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R.I.P. Yoshimitsu Banno (1931 - 2017) by BigJohnnyCool R.I.P. Yoshimitsu Banno (1931 - 2017) by BigJohnnyCool
Super behind on this, and yes, I know Godzilla's hugging a sentient blob of poop. Shut up, it's the thought that counts

While the Smog Monster isn't my all-time favorite film in the series (doesn't mean I don't like it...) Mr. Banno seemed like such an enthusiastic guy who wanted to do more with Godzilla. It's a pity we never got "Godzilla 3D to the Max," but at least we have him to thank for Legendary Godzilla existing. Even my father got to know him (briefly) when he met him at G-Fest XII, back in 2005.

R.I.P. Yoshimitsu Banno. You will be greatly missed

Godzilla 1965 Character Model belongs to Snake151 
Hedorah Character Model belongs to mt
Oil Refinery Stage Model belongs to Drifter-Dx 
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menslady125 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
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PedroAugusto14 Featured By Owner May 20, 2017
Hedorahplz : Really Sadtears :cry: 
Godzilla1971plz : Hey! , calm down , it's okay.
Hedorahplz : I will miss him.
Godzilla1971plz : I will miss him too :tears: Revamp 
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mikhailthebest Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
Wait a minute he died!?
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BigJohnnyCool Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Sadly yes. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Brain Aneurysm)
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LouGoji Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
He may be gone but his spirit and his movie lives on forever.

Till all are one.
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KaijuX Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
He's left a hell of a mark, and effectively being the reason we have the MonsterVerse is something to give credit to. For that, I will always be thankful.
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KingShisa08 Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He will be missed
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JW-Gojifan Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The irony is, he passed away on the 7th and yet I posted a Monster Journal of Hedorah on that same day without even realizing it.
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Drifter-Dx Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So he's gone now?
.......
Damn shame, we owe the monsterverse to him,
He lived a long good life though
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Mexicankaiju Featured By Owner May 12, 2017
Yoshimitsu Banno is one of the very few directors who improved a lot in Godzilla franchise, it's thanks to him that we got Legendary's Godzilla film. I feel bad that he couldn't show to the entire world other projects like the sequel of Godzilla vs Hedorah, Gamera 3D, Jewellers, among others.

He made possible to Godzilla and the kaiju genre to give a huge step in the story that is the Monsterverse. 
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very fitting :) I think I might make it a point to watch this my first off day :)
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