Kôhan Kawauchi (Kiyoshi Kawauchi)

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Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
Poet, lyricist, novelist, scriptwriter and comic writer Kawauchi joined Toho Film Company in 1941 as a scene shifter. In 1952 he scripted his first script and from 1955 he collaborated actively with the film industry, firstly for Shin Toho and later for all the six "majors". In February of 1958 his most popular character appeared on TV: "Gekko Kamen" (Moonlight Mask); its success was instantaneous. Kawauchi, who wrote the scripts, also wrote the adaptation in "manga", drawn by Jiro Kuwata and serialized in the magazine "Shonen Club" (Kodansha Publisher) from May of 1958. Read more...