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Ryō Hanmura Born October 27, 1933
Tatsuno, Hyogo, Japan Died March 4, 2002 (aged 68) Nationality Japanese Genres Science fiction, fantasy, horror Notable award(s) Naoki Prize for Amayadori
1988 Nihon SF Taisho Award

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.[1] He won also the 1988 Nihon SF Taisho Award.[2]




  • Ishi no Ketsumyaku (石の血脈) Hayakawa shobou, 1971
  • Oyone Heikichi Toki no Ana Yuki (およね平吉時穴道行) Hayakawa shobou, 1971
  • Hikkakatta Haru (ひっかかった春) Freberu-kan, 1972
  • Gunka no Hibiki (軍靴の響き) Jitsugyou no Nippon-sha, 1972
  • Musubi no Yama Hiroku (産霊山秘録) Hayakawa shobou, 1973
  • Ougon Densetsu (黄金伝説) Shouden-sha, 1973
  • Eiyuu Densetsu (英雄伝説) Shouden-sha, 1973
  • Akuukan Yousai (亜空間要塞) Hayakawa shobou, 1974
  • Waga Furusato wa Yomi no Kuni (わがふるさとは黄泉の国) (contained Sengoku Jieitai) Hayakawa shobou, 1974
    • Sengoku Jieitai (戦国自衛隊)
  • Yōseiden (妖星伝) Kodansha, 1975-1995


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His name is generally written as Ryou or Ryō Hanmura.      The man who wrote MUSUBI NO YAMA HIROKU (an epic fantasy saga reinterpreting 400 years of Japan's real history through the perspective of the mysterious and clairvoyant mountain people), YOUSEIDEN (another science fiction epic chronicling Japan's decades long war against the anti-Shinto god) and TAIYO NO SEKAI (a projected 80 volume novel chronicling the entire history of the lost Mu civilization) must be a genius. …
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