Writer-director Yoshimitsu Banno with his new memoir. Photo by Brett Homenick.
On July 30, Yoshimitsu Banno's 240-page memoir of his filmmaking career was published in Japan. The tentative English-language title is Why I Let Godzilla Fly: 85-Year-Old Creator Yoshimitsu Banno, and so far it is only available in Japanese. It can be purchased on Amazon Japan here.
It should be noted that there are few photos in the book, and the text (naturally) is all in Japanese. But it contains a wealth of information, detailing the making of Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971) as well as Banno-san's memories of working with Akira Kurosawa on four films.
The book would be an inexpensive addition to your Godzilla collection. So what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy today!