Hideaki Sena

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Hideaki Sena
Native name
瀬名 秀明
Born (1968-01-17) January 17, 1968 (age 51)
OccupationPharmacologist, novelist
Known forParasite Eve

Hideaki Sena, Ph.D. (瀬名 秀明, Sena Hideaki, born January 17, 1968 in Shizuoka City) is a Japanese pharmacologist and novelist. Sena was a graduate student at Tohoku University when he wrote his prizewinning debut novel, Parasite Eve.[1]

Writing career[edit]

His most famous novel, Parasite Eve, was adapted into a film directed by Masayuki Ochiai in 1997 and a popular horror role-playing video game by Square. When Parasite Eve was adapted as a video game, Hideaki Sena did not learn the title's plot until it was completed, since the game was a collaboration between Square and his publisher.[2] He is also the author of Brain Valley, for which he won the Nihon SF Taisho Award, and Tomorrow's Robots.

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Sena currently lives in Sendai, Japan where he lectures on microbiology and genre fiction.[3] Sena is a pen name, while the author's real name is Suzuki.


  • Parasite Eve (Kadokawa Bookstore, 1995 / Kadokawa Horror Library, 1996 / Shinchou Library, 2007)
  • BRAIN VALLEY (Kadokawa Bookstore, 1997 / Kadokawa Library, 2000 / Shinchou Library, 2005)
  • Novels & Science - Creation Surpassing the Science/Literature Boundary (Iwanami Bookstore, 1993)
  • August Museum (Kadokawa Bookstore, 2000 / Kadokawa Library, 2003 / Shinchou Library, 2006)
  • 21st Century Robot (Bungeishunju Bunshun New Works, 2001)
  • The Rainbow Planetarium (Shoudensha, 2001) (Astronomic Museum, Gotou Planetarium) Set in Tounichi Tenmonkan Astronomic Museum
  • Menzel's Chess Player (Koubunsha, 2001)
  • Robot of Tomorrow (Bungeishinju, 2002)
  • The Heart's Time Machine! - A Novel by Hideaki Sena / The Cooking Club (Kadokawa Bookstore, 2002)
  • Robot Opera (Koubunsha, 2004)
  • Descartes' Sealed Room (Shinchousha, 2005)
  • The 9th Day - The Tragedy of Joy (Koubunsha, 2006)
  • Science in Wonderland (Shoubunsha, 2006)
  • Hideaki Sena's Essays on Robots (2008)
  • Every Breath (2008)
  • Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops (2011)[4]
  • Computer Kakumei: Saikyou × Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou (2012)


  1. ^ Monahan, Andrew (January 5, 2008). "Cellular Seduction". Time.com. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
  2. ^ Lynch, Lisa (2001-09-05). "Tech Flesh 4: Mitochodrial Combustion at Club Parasite, An Interview With Hideaki Sena". CT Theory. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  3. ^ "Parasite Eve by Hideaki Sena". RandomHouse.ca. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
  4. ^ "小説版ドラえもん のび太と鉄人兵団" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved May 7, 2016.

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