Baku Yumemakura biography

Baku Yumemakura

Film story contributor

1951 –


Who is Baku Yumemakura?

Baku Yumemakura is a Japanese science fiction and adventure writer. His works have sold more than 20 million copies in Japan spread across more than 280 titles. He is published in a variety of formats including feature films, television shows, movies and comic books.

His works are influenced by outdoor interests such as fishing, particularly Ayu fishing, mountain climbing, canoeing as well as Manga, Photography, pottery, art, calligraphy, Martial Arts. He has published a number of photo collections of his journeys through Nepalese mountains.

He is best known for writing Jōgen no Tsuki wo Taberu Shishi, which won both the Seiun Award and the Nihon SF Taisho Award. He also has written film scripts, including the one to Onmyoji.

One of his popular martial arts serials that has been adapted into manga is "Garouden", "The legend of the fighting wolves" that has also two videogames to date.

He's been nicknamed "The artisan of violence" due to one of his popular martial arts novel series "Shishi no mon" and currently in 2014 he's working the scripts of a manga series "Shin Garouden" with renown manga artist Masami Nobe


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Jan 1, 1951
Also known as
  • Mineo Yoneyama
  • Japan
  • Tokai University

on July 23, 2013

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