Sunday, August 3, 2014
VISITING RIICHIRO MANABE: Spending Time with One of My Favorite Composers
I just returned from visiting Godzilla series composer Riichiro Manabe, with whom I spent about two hours. I brought Manabe-san a couple of boxes of manju, one of his favorite Japanese sweets. He always enjoys eating them as we talk.
Manabe-san composed the scores for Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971) and Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973), among other titles.
I will likely visit Manabe-san again in the next month or so. And when I do, I'll be sure to bring a couple of boxes of manju!