Daisuke Satō

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Daisuke Satō
Born(1964-04-03)April 3, 1964
Ishikawa, Japan
DiedMarch 22, 2017(2017-03-22) (aged 52)
Pseudonym(s)Daisuke Tō
Notable works
Imperial Guards[1]
Highschool of the Dead[2]

Daisuke Satō (佐藤大輔, Satō Daisuke, April 3 1964 – March 22 2017) was a Japanese board game designer, novelist, and manga writer. He was known for his alternate history novels Seito (divided Japan like Korea) and Red Sun Black Cross (Japan fights against Germany), among others. He wrote the story for his manga Imperial Guards (with illustrator Yū Itō) and Highschool of the Dead (with illustrator Shōji Satō). Imperial Guards was nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2007 and for the first Manga Taishō in 2008.[3][4] He died on March 22, 2017 from ischaemic heart disease.[5]



  • Nichi-Bei Kessen 2025日米決戦2025 (JA-US Final Battle in 2025) by Daisuke Tō (another name of Satō), Yoshifumi Kobayashi and others
  • Imperial Guards by Daisuke Satō and Yū Itō
  • Highschool of the Dead (学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD, Gakuen Mokushiroku Highschool of the Dead) by Daisuke Satō and Shōji Satō


  • Red Sun Black Cross (レッドサン ブラッククロス)
  • Return to Europe (リターン トゥ ヨーロッパ)
  • Escort Fleet (エスコート フリート)
  • Niitakayama Nobore (ニイタカヤマノボレ, Climb the New High Mountain)
  • War in Vietnam (ベトナム戦争)


  • Gyakuten Taiheiyou Senshi (逆転・太平洋戦史, Reversed Pacific War History)
  • Nobunaga series (信長シリーズ)
  • Seito (征途, Victory Road)
  • Red Sun Black Cross
  • Shinkou Sakusen Pacific Storm (侵攻作戦パシフィック・ストーム, Strike Operation Pacific Storm)
  • Harukanaru Hoshi (遥かなる星, Distant Star)
  • Tokyo no Yasashii Okite (東京の優しい掟, Gentle Rule of Tokyo)
  • Kyoei no Okite (虚栄の掟, Vanity Rule)
  • Chikyu-Renpou no Koubou (地球連邦の興亡, Rise and Fall of Federation, Earth)
  • Koukoku no Shugosha (皇国の守護者, Imperial Guards)
  • Ousatsu no Huckebein (鏖殺の凶鳥, Genocider Huckebein)
  • Mokushi no Shima (黙示の島, Apocalyptic Island)
  • Pyongyang Coup d'État Sakusen - Shizukanaru Asa no Tameni (平壌クーデター作戦 静かなる朝のために, Conspiracy of Coup d'État in Pyongyang - For the Peaceful Morning)


He made a five-minute promo for the 1-hour special episode of the anime One Piece titled: 'Luffy vs Sanji', which was aired on October 1,2017.[6]


  1. ^ 「皇国の守護者 5巻」(佐藤大輔・伊藤悠) (in Japanese). Yomiuri Online. 2008-03-11. Archived from the original on 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  2. ^ "Official Highschool of the Dead Website" (in Japanese). Fujimi Shobo. Archived from the original on 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  3. ^ "Tezuka Cultural Prize Nominees for Manga Announced". Anime News Network. April 30, 2007. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  4. ^ "12 Titles Nominated for 1st Ever Manga Taisho Awards". Anime News Network. January 23, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "High School of the Dead Manga Creator Daisuke Satō Passes Away at 52". Anime News Network. March 26, 2017. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  6. ^ http://comicbook.com/anime/2017/09/19/one-piece-special-luffy-sanji-fight/

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