Eiji Tsuburaya‘s gleaming eyes mentioned yesterday should have made the production crew pull up their socks in their attempts not to give a bad name to Oyaji-san, big buddy, the nickname for Eiji Tsuburaya.
When I was a child, I didn’t understand what “supervisor” meant.
At the time, it was hard for me to read the Chinese characters as I was too young.
I remember I asked my parents about it though I hardly understood the answer because it was too difficult to understand for a kid.
The dignity of having the name of Eiji Tsuburaya on top must have been immeasurable, though.
Having his name in such a way should have been commercially aimed as well.
But it’s not reduced to an empty slogan, and he was not the supervisor in name only, either.
He checked through the film precisely and demanded the crew retake any part he disapproved of.
I imagine they had no time to relax their attention in face of Eiji Tsuburaya’s piercing eyes.
But, at the same time, they should have felt warm eyes to watch over the crew most of whom were in their 20s and 30s at the time.
They may have been led by Oyaji-san’s bright eyes to give a dream to children through their products.