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Full Name
Chiaki Konaka

Kazuya Konaka

Seijo University


Chiaki Konaka

Chiaki J. Konaka Cult films and the people who make them interview Chiaki J Konaka

April 4, 1961 (age 62) (

screenwriter, scenarist

Marebito, Armitage III, Catnapped!, Sleeping Bride, Parasite Dolls

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Chiaki J. Konaka (小中 千昭, Konaka Chiaki) (born April 4, 1961) is a Japanese writer and scenarist best known for Serial Experiments Lain and later for the Digimon season Digimon Tamers. He is also known to be the creator of Ultraman Gaia, as cited by Tsuburaya Productions.


Chiaki J. Konaka Chiaki J Konaka Vows to Write Anime Even More Confusing Than

Konaka's serious works generally have a dark, psychological tone. As a Cthulhu Mythos writer, he tends to add Lovecraftian elements to his works.

Chiaki J. Konaka with Screenwriter Chiaki J Konaka

"Chiaki J. Konaka" is a very unusual name, as Japanese names typically do not include middle names. Konaka states that the "J." evokes the "Christian" name "John", due to his being born to parents who were members of the Anglican Church, but he does not identify as Christian. He began using the "J." at the age of 12, when he began making 8 mm films; he patterned the style after Western names such as "Charles M. Schulz".

Chiaki J. Konaka Cult films and the people who make them interview Chiaki J Konaka

He has cited Ghost Hound as his favorite screenwriting project.

Hated Reaper of Sinfulness


  • Armitage III: Screenplay, Original Manga
  • Astro Boy (2003 TV series): Script
  • The Big O: Screenplay, Series Supervision
  • Birdy the Mighty: Screenplay
  • Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040: Screenplay
  • Catnapped!: Screenplay
  • Despera: Script
  • Devil Lady: Script (episodes 1-5, 8, 12, 18, 25-26), Series Creation
  • Digimon Adventure 02: Scenario (episode 13)
  • Digimon Tamers: Series Composition, Script (episodes 1-3, 7, 13-14, 23-24, 34-35, 41, 44-45, 49-51), Series Structure
  • Futari Ecchi: Script
  • Ghost Hound: Series Composition, Screenplay
  • GR: Giant Robo: Series Composition
  • Hellsing: Series Composition, Script (episodes 1-6, 8-9, 11-13)
  • Magic User's Club: Script (eps 2-6), Novelization (1,2,5,6)
  • Malice@Doll: Script, Original story
  • Parasite Dolls: Script
  • Princess Tutu: Script (4, 9, 22, 23)
  • RahXephon: Screenplay (episodes 11-12, 17-18, 24-25)
  • RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio: Screenplay
  • Serial Experiments Lain: Screenplay, Series Structure
  • Shadow Star: Series Composition, Script (eps 1-3, 12-13)
  • Texhnolyze: Scenario (episodes 1-4, 6, 12, 20-22), Series Story Editor
  • Vampire Princess Miyu: Script (ep 20)
  • Tokusatsu

  • Ultraman Tiga
  • Ultraman Gaia
  • Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy
  • Ultraman Max
  • Cthulhu Mythos

  • Cthulhu's Strange Record
  • Insmus wo Oou Kage (a Japanese television adaptation of The Shadow Over Innsmouth)
  • "Terror Rate", a short story included in Volume 2 of the Lairs of the Hidden Gods anthology (Kurodahan Press: ISBN 4-902075-12-1)
  • Novel

  • Marebito (also screenplay of 2004 feature film)
  • References

    Chiaki J. Konaka Wikipedia