Ishiro Honda Bio By Ed. Godzisewski and Steve Ryfle

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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:40 pm

edgodzi wrote:Lots of progress in the writing within the last few months. Still some loose ends research-wise that we are pursuing, but significant progress is being made. At least we can see the finish line on the horizon. So far, in my completely non-objective view, it's looking very good.

Ed G.


Awesome stuff...looking forward to further updates from you and Steve as this comes along.

Just curious, but what part of Japan do you live in?
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Postby edgodzi » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:08 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:
edgodzi wrote:Lots of progress in the writing within the last few months. Still some loose ends research-wise that we are pursuing, but significant progress is being made. At least we can see the finish line on the horizon. So far, in my completely non-objective view, it's looking very good.

Ed G.


Awesome stuff...looking forward to further updates from you and Steve as this comes along.

Just curious, but what part of Japan do you live in?


Chicago...
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:44 pm

edgodzi wrote:
Chicago...


That's on the Yamanote Line, between Shinjuku and ShinOkubo, right? :wink: My apologies...I thought you were living in Japan.
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Postby edgodzi » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:29 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:
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Chicago...


That's on the Yamanote Line, between Shinjuku and ShinOkubo, right? :wink: My apologies...I thought you were living in Japan.


Well, I do come to Japan several times a year on business, which is always a pleasure. My company is located in Osaka, although their parent company is headquartered in Kasumigaseki, so I get to visit Tokyo and Osaka whenever I am there. I like Japan a lot, but I think I would find it difficult to live there full time, and my wife is not interested at all in ever moving back.

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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:20 am

edgodzi wrote:
Well, I do come to Japan several times a year on business, which is always a pleasure. My company is located in Osaka, although their parent company is headquartered in Kasumigaseki, so I get to visit Tokyo and Osaka whenever I am there. I like Japan a lot, but I think I would find it difficult to live there full time, and my wife is not interested at all in ever moving back.

Ed G.


I enjoy living here and have become used to it, but it does indeed have its ups and downs (as does any country). I really wish I would have been living here during the height of Godzilla's popularity...but there's definitely far more to Japan than just daikaiju flicks :lol: What kind of work do you do?
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Postby edgodzi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:38 pm

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:
edgodzi wrote:
Well, I do come to Japan several times a year on business, which is always a pleasure. My company is located in Osaka, although their parent company is headquartered in Kasumigaseki, so I get to visit Tokyo and Osaka whenever I am there. I like Japan a lot, but I think I would find it difficult to live there full time, and my wife is not interested at all in ever moving back.

Ed G.


I enjoy living here and have become used to it, but it does indeed have its ups and downs (as does any country). I really wish I would have been living here during the height of Godzilla's popularity...but there's definitely far more to Japan than just daikaiju flicks :lol: What kind of work do you do?


I am the head of a company that sells gas sensors manufactured by the parent company in Osaka. My background is accounting and finance (CPA), but now I pretty much handle almost anything related to the company business.
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:21 pm

Time for the annual bumping of this thread 8-) Any updates or time frame of when this will see the light of day?
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:48 am



Release date?
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Postby mr.negativity » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:44 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:


Release date?

Date TBD Sorry, that's all I could find.
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Postby steveryfle » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:25 pm

We'll try to post an update about the publication timeline in the near future. Sorry it's still up in the air.
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Postby william newell » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:15 am

Good things come to those who wait... :)
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Re: Ishiro Honda Bio By Ed. Godzisewski and Steve Ryfle

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:10 am

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09.13.2013: Interview with Godzilla Author Steve Ryfle
Sometimes we record something and I sit on that recording (let’s hypothetically say “an interview”) for way too long. This episode features one such interview. While Jeff and I were down in Burbank for Monsterpalooza in April, we were psyched to have Godzilla author and film historian Steve Ryfle sit down with us for an interview about his work. It was a great time and Steve really opened up, discussing his work on the Classic Media, Sony and Media Blasters DVD releases. He also discussed the upcoming book co-written with Ed Godziszewski about the life of Ishiro Honda. Hopefully you’ll enjoy listening to Steve’s tales as much as we did.

There is a pretty big news announcement regarding Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla this month and this time, I was the one with the scoop! It was pretty cool and I’m really quite happy with the results, even though I was strongly asked to remove the image. It’s definitely out there and I really have to give major thanks to Fernando from Brazil for the photo!
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Postby Silver Kamen » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:49 am

This will be interesting to see, once it comes out. Given the length of time and work that has been into the book, I'm sure it will be great. :)
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:14 am

Time for the annual 6 month bump :wink:

Any new developments or an actual release timeline yet?
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Postby Sokubo » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:05 pm

Is this thing happening?
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Postby MouthForWar » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:47 am

Yaburu wrote:Is this thing happening?


Yes. Give them time, its been A LOT of hard work.
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Postby JimPV » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:10 pm

Ed Godzisewski wrote:The book is in progress, and our goal is to produce the best book we can rather than to just rush it into print.
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:15 pm

Bump 8)

Haven't heard much about this project for awhile. Any new developments?
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Postby king_ghidorah » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:01 pm

I was just thinking about this the other day. I hope 2016 is the year where it will finally be released. Unbelievably excited for this :D
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Re: Ishiro Honda Bio By Ed. Godzisewski and Steve Ryfle

Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:51 pm

Ed G. gives an update in this informative interview just posted today on TK.
http://www.tohokingdom.com/interviews/ed_godziszewski_01-2016.html
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Postby Legion » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:11 pm

"As I said earlier, I would love to resume publishing JG, but until I see a change of heart in fandom where enough people are interested to learn about how these films are made, I will have to find some other outlet for writing and researching."

Sad, but understandable. I'd love to hear more of his thoughts on this.
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Postby klen7 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:27 pm

^ Yeh, that stung a bit to read.
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Postby Legion » Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:36 pm

Back in the '90s I feel like more fans cared about the history and making of these movies, especially the earlier ones. And it justified Ed taking the time to create entire issues of Japanese Giants based on one film, or writing a book like the Illustrated Encyclopedia.

Nowadays I find the fans don't hold the older films to same standard as people once did, and seem primarily concerned with power levels, fantasy fights, comic books and roleplay. And the more time goes on the more I see people really slam the older films, while putting more recent, mediocre films on a pedestal.

I know I wouldn't want to bother spending much time on future projects if I was Ed.
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Re: Ishiro Honda Bio By Ed. Godzisewski and Steve Ryfle

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:59 am

I hope this book is released sooner rather than later - can't wait to read it!

As for the 'new generation of fans,' well, maybe they'll grow out of it. We were all probably pretty insufferable as youngsters, too.

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