Futaro Yamada

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Futaro Yamada (山田 風太郎 Yamada Fūtarō?, January 4, 1922 – July 28, 2001) was the pen name of Seiya Yamada (山田 誠也 Yamada Seiya?), a Japanese author. He was born in Yabu, Hyogo. In 1947, he wrote a mystery novel Daruma-tōge no Jiken (達磨峠の事件?, lit. "The Incident on Dharma Pass") and was awarded a prize by a novel magazine Houseki (宝石?). He was discovered by Edogawa Rampo and became a novelist. He wrote many ninja (忍法帖 Ninpōchō series) and mystery stories. Many of his works have been adapted for film, TV, manga, and anime.

Awards[edit]

Selected works[edit]

Ninja stories ("Ninpōchō" series)[edit]

  • The Kouga Ninja Scrolls (甲賀忍法帖 Kōga Ninpōchō?, 1959)[2] - adapted to film in 2005.
  • Edo Ninpōchō (江戸忍法帖?, 1960) - adapted to film in 1963, and as a TV series in 1966.
  • Gunkan Ninpōchō (軍艦忍法帖?, 1961)
  • Kunoichi Ninpōchō (くノ一忍法帖?, 1961) - adapted to film twice in 1964 and 1991.
  • Gedō Ninpōchō (外道忍法帖?, 1962) - adapted to film twice in 1964 and 1992.
  • Ninja Tsukikageshō (忍者月影抄?, 1962) - adapted to film in 1963, 1996, and 2011.
  • Ninpō Chūshingura (忍法忠臣蔵?, 1962) - adapted to film in 1965, 1983 (TV), and 1994.
  • Iga Ninpōchō (伊賀忍法帖?, 1964) - adapted to film in 1982 and to manga in 2004.
  • Ninpō Hakkenden (忍法八犬伝?, 1964)
  • Fūrai Ninpōchō (風来忍法帖?, 1964) - adapted to film in 1965 and 1968.
  • Yagyū Ninpōchō (柳生忍法帖?, 1964) Yagyū Jūbei Trilogy #1 - adapted to film in 1998 and to manga in 2005.
  • Ninpō Sōden 73 (忍法相伝73?, 1965) - adapted to film in 1969.
  • Jiraiya Ninpōchō (自来也忍法帖?, 1965) - adapted to film in 1995.
  • Maten Ninpōchō (魔天忍法帖?, 1965)
  • Shingen Ninpōchō (信玄忍法帖?, 1967)
  • Makai Tenshō (魔界転生?, 1967) Yagyū Jūbei Trilogy #2 - adapted to film in 1981, 1996, 1998 (anime), and 2003.
  • Shinobi no Manji (忍びの卍?, 1967) - adapted to film in 1968.
  • Ninpō Kenshiden (忍法剣士伝?, 1968)
  • Ginga Ninpōchō (銀河忍法帖?, 1968)
  • Higisho Sōdatsu (秘戯書争奪?, 1968) - adapted to film in 1993.
  • Ninpō Fūin Ima Yaburu (忍法封印いま破る?, 1969)
  • Ninja Kokubyaku Zōshi (忍者黒白草紙?, 1969)
  • Ninpō Sōtō no Washi (忍法双頭の鷲?, 1969)
  • Uminari Ninpōchō (海鳴り忍法帖?, 1971)

Other fiction[edit]

  • Ganchū no Akuma (眼中の悪魔?, 1948)
  • Kyozō Inraku (虚像淫楽?, 1948) - adapted to manga in 1978.
  • Akuryō no Mure (悪霊の群?, 1955) with Akimitsu Takagi - adapted to film in 1956.
  • Jūsankaku Kankei (十三角関係?, 1956)
  • Idaten Hyakuri (いだ天百里?, 1957) - adapted to manga in 2006.
  • Onna Rō Hishō (おんな牢秘抄?, 1960) - adapted to film in 1995 and to manga in 2006.
  • Kan no Naka no Etsuraku (棺の中の悦楽?, 1962) - adapted to film in 1965.
  • Taiyō Kokuten (太陽黒点?, 1963)
  • Keishichō Sōshi (警視庁草紙?, 1975) - adapted to TV series in 2001.
  • Gentō Tsujibasha (幻燈辻馬車?, 1976)
  • Basara (婆沙羅?, 1990)
  • Yagyū Jūbei Shisu (柳生十兵衛死す?, 1992) Yagyū Jūbei Trilogy #3 - adapted to manga in 2000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  2. ^ "Shinobi: Heart Under Blade". (January 2007) Newtype USA. Volume 6, Number 1, page 23.

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