vs. Godzillah in 1964 was my first time working with Mr. Honda.
It has already been 42 years since. He was very tall, always had
a brown hunting cap on, and was a very gentle teacher. For us
actors who had never met our co-stars (ie, Godzilla and Mothra), we
would always act in front of the blue screen. He would direct us
and say things like gHoshi-chan, itfs a big big Godzilla. So act
surprised, okay?h or gThe Peanuts, who play the tiny beauties,
are very cute so please gaze at them with kindness.h When I saw
the finished film, I was in shock. What a fantastic movie.
When I said gTeacher! The horrible Godzilla is actually quite
cute.h, he was smiling.
Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka, SFX director
Eiji Tsuburaya, musical director Akira Ifukube, director Jun
Fukudac They have all now passed away. They must be
gathering with Mr. Honda, planning their next new monster film.
But please donft include me in the cast yet, my teacher, Mr. Honda.