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Yoshiki Tanaka

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Full Name: Yoshiki Tanaka
Born: October 22, 1952
Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: Japanese


Dr. Yoshiki Tanaka is a Japanese novelist. He was born in Kumamoto Prefecture and took his doctorate degree in Japanese Language and Literature in the Graduate School of Gakushuin University in Tokyo. He published his first story, "Murder at the Hanquan Pavilion," at the age of twenty

His major works include the fantasy novel series Arslan Senki, also known as The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and the sci-fi space opera novel series entitled Ginga eiyu densetsu, also known as Legend of the Galactic Heroes, both of which were adapted as anime and manga. His fantasy works also include the novel series Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings that was also adapted as anime.

Tanaka is an avid fan of Chinese history and wrote some novels set in China. He also published two arranged-translations of Chinese literature: "Sui Tang Yanyi - Stories of Sui and Tang Dynasties" and "Shuo Yue Quan Zhuan - Telling the Complete Biography of Yue Fei" as "Gakuhi-den - The Story of Yue Fei". He is also familiar with Persian history, which Arslan Senki is based on.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Legend of the Galactic Heroes

 1. (1982)
 2. (1983)
 3. (1984)
 4. (1984)
 5. (1985)
 6. (1985)
 7. (1986)
 8. (1987)
 9. (1987)
 10. (1987)