Shinji Kajio

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Shinji Kajio
Born (1947-12-24) 24 December 1947 (age 71)
Kumamoto, Japan
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Notable worksEmanon
Notable awards1991 Nihon SF Taisho Award

Shinji Kajio (梶尾 真治, Kajio Shinji, born 24 December 1947 in Kumamoto Prefecture) is an award-winning Japanese author of science fiction and fantasy. The film Yomigaeri is based on Kajio's novel of the same name[1] and he also co-wrote the manga Omoide Emanon (おもいでエマノン) (2008, "The Memory of Emanon") series with Kenji Tsuruta (who additionally illustrated the series), which was serialized in Monthly Comic Ryu. The manga is based on his 1983 short story of the same title and became the beginning of his long-running series of "Emanon" short stories (1983-2017+), about a mysterious girl born 3 billion years ago (and whose name is "No name" backwards). He won the 1991 Nihon SF Taisho Award.[2]

Works in English translation[edit]

  • "Reiko's Universe Box" (Speculative Japan, Kurodahan Press, 2007)[3]
  • "Emanon: A Reminiscence" (Speculative Japan 2, Kurodahan Press, 2011)[4]


  1. ^ Beyond Hollywood Archived 10 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Nihon SF Taisho Award Winners List". Science Fiction Writers of Japan. Retrieved 2010-01-28.
  3. ^ Speculative Japan | Kurodahan Press
  4. ^ Speculative Japan 2 | Kurodahan Press

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