Godzilla has been making plenty of headlines lately (and no, not because he’s risen from the depths to destroy Tokyo again). First off, it was announced recently by NASA that our favorite giant lizard has been given his own constellation in the night sky made up of gamma rays. Secondly, though, it’s been announced that kaiju fans are finally getting their chance to prove that all that useless knowledge in their head about giant monsters is actually worth something!
As reported by Crunchyroll News recently, Toho Studios is offering two levels of the 1st annual Godzilla certification exams in Tokyo and Osaka on March 10, 2019. The exam will have a beginner version which will feature questions from the Godzilla Official Textbook (because, of course, Japan has an official Godzilla textbook) as well as questions about the original 1954 movie along with questions about the 2016 movie Shin Godzilla. The intermediate version will feature questions from the textbook as well as questions about ALL 29 MOVIES!
In order to pass the beginner test, examinees must score at least 65% while intermediate test takers will have to get a score of at least 70%. In order to take the test, applicants must sign up on a special website and pay a fee of 5000 yen for the beginner test, 6000 yen for the intermediate, or 9500 to take both exams and be known as a true Gojira master!
I know what you’re thinking, why would I possibly want to study for a Godzilla certification exam when I could be studying for the JLPT instead? Well, you never know when something is going to come crawling up out of the ocean which is going to require a true master in the field to step forward and save all of Japan (or maybe even the world)!