Takeshi Shudo

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Takeshi Shudo
Born August 18, 1949
Fukuoka, Japan
Died October 29, 2010 (aged 61)
Nara, Japan
Occupation Scriptwriter

Takeshi Shudo (首藤 剛志, Shudō Takeshi, August 18, 1949 – October 29, 2010)[1] was a Japanese scriptwriter, best known for his work on the Pokémon franchise.


Takeshi Shudo is best known as chief writer of the Pokémon anime for the Kanto, Orange Islands, and Johto arcs. He also wrote the first three Pokémon films. Along with Satoshi Tajiri, Ken Sugimori and others, Takeshi Shudo helped to create the world of Pokémon and made his debut in Japan, 1996 (in the US, 1998).

He went on to do work for many companies. He has been credited with creating the "unusual intelligence" of the writing in GoShogun and Minky Momo.[2]



  1. ^ Pokémon Writer, 61, Dies, at Kotaku; by Brian Ashcraft; published October 29, 2010; retrieved October 29, 2013
  2. ^ http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php?title=title_59

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