Terror of Mechagodzilla screenwriter Yukiko Takayama (left) and assistant director Kensho Yamashita (right) discuss the making of their kaiju classic following a screening in Yokohama. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Screenwriter Yukiko Takayama remembers writing the story of Terror of Mechagodzilla. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Assistant director Kensho Yamashita answers questions about his career. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Also, when talking about the "racy" scene with Katsura on the operating table, Yamashita-san pointed out that it was actually dropped from the U.S. version. Then Yamashita-san looked at me and said in English, "For the children!" I laughed and gave him a thumbs-up.
Yours truly with Yukiko Takayama, a first-time meeting that hopefully won't be the last!
I was very privileged to sit next to Yukiko Takayama during our nabe dinner.
Yours truly with Kensho Yamashita, who is always in motion, even when posing for photos!
More photos from tonight's shindig to come!