Takashi Naganuma and Taku Miyamoto share a laugh in Yokohama. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Tonight I enjoyed a pleasant evening with former Toho model maker Takashi Naganuma and director Taku Miyamoto. I must admit that I'm largely unfamiliar with Miyamoto-san's work, but one credit of his in particular makes him relevant to tokusatsu: He directed episode 10 of Ultraman Neos (2000-01).
Takashi Naganuma talks tokusatsu. Photo by Brett Homenick.
I always enjoy visiting with Naganuma-san. He speaks a just a little English and is always fun to chat with. It was my first time to meet Miyamoto-san, and he was just as friendly as most other celebrity guests I meet at this shindigs.
Posing with Ultraman Neos director Taku Miyamoto.
The conversation lasted well into the evening, and I just returned home a few minutes ago. While these events are always fun, I could use a bit more rest!
Hanging with Takashi Naganuma.
Thanks to everyone for a wonderful evening!