Harutoshi Fukui

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Harutoshi Fukui

Harutoshi Fukui 福井晴敏

Harutoshi Fukui  (1968–)  has been more strongly influenced by manga and Hollywood than by literature, and his entry into the arena of fiction came by way of ideas for movie scripts. Having dropped out of college, he decided to try his hand at writing while working as a security guard. His literary debut came in 1998 when he garnered the Edogawa Rampo Prize for his novel Tuerubu Y.O. (Twelve Y.O.), about a Japanese terrorist who attacks the U.S. Department of Defense with a computer virus. His next work was Boukoku no ijisu (Aimless Aegis), which won not only the Mystery Writers of Japan Award but also the Haruhiko Oyabu Award and the Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize, and was short-listed for the Naoki Prize as well. In 2003, he was awarded the Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize a second time, along with the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize for New Writers, for the novel Shusen no Rorerai (Secret Weapon Lorelei) about a covert submarine mission at the end of World War II. With this, his reputation was sealed as a writer of blockbuster suspense novels. His other works include the 2006 Opereshon rozu dasuto (Operation Rose Dust) and numerous novelizations of installments of Gundam, the robot anime series of which he is a fervent fan.
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