Takeshi Shudo (首藤 剛志, Shudō Takeshi, August 18, 1949 – October 29, 2010) was a Japanese scriptwriter and novelist, best known for his work on the Pokémon franchise. He was a member of the Writers Guild of Japan.
|Born||August 18, 1949|
|Died||October 29, 2010 (aged 61)|
Life and careerEdit
Takeshi Shudo is best known as chief writer of the Pokémon anime from 1997 to 2002. He also wrote the first three Pokémon films (with the third film being co-written by Hideki Sonoda), the Mewtwo Returns TV special, and the two novelizations of the anime released in 1997 and 1999. He is also notable for creating the characters of Team Rocket and their iconic motto.
- Pokémon (1997–2002)
- Pokémon Writer, 61, Dies, at Kotaku; by Brian Ashcraft; published October 29, 2010; retrieved October 29, 2013
- Takeshi Shudo on IMDb
- Takeshi Shudo's blog entries (Japanese)
- Yahoo! Blog (Japanese)
- Obituary by Jonathan Clements
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