Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some Popular Tokusatsu Screen Writers

Yasuko Kobayashi
Yasuko Kobayashi is a Japanese anime and tokusatsu drama screenwriter who has been involved in various television shows throughout her career, beginning in 1993 with Tokusou Robo Janperson. Tokusatsus she has written for include Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (1998), Mirai Sentai Timeranger (2000), Kamen Rider Ryuki (2002), Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (2003), Kamen Rider Den-O (2007), Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (2009), and Kamen Rider OOO (2010). She has written for Anime and animated films and also Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! (2007), Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka (2008), Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown (2008), Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship (2009), and Samurai Sentai Shinkenger The Movie: The Fateful War (2009).

Toshiki Inoue
Toshiki Inoue is a screenwriter from Saitama Prefecture known for his work on anime (Yu-Gi-Oh!) and tokusatsu dramas [Kousoku Sentai Turboranger (1989), Choujin Sentai Jetman (1991), Choukou Senshi Changéríon (1996), Kamen Rider Agito (2001), Kamen Rider 555 (2003), Kamen Rider Hibiki (2005), Cutie Honey: The Live (2007), Kamen Rider Kiva (2008), Kamen Rider Decade (2009)] and films [Kamen Rider Agito: Project G4 (2001), Kamen Rider Ryuki: Episode Final (2002), Kamen Rider 555: Paradise Lost (2003), Kamen Rider Blade: Missing Ace (2004), Kamen Rider Hibiki & The Seven Fighting Demons (2005), Kamen Rider The First (2005), Kamen Rider The Next (2007), and Kamen Rider Kiva: King of the Castle in the Demon World (2008)]. He is the son of Masaru Igami, who himself was a screenwriter for tokusatsu dramas.

Michiko Yokote
Not much info on her, she wrote for Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger, Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Jūken Sentai Gekiranger and Tensou Sentai Goseiger. She has written for Animes like Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, Ah! My Goddess The Movie, Saint Seiya Heaven Chapter Overture, Naruto, Cowboy Bebop, Bleach, and Ranma 1/2.

Sho Aikawa
Sho Aikawa (born Noboru Aikawa) is a Japanese screenwriter. His writing credits include Jikuu Senshi Spielban, Kamen Rider Blade, GouGou Sentai Boukenger, Juuken Sentai Gekiranger, Engine Sentai Go-Onger, and Kamen Rider Decade. He has recently written the anime adaptations of Love Hina and the first Fullmetal Alchemist series. He has created and written the Bones original series Hiwou War Chronicles and Tenpō Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi.

Saburo Yatsude/Saburo Hatte
Saburo Yatsude (also credited as Saburo Hatte) is a collective pen name used by Toei Company television producers when contributing to their various anime and tokusatsu series. The use of the pen name began with The Kagestar and has been used throughout the Super Sentai (in the adapted Power Rangers series, the credits list Saburo Hatte) and Metal Hero Series as well as for Spider-Man and Choukou Senshi Changéríon. The name is also used as a contributor to the soundtracks for the series.

Shoji Yonemura
Shoji Yonemura is a Japanese writer who has done work for various anime (Berserk, Lupin III, Pokemon) and Tokusatsu [Kamen Rider Kabuto, Kamen Rider Decade (replaced Shou Aikawa), Kamen Rider Hibiki, Sh15uya and Cutie Honey the LIVE].

Keiichi Hasegawa
Hasegawa began writing for television in the 90s and has been a writer for every Ultraman series produced since Tiga except for Ultraman Max. Since first beginning his work on the Ultraman franchise with the 1996 series Ultraman Tiga, Hasegawa has gone on to write more material for the franchise than any other writer. He was the secondary writer for Kamen Rider Double.

Riku Sanjo
Riku Sanj is a Japanese manga artist. He has worked as both a story writer for manga and anime. He graduated from Meiji University. He has written for the Animes Gaikin, MD Geist, Digimon Xros Wars, the Manga Beet the Vandel Buster, Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken and Kamen Rider Double.


UPDATED SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 12:15 PM EST
Commenter Fantasy Leader informed me of others...
Hirohisa Soda
He wrote a total of 9 Sentai series: Goggle V through Fiveman, and then helped out on Ohranger and Carranger. Fans often thank Soda for raising the bar on Super Sentai. Thanks to him, we were given complex stories, villains, etc.

Naruhisa Arakawa
Naruhisa Arakawa did Kamen Rider Kuuga, Abaranger, and Dekaranger. He also did episodes 7 and 8 of Kamen Rider Double.

Noboru Sugimura
Noboru Sugimura did Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Ohranger, Jiban, Winspector, Solbrain, and helped on Kamen Rider Black. He has passed away.

Shouzo Uehara
Shouzo Uehara did Goranger, JAKQ, Denziman, Sun Vulcan, Gavan, Sharivan, Shaider, Juspion, Spielban, and 4 episodes of Kamen Rider Black.

Junki Takegami
Junki Takegami did Megaranger, GoGoFive, Gaoranger, and Go-onger.

Jun'ichi Miyashita
Jun'ichi Miyashita did Hurricaneger, Exceedraft, Janperson, Blue SWAT, B-Fighter, B-Fighter Kabuto, and helped on Kamen Rider Black.

Susumu Takaku
Susumu Takaku did Battle Fever J, Metalder, and Jiraiya.

3 comments:

Fantasy Leader said...

Lavender Ranger, there's also Hirohisa Soda. He wrote a total of 9 Sentai seasons! Goggle V through Fiveman, and then helped out on Ohranger and Carranger! Fans often thank Soda for raising the bar on Super Sentai. Thanks to him, we were given complex stories, villains, etc. Without Soda, Sentai would've possibly died out in the 80s.

Then there's Naruhisa Arakawa who did Kuuga, Abaranger, and Dekaranger. He also did eps 7 and 8 of Double.

Noboru Sugimura did Zyuranger, Dairanger, Kakuranger, Ohranger, Jiban, Winspector, Solbrain, and helped on Kamen Rider Black. He's deceased sadly. :(

Shouzo Uehara did Goranger, JAKQ, Denziman, Sun Vulcan, Gavan, Sharivan, Shaider, Juspion, Spielban, and 4 eps of Kamen Rider Black.

Junki Takegami did Megaranger, GoGoFive, Gaoranger, and Go-onger.

Jun'ichi Miyashita did Hurricaneger, Exceedraft, Janperson, Blue SWAT, B-Fighter, B-Fighter Kabuto, and helped on Kamen Rider Black.

Susumu Takaku did Battle Fever J, Metalder, and Jiraiya.

Hope this all helped. ;)

Hallwings said...

I wonder how old Saburo Yatsude would be today if he were a real person...

Sanime said...

Yasuko Kobayashi makes Den O seem so bland and tasteless, either that or it was the director who made it so terrible.
Toshiki Inoue is a great writer. The story of Hibiki and Agito and Jetman were waay beyond today's shows.

They were all great, except for Michiko Yokote, Riku Sanjo, Naruhisa Arakawa. Basically because their works have no power or passion like how Hibiki's and Black's stories are.