Yours truly with Akira Takarada at his office, April 2013.
It's April 29 in Japan, and that means it's the great Akira Takarada's 80th birthday. While we are disappointed that his cameo was cut out of the new Godzilla film (supposedly to make it "better"), let's put aside those thoughts and reflect on what a tremendous acting career he's led. Congrats, Takarada-sama! Here's to many more!