something new: a movie with a giant green dinosaur on the cover, breathing fire as it held a broken plane in one clawed hand while people ran in terror. My 4 year old brain recognized that this was no real dinosaur, but something else, something special. I was drawn back to the movie again and again, unable to look away. I asked my mother what it was, and she kindly gave me the name of my future idol: Godzilla. It’s been 20 years since I first picked up that copy of Godzilla, King of the Monsters! In a small Wal-Mart in Illinois, but he’s never strayed too far from my heart since then. As time passed I discovered who he was, where he came from and what he stood for as my love for him grew ever stronger. Now I can hardly imagine my life without him in it. Godzilla is more to me than a giant movie monster. He’s a hero, a friend, a warning representing something that is both much larger than I am but deeply personal at the same time. Nothing else compares. So here’s to you big guy! Happy 60th birthday! Long may you reign!”

– Jack Jordan

“Happy birthday to Godzilla, king of the monster and he is truly best giant monster movies of all time and a legend as well good blessing Godzilla.”

– Daniel Clavette

“Happy birthday Godzilla and Toho and bring back Anguirus and Titanosaurus in the new movies.”

– Kris Bennett

“Ever since I was three years old, I have been a huge Godzilla fan. My father showed me King Kong vs Godzilla (1962), and I fell in love. I have always been a diehard fan, and was ecstatic to hear about the 2014 Godzilla movie. I love Godzilla, and can’t believe it’s been 60 years since he stomped onto the big screen. Happy birthday Big-G, and a happy 60 years more!”

– James Long

“Happy birthday Godzilla!”

– Jacob Savage

“My thoughts on why Godzilla is such a timeless character. He is here for the ages and each generation is inspired by him. It’s never going to be over. Godzilla is a symbol of man’s destructive power and ignorance. We believe we are in control but were not. Godzilla isn’t just a monster; he is a metaphor for the tragedy that nuclear weapons caused. Man is insignificant to him; it can’t be stopped, or harmed. A walking nuclear bomb, fear incarnated into a monster… No a God.”

– Cody Ritter

“So, you’re 60 years old now, huh. Dear God, you’re almost a century old! How does it feel to be 60 years old and still the King of the Monsters? Anyways, have a happy birthday, big guy. You deserve it.”

– Meka Gojira

“Einstein once said that imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. If every incarnation of Godzilla, from a nuclear threat to a lighthearted superhero, from a grim antihero to a pregnant underground beast, has had one theme in common, it’s that imagination always trumps knowledge. No limits were ever placed on what “can happen”. Mr. Honda never looked at his reptilian creation and said “That’s impossible”. And you know something? We are all the better for it. Today it seems that we have forgotten that “realism” and “reality” are two different things. The former is little more than an artistic aesthetic which celebrates the banal at the expense of the imagination. The more we champion it, the more we become like the well-meaning but misguided generals who fire rockets at Godzilla’s scaly hide and can’t fathom why they don’t even slow him down. After all, such a thing must be impossible. Godzilla does not embody scientific knowledge. He embodies our ability to imagine something beyond its narrow limits. Every film in the series, starting from Honda’s original radioactive nightmare, through Emmerich’s ill-fated reimagining (which I find has aged surprisingly well) all the way to the modern era has served as a reminder of Einstein’s wise words. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Happy Birthday, Godzilla. Congratulations on remaining relevant even after 60 years.”

– David Eveleigh

“Godzilla holds a special place in my heart for my childhood and now growing as an adult. I remember I would watch the films with my dad and I would say I was baby Godzilla and he was Godzilla. Great memories that I will always hold close to my heart. Now that I am older I cannot wait to have a son so that he will be Little Godzilla and I will be Godzilla. :]”

– Jr Lopez

“For the past 60 years, Godzilla has been a key part of modern culture, and deservedly so. The radiation-spawned saurian has stomped his way through almost 30 movies now, not to mention two animated series and numerous other tie-in products. The original 1954 classic is certainly one of the darkest films in the monster genre, which is helped immensely by the film being black-and-white, something that makes the film even grimmer. In contrast, the later Godzilla films have been some of the most colorful spectacles to grace the silver screen. But let’s face it; it’s the various other characters that have kept Godzilla going for so long. Allies like Mothra, Rodan, Anguirus, and the underrated King Caesar have always been important, but the villains, like any other story, are the ones that add the real spice. Evil characters like Gigan, SpaceGodzilla, Destoroyah, and the king of them all, Ghidorah, deserve to be ranked with the greatest villains in film history, like Hannibal Lecter, the Wicked Witch, or Scar. These films have entertained many people through the decades, and hopefully, the recent resurgence of kaiju popularity will usher in a new golden age for the genre, something I hope to add to with a series I’ve been developing for the past few years. Anyway, Happy Birthday, Godzilla, and thank you, Toho Kingdom, for continuously enriching the world of Godzilla.”

– Brendan H

“Godzilla, what can be said about him? Personally I think it may have been one of the most important franchises in fiction because Godzilla has given me a foundation on how I shaped the way I think about stories, characters, settings, filmography, interpretation, adaptations, and themes. Considering his global following I know I am not alone when I say he has inspired more or less 60 years of fictional history on screens of all kinds. Here is to another 60 years and more generations to have their lives changed by the king of the monsters.”

– J. S.

“Hey if you are reading this I want to wish Godzilla a happy 60th anniversary. You are an awesome kaiju. I am a HUGE fan of you Godzilla. I hope you keep fighting King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla and keep kicking their evil butts and save the earth!”

– Georgi

“It’s hard to believe that we’re celebrating Godzilla’s 60th anniversary. It feels like yesterday that we were celebrating his 50th. When you are a fan of something; one of the questions that come up a lot is what are favorite or most cherished memories related to said interest? The memories I cling to the most related to Godzilla are the times I spent watching the movies with my Dad. Every time I got a new movie, we would plan a time to sit down and watch it; something that continued into my adulthood. He wasn’t as big a fan as I was but he could name several monsters that were outside the mainstream knowledge. He would’ve been the same age as Godzilla this year. To me, that was the biggest disappointment with the new Godzilla movie; Dad wasn’t here to enjoy it with me. It came out five years too late. But when I saw it with some friends; one of them brought his young son to see the movie. Hopefully a new fan was made that day and will share a father-son tradition like I did. Happy Birthday Godzilla. Thanks for all the memories big guy.”

– Timothy LaCroix

“Godzilla old friend, I wish to offer my heartfelt congratulations. 6 decades is an achievement undreamt of by lesser characters. I hope that my upcoming blog will serve as a worthy 60th anniversary tribute to you, dear King of the Monsters, and I’ll have lots to say there. But for this birthday wish, let me say this: never let anyone tell you, you can’t fly!!!”

– Christopher Brown

“Godzilla has meant so much to me, the films and games have always brought joy to my heart. Here’s to another 60 years…Love ya, big guy…”

– James Sousa

“Happy Birthday! And to another 60 city destroying years!”

– Joe Meyers

“I’ve been a Godzilla fan since I was about 2 or 3. He’s always been the most important character in my life. When other kids had Batman or Spider-Man I daydreamed about a giant mutant dinosaur. I remember thinking it was a big deal when he turned 50, but somehow his 60th birthday is far more impressive with a successful American reboot backing it up. Here’s to 60 more years and hopefully many more movies from not only Legendary but Toho as well!”

– Tyler Beasley

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