Seeing Haruo Nakajima and Satoshi (Bin) Furuya warmly welcome in the US as Mr. Godzilla and the original Ultaman actor makes me feel extremely happy while I learnt they were often invited by ardent fans to participate in their gatherings.
I think they are also those who fought fierce battles with another ‘kaiju’ in their careers I have been talking about in recent posts, and I don’t think they are so much rewarded as they deserve here in Japan.
Neither the success of Godzilla nor of Ultraman did not necessarily promise them successful careers as actors, and both of them should have experienced many hardships in their life while part of the experience was described in their memoir although I’m not going to treat them tragically.
Needless to say, they have a lot of big fans of theirs here in Japan as well who have supported them, but, when I see how much popularity they have gained in the US, which could be more than in Japan, it makes me even happier.
I can’t help hoping they will spend fun time as much as possible with their overseas fans wishing them good health and longevity.
I do hope they will be blessed with great happiness because they have accomplished what deserves it by making a great number of people happy.
I thank American people for the warm welcome they have extended to the true heroes.