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Chiaki J. Konaka (小中 千昭, Konaka Chiaki) (born April 4, 1961) is a Japanese writer and scenarist best known for Serial Experiments Lain and later for the Digimon season Digimon Tamers. He is also known to be the creator of Ultraman Gaia, as cited by Tsuburaya Productions.

Chiaki J. Konaka
Born
Chiaki Konaka

(1961-04-04) April 4, 1961 (age 57)
Japan
Occupationscreenwriter, scenarist

Konaka's serious works generally have a dark, psychological tone. As a Cthulhu Mythos writer, he tends to add Lovecraftian elements to his works.[1][2]

"Chiaki J. Konaka" is a very unusual name, as Japanese names typically do not include middle names. Konaka states that the "J." evokes the "Christian" name "John", due to him being born to parents who were members of the Anglican Church, but he does not identify as Christian. He began using the "J." at the age of 12, when he began making 8 mm films; he patterned the style after Western names such as "Charles M. Schulz".[3]

He has cited Ghost Hound as his favorite screenwriting project.[3]

Contents

List of worksEdit

AnimeEdit

TokusatsuEdit

Cthulhu MythosEdit

  • Cthulhu's Strange Record
  • Insmus wo Oou Kage (a Japanese television adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth)
  • "Terror Rate", a short story included in Volume 2 of the Lairs of the Hidden Gods anthology (Kurodahan Press: ISBN 4-902075-12-1)

NovelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bush, Laurence (2001). Asian Horror Encyclopedia. Writers Club Press. pp. 101–102. ISBN 0-595-20181-4.
  2. ^ "Ask John: Is There Any Lovecraftian Anime?". AnimeNation. 2002-08-13. Archived from the original on 2005-01-07. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  3. ^ a b Seraphita, Nicole (June 23, 2015). "Interview with Screenwriter Chiaki J. Konaka". APGNation. Archived from the original on June 24, 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Air Gear DVD 1 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Armitage III Perfect Collection - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Astro Boy [2003] - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Big O - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Birdy the Mighty VHS 1 - Double Trouble - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 - Complete Collection". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Mike Toole Show -The Other 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time, Part 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Yoshitoshi ABe's Despera Project is Moving Forward With New Director". Anime News Network. January 10, 2015. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  12. ^ "デビルマンレディー" (in Japanese). TMS Entertainment. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "CJK's Profile". Konaka (in Japanese). Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  14. ^ ""Digimon Tamers" Blu-ray Box to Include Newly-Recorded Special Drama". Crunchyroll. October 2, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "デジモンテイマーズ感想" (in Japanese). Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  16. ^ "Step Up Love Story Sub.DVD 2 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  17. ^ "Ghost Hound Blu-Ray - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  18. ^ "GR ジャイアントロボ プラチナセット(DVD+CD+爆裂造形フィギュア応募券) Vol.3 【DVD】" (in Japanese). Rakuten. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  19. ^ a b c "Chiaki J. Konaka & Junichi Fujisaku double interview (1)". Production I.G. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  20. ^ "Done with Computers - The Mike Toole Show". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  21. ^ Browne, Nicoletta Christina. "THEM Anime Reviews 4.0 - Parasite Dolls". themanime.org. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  22. ^ "Princess Tutu - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  23. ^ "RahXephon DVD 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  24. ^ "Rahxephon: Pluralitas Concentio DVD - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  25. ^ "なるたるアニメ版逐話読解" (in Japanese). Yahoo! GeoCities. Archived from the original on January 11, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  26. ^ "Texhnolyze DVD 1 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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