Ryō Hanmura (半村 良 Hanmura Ryō?, October 27, 1933 - March 4, 2002) Hanmura was a Japanese science fiction, fantasy, and horror author. His name is alternatively transliterated as Ryo Hammura. He won the Naoki Prize for his 1975 novel Amayadori. One of his novels was the basis of the film Sengoku Jieitai, also a series of role-playing video games called "Eiyuu Densetsu" ("The Legend of Heroes") was loosely based on his novel by the same name. He won the first Izumi Kyōka Prize for Literature by his novel Musubi no Yama Hiroku in 1983. He won also the 1988 Nihon SF Taisho Award.