Itou, Keikaku

Itou, Keikaku

Given name: 計劃
Family name: 伊藤
Alternate names: Project-Itoh, Project Itoh, Satoshi Itou, 伊藤 聡
Birthday: Oct 14, 1974
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Itou Keikaku (伊藤 計劃), also known as Project Itoh, real name Itou Satoshi (伊藤 聡, October 14, 1974 – March 20, 2009), was a Japanese science fiction writer and essayist.

Born in Tokyo and graduated from the Department of Imaging Arts and Sciences at Musashino Art University. While working as a web designer, he wrote Genocidal Organ and submitted to Komatsu Sakyō Award contest in 2006. Although it did not receive the award, it was published from Hayakawa Publishing in 2007 and was nominated to Nihon SF Taisho Award.

Since 2001, he had to be hospitalized frequently for recurrent cancer. He died at age 34 on March 20, 2009. The video game Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and the last chapter of the manga Aki Sora were dedicated to his memory.

A poll by the yearly SF guidebook SF ga yomitai ranked Genocidal Organ as the number one of the domestic SF novel of the decade. Hayakawa's S-F Magazine All-Time Best poll in 2014 ranked Harmony as the top of the Japanese SF novels.

Toh Enjoe's Self-Reference ENGINE was also a finalist of Komatsu Sakyō Award and published from Hayakawa Shobō in 2007, along with Itou's Genocidal Organ. Since then they often appeared together at science fiction conventions and interviews, and collaborated in a few works, until Itou's death. At the press conference after the announcement of Enjoe's Akutagawa Prize in January 2012, Enjoe revealed the plan to complete Itou's unfinished novel Shisha no teikoku. It was published in August 2012, and received the Special Award of Nihon SF Taisho Award.
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tsubasalover | Dec 17, 2018 8:12 PM
Gyakusatsu Kikan (December 17) and Harmony (Spring 2019) get audio books

Navi_HelloWorld | Jul 19, 2018 11:15 PM
Harmony (the novel one not anime) is really an intriguing work. i like the anime too but the lack of explanation about the world make the anime kinda confusing when i watched it for the first time IMO

minecrawlerx | Dec 20, 2016 10:02 AM
First novel I read from him was "Harmony". The style of writing is very original and the story is very exciting! I am so sad that he wrote so few novels, because he truly was a genius. RIP.

Draconix814 | Nov 19, 2016 4:25 PM
I can't tell if this man is genius in storywriting or in scrambling our brains, but I can say that I loved the rides! ^^

MortalMelancholy | Sep 12, 2016 2:43 AM
Pretty interesting Bio, actually.

Jolle808 | Jul 22, 2016 9:11 AM
The first Novel i ever read (by my own will) was made by you and you had me hooked from page 1. Rest In Peace.

Neraizel | Aug 18, 2015 1:07 AM
I started reading Genocidal Organ (Gyakusatsu Kikan) from my school library earlier this morning. Rest in peace you bloody legend, all the best of luck for your upcoming literature adaptations.

Moon- | Mar 24, 2015 1:33 PM
Ah great keikaku indeed

zetsu_shoren | Dec 31, 2014 5:33 AM
So YOU'RE the origin of this PROJECT.


Zee530 | Aug 30, 2014 2:37 AM
First heard of him via the Aki-Sora manga final chapter, it was a great tribute, i cried like a baby, people should check it out (the tribute at the end, not the manga), about to read the books, also looking forward to the anime.

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