Yoshikazu Takeuchi

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Yoshikazu Takuechi
Native name 竹内 義和
Born (1955-02-27) February 27, 1955 (age 62)
Wakayama Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Novelist

Yoshikazu Takeuchi (竹内 義和?, Takeuchi Yoshikazu, born February 27, 1955 in Wakayama Prefecture) is a Japanese writer of fan guides and novels, as well as a radio co-host. His work was the basis for the 1997 Satoshi Kon anime film Perfect Blue and a 2002 live-action film titled Perfect Blue: Yume Nara Samete. Takeuchi's book Ultraman Visits the Grave is about a young boy who happens to be a fan of Ultraman. Takeuchi has expressed interest in getting his work translated for an English-speaking audience.[1] Seven Seas Entertainment has optioned the English-language rights to the Perfect Blue novels for Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, respectively. [2]


  • The Encyclopedia of World Monsters (世界の妖怪全百科?, Sekai no Yōkai Zen Hyakka) (1982, Shogakukan)
  • The History of Toho Special Effects Movies (1983)
  • Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis (パーフェクト・ブルー 完全変態?, Pāfekuto Burū: Kanzen Hentai) (March 1991)(ISBN 4-89-595022-0)
  • Perfect Blue 1998 (パーフェクト・ブルー1998?, Pāfekuto Burū 1998) (March 1998, Metamor Publishing)(ISBN 4-89-595192-8)[3]
  • The Promise of Gachopon (2009)
  • Wanting to meet Arashi (2010)
  • Ultraman Visits the Grave (November 2011)[4]


  1. ^ Wong, Brendan. "Profile". KansaiScene. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-04-10/seven-seas-licenses-yoshikazu-takeuchi-original-perfect-blue-novels/.114627
  3. ^ "メタモル出版". Metamor Publishing. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  4. ^ "竹内義和 出版物|HOURZ 株式会社アワーズ". Hourz.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 

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