Minoru Kawakami (川上稔, Kawakami Minoru) is a Japanese author of light novels, best known as the author of the Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere and The Ending Chronicle light novel series.

Minoru Kawakami
BornMinoru Kawakami (川上稔, Kawakami Minoru)
(1975-01-03) January 3, 1975 (age 45)[1]
OccupationAuthor
Video game designer
NationalityJapanese
GenreScience fiction
Fantasy
Notable worksHorizon in the Middle of Nowhere
The Ending Chronicle
Website
www.din.or.jp/~arm/

WorksEdit

Most of Kawakami's works are set in a universe of his own creation. The history of this universe is divided into eras. Works set in the universe are labelled by the era they take place in (for instance Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere is the first series to take place in the GENESIS era, and is thus sometimes referred to as "the 1st GENESIS"). The eras are as follows, listed in chronological order:[2]

  • FORTH
  • AHEAD
  • EDGE
  • GENESIS
  • OBSTACLE
  • CITY

NovelsEdit

CITY SeriesEdit

  • Panzerpolis 1935 (パンツァーポリス1935) (1996, 1 volume)[3]
  • Aerial City London (エアリアルシティ) (1997, 1 volume)[4]
  • Tune Bust City Hong Kong (風水街都 香港) (1998, 2 volumes)[5][6]
  • Noise City Osaka (奏(騒)楽都市OSAKA) (1999, 2 volumes)[7][8]
  • Closed City Paris (閉鎖都市 巴里) (1999-2000, 2 volumes)[9][10]
  • Panzerpolis Berlin (機甲都市 伯林) (2000-2001, 5 volumes)[11][12]
  • Virtual City DT (電詞都市DT) (2002, 2 volumes)[13][14]

AHEAD SeriesEdit

GENESIS SeriesEdit

FORTH SeriesEdit

  • Rapid-fire King (連射王) (2007, reprinted 2013, 2 volumes)[19][20]

OBSTACLE SeriesEdit

  • Clash in the Hexennacht (激突のヘクセンナハト) (2015-present, 4 volumes)[21]

EDGE SeriesEdit

  • On a Godless Planet (神々のいない星で) (2018-present)[22]

AwardsEdit

  • Dengeki Novel Prize
    • 1996 - Gold Prize, Panzerpolis 1935
  • Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!
    • 2005 - 3rd Place in Best Male Character, Mikoto Sayama, The Ending Chronicle
    • 2006 - 5th Place in Best Novel Series, The Ending Chronicle
    • 2006 - 2nd Place in Best Male Character, Mikoto Sayama, The Ending Chronicle
    • 2007 - 7th Place in Best Novel Series, The Ending Chronicle
    • 2007 - 1st Place in Best Male Character, Mikoto Sayama, The Ending Chronicle
    • 2013 - 10th Place in Best Novel Series, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
    • 2013 - 10th Place in Best Male Character, Toori Aoi, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "エッセイ「私の電撃体験」第6回". Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Kawakami, Minoru (June 18, 2003). 電撃hp Volume.24 [Dengeki hp Volume 24]. Tōkyō: Media Works. ISBN 4840224242.
  3. ^ パンツァーポリス1935 [Panzerpolis 1935] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  4. ^ 都市シリーズ エアリアルシティ [City Series Aerial City London] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  5. ^ 都市シリーズ 風水街都 香港<上> [City Series Tune Bust City Hong Kong A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  6. ^ 都市シリーズ 風水街都 香港<下> [City Series Tune Bust City Hong Kong B] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  7. ^ 都市シリーズ 奏(騒)楽都市OSAKA<上> [City Series Noise City Osaka A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  8. ^ 都市シリーズ 奏(騒)楽都市OSAKA<下> [City Series Noise City Osaka B] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  9. ^ 都市シリーズ 閉鎖都市 巴里<上> [City Series Closed City Paris A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  10. ^ 都市シリーズ 閉鎖都市 巴里<下> [City Series Closed City Paris B] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  11. ^ 都市シリーズ 機甲都市 伯林 パンツァーポリス1937 [City Series Armored City Berlin Panzerpolis 1937] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  12. ^ 都市シリーズ 機甲都市 伯林5 パンツァーポリス1943 Erste-Ende [City Series Armored City Berlin 5 Panzerpolis 1943 Erste Ende] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  13. ^ 都市シリーズ 電詞都市DT<上> [City Series Virtual City DT A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  14. ^ 都市シリーズ 電詞都市DT<下> [City Series Virtual City DT B] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  15. ^ AHEADシリーズ 終わりのクロニクル(1)<上> [AHEAD Series The Ending Chronicle 1 A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  16. ^ AHEADシリーズ 終わりのクロニクル(7) [AHEAD Series The Ending Chronicle 7] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  17. ^ GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾンI<上> [GENESIS Series Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere I A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  18. ^ GENESISシリーズ 境界線上のホライゾンXI<下> [GENESIS Series Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere XI B] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  19. ^ FORTHシリーズ 連射王〈上〉 [FORTH Series Rapid-fire King A] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  20. ^ FORTHシリーズ 連射王〈下〉 [FORTH Series Rapid-fire King B] (in Japanese). Dengeki Bunko. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  21. ^ 川上稔の初のコミック原作『激突のヘクセンナハト』。 その作画担当する漫画家を緊急発表!! (in Japanese). Dengeki Daioh. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  22. ^ "神々のいない星で(電撃文庫) - カクヨム". カクヨム - 「書ける、読める、伝えられる」新しい小説投稿サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2020-01-06.

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