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1998

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- January 1998 -
Nagai Go
"Devilman Lady 3" from Kodansha on January 23.
Yumemakura Baku
"Shin Maju-gari(New Devil-Beast Hunters) 5" from Shodensha
Yumemakura Baku
"Garouden(Hungry Wolves Legend) 3" comics version, drawn by Itagaki Keisuke from Scola.
Nagai Go
"Kotetsu Jeeg(Iron Jeeg)" from Daitosha in early January
Nagai Go
"Majinga Z Kaitaishinsho(Anatomizing Majinga Z)" from Kodansha in late January
Okamoto Ken'ichi
"Time Crush" vol. 2 from Asahi Sonorama in January
Yamada Masaki
"Shinkyoku Houtei(Court of Divina Commedia)" from Kodansha Novels
Tanaka Koji
"Shin Taiheiyo Senki 11: Rengo Kantai Dai Banka/ kohen(New Tale of Pacific War 11: Requiem to the Combined Fleet 2)" from Kobunsha Kappa Novels

- February 1998 -
Yumemakura Baku
"Garouden(Hungry Wolves Legend) 10" from Futabasha
Yumemakura Baku
"Hitsuji no Uchu(Universe of Sheep)", a picture book, drawn by Tamura Shigeru from Kodansha.
Minamiyama Hiroshi
"Nostradamus no Gokuhi Ango(Secret Code of Nostradamus)", translation of the same book by Maurice Chatran, from Kosaido Books
Ishikawa Eisuke
"Zatsugaku: Oo-Edo Shomin Jiten(Trivia Dictionary on Edo Citizens)" published in Februay from Kodansha Bunko
Takai Shin
"Panzerdragoon Azel" from Fusosha in February
Noda Masahiro
"Noda Masahiro no Uchuryoko-shi: Reimei-hen(NODA SPACE MUSEUM / A CHRONICLE OF SPACEFLIGHT)" from ASCII in February

- March 1998 -
Nagai Go
"Kanzen Fukkokuban(Full Republishment version) Violence Jack 1-3" from Kodansha in March
Tsuji Masaki
"Fushigi-cho San-chome(Cruel street, Magic city)" published by Kodansha Novels on March 5.
Nagai Go
New serial commic "Space Fairy ASTRA" will begin on Commic Alpha magazine published by MediaFactory.
Kumi Saori
"Kore ga Todome no Shinjinsho no Torikata Oshiemasu(The Last Book to Know How to Get an Writer's Award for New Faces)" published from Tokuma Shoten, 1400 yen.
Nagai Go
"Reprinted Violence Jack 1-3" by Nagai Go was published on March 23 from Kodansha Commics. 500 yen each.
Yumemakura Baku
"Kimaira 14 Enjo-hen(Kimaira 14: Related Life)" from Asahi Sonorama

- April 1998 -
Tori Miki
"Jiken no Chiheisen(Horizon of Cases)" published from Chikuma Shobo on April 20.
Nagai Go
"Shuten Doji 1-2" from Fusosha on April 1.
Nagai Go
"Shuten Doji 3" from Fusosha in April.
Nagai Go
"Reprinted Violence Jack 4-7" from Kodansha Commics in April.
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 1-2" from Chuko Bunko in April.
Nagai Go
"Go-dan(Go's Tale): Iwami Jutaro" from Chuo Koronsha in April.
Nagai Go
"Devilman Lady 4" from Kodansha in April.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go: Kekko Land" from Magazine-magazine in April.
Shimada Yooichi
Translation of "The Ship Errant" by Jody Lynn Nye from Sogen SF Bunko in April.
Tori Miki and Yuuki Masami
"Doyo Wide Satsujin Jiken(Saturday TV-darama Murder Case)" on April 2 from Tokuma Shoten.
Tori Miki and Yuuki Masami
"Jiken no Chiheisen(Horizon of Affairs)" on April 20 from Chikuma Shobo.
Yumemakura Baku
"Heisei Koshaku: Abe Seimei Den(Heisei Narrative: Legend of Abe Seimei)" from Chuo Koronsha.
Kozumi Rei
"Ringworld no Gyokuza(The Ringworld Throne)", written by Larry Niven, from Hayakawa Shobo on April 30.
Toyota Aritsune
"Jinrui Izen, Jinrui Igo(Before Humankind, After Humankind)" from Seishun Shuppansha Playbooks on April 5.
Hiura Ko
"Dai Hard: Mirai Horo Galdeen Gaiden 2(Future Drift Galdeen - Side story 2)" from Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko on April 1.
Yumemakura Baku
"Kamigami no Sanrei(Mountain Top of Gods)" was dramatized on NHK-FM radio from April 29 to May 2.
Yumemakura Baku
"Heisei Koshaku Abe Seimei Den(Heisei Parable on Abe Seimei)" from Chuo Koron Sha.
Kawamata Chiaki
"Kyokutou Guren Kantai(Fareast Yakuza Fleet)" on April 30 in Tokuma Novels from Tokuma Shoten.
Kumi Saori
"Kimi no Hitomi ni Galaxy(Galaxy to your Eyes)" as electronic books.
Kumi Saori
"3 ji no Oyatsu ni Dokuyaku wo(Poison for the Tea Time)" as electronic books.

- May 1998 -
Nagai Go
"Shuten Doji 4" from Fusosha in May.
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 3-4" from Chuko Bunko in May.
Nagai Go
"Papercraft Book Mazingar Z" from Kodansha in May.
Nagai Go
"Ketteiban Devilman no Sekai(the Definitive Edition of the World of Devilman)" from Kodansha Commics in May.
Yumemakura Baku
Comic book "Ommyoji(Sorcerer)" drawn by Okano Reikoon May 29 from Sukora.
Tanaka Koji
"Reiketu(Killer Blood)" on May 10 from Keibunsha.
Tatsumi Takayuki
"Nippon Henryu Bungaku(Slipstream Japan)" on May 30 from Shinchosha.
Asakura Hisashi
Kurt Vonnegut's "Timequake" was tranlated by Asakura Hisashi, published on May 31 from Hayakawa Shobo.
Yasuhiko Yoshikazu
"Yasuhiko Yoshikazu Gashu: Kanzen Fukkoku Ban" from Kodansha Comics, On May 20.

- June 1998 -
Takahashi Ryohei
translated Bruce Dessau's "The Life and Times of Rowan Atkinson" as "Mr. Atokinson no Himitsu" to be published from Kyuryudo.
Nagai Go
"Kanzenban(Complete version) Violence Jack 5&6" in June from Chuko Bunko.
SFWJ
SFWJ held the general assembly on June 7 at Nakadana-so in Nakadana Spa.
Hikawa Reiko
"Sen no Yoru no Kaeru Tokoro(Where Thousant Nights Return)" from Fujimi Shobo on June 10.
Tanaka Koji
"'Rengo Kantai' ga Nihon wo Sukuu('Combined Fleet' saves Japan)" from Seishun Shuppansha Playboooks on June 5.
Minamiyama Hiroshi
"Borkerlands" by Mike Dash on June 18 from Kadokawa Haruki Jimusho.
Minamiyama Hiroshi
"Chikyu-shi wo Kutsugaesu 'Shin-Soseiki'('New Genesis' oversets the History of the Earth)" on May 30 from Gakken.
Shikano Tsukasa
"Kyodai Robbot Tanjo(the Birth of Gigantic Robbots)" from Shuwa System on June 20.
Okamoto Ken'ichi
"Twin Heat" from Asahi Sonorama on June 30.
Ishikawa Eisuke
"2050-nen wa Edo Jidai(It Comes Edo era in 2050)" from Kodansha Bunko on June 15.
Kawamata Chiaki
"Keppu Indochina Kusen-roku 1" on June 30 from Futabasha.

- July 1998 -
Nagai Go
"Devilman BOX" published by Kodansha for registered customers only. The price will be 13,000 yen.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Seikimatsu-ten(Nagai Go's End-of-the-Century Show)" to be held in Japan and in Europe.
Nagai Go
"Kanzenban(Complete version) Violence Jack 7&8" in July from Chuko Bunko.
Nagai Go
"Devilman BOX ARK" in July from Kodansha.
Nagai Go
"Oira Sukeban(I'm Sukeban) 1&2" in July from Magazine-magazine.
Nagai Go
"Samurai World 8: Raiden Tameemon" on July 20 from Chuo Koronsha.
Nagai Go
"Devilman Lady 5" on July 23 from Kodansha.
Nagai Go
"Shuten Doji 5" on July 10 from Fusosha.
Oba Waku
"Yuki Iro no Karte(A Carte in Snow Color)" on July 5 from KK Bestsellers
Shimada Yoichi
"Fires of Eden" by Dan Simmons, translated by Shimada Yoichi, is published in middle July from Kadokawa Bunko.
Yumemakura Baku
"Shichi-nin no Abe Seimei(Seven Abe Seimeis)", in middle July, from Outou Shobo.
Yumemakura Baku
"Seigakudo Suimu-tan(Seigakudo's Daydream Tales)", in late July, from Shueisha Bunko.
Noda Masahiro
"NHK Human University: Those who have been dreamt of the space". On air on 9, 16, 23, 30 of July, NHK educational TV.
Kawamata Chiaki
"Keppu Indochina Kusen-roku(Bloody Air Battle in Indochina) 2" on July 25 from Futabasha.
Tanaka Koji
"Leyte Oki: Nichi-Bei Kaisen(Off Leyte: Japan and US Open Hostilities)" on July 30 from Kobunsha KAPPA NOVELS.
Izawa Motohiko
"Shinu made no wazukana Jikan(Death Just Around the Corner)" from Futabasha on July 25.

- August 1998 -
Yumemakura Baku
On August 2, an event for the sake of the publication of "Heisei Koshaku Abe Seimei Den(Heisei Parable on Abe Seimei)".
Yumemakura Baku
"Junjo Hyoryu(Heart-whole Drifting)" from Shueisha Bunko in late August.
Yumemakura Baku
A commic, originated by Yumemakura Baku and drawn by Itagaki Keisuke, "GARODEN 4" in middle August from Scola.
Yumemakura Baku
Yumemakura Baku campaigns on August 22 at Book Fast Shibuya from 14:00 to 15:00.
Noda Masahiro
"NHK Human University: Those who have been dreamt of the space". On air on 6, 13, 20, 27 of August. NHK educational TV
Nagai Go
Comic "Kanzenban(Complete version) Violence Jack 9" from Choko Bunko.
Nagai Go
Comic "Kanzenban(Complete version) Violence Jack 10" from Choko Bunko.
Nagai Go
Comic "Nagai Go Clonicle" in August from Zest.
Nagai Go
Comic "Hen-chin Pokoider 1" from Futabasha.
Nagai Go
Comic "Hen-kiin Tamaider 1" from Futabasha.
Nagai Go
Comic "Oira Sukeban(I'm Sukeban) 3" from Magazine-magazine.
Nagai Go
From August 6, "Dinamic Production 30th Anniversary Book Fair" at the Shinjuku Minami shop of Kinokuniya Book Store.
Takachiho Haruka
"Dirty Pair: Dokusaisha no Isan(Legacy of the Dictator)" from Hayakawa Shobo on August 26.
Takahashi Ryohei
"Encyclopedia of Science Fiction" by John Clute, from Graphic-sha in August.
Otsuki kenji
"Watakushi dakara(Because It's Me)" from Shueisha on August 26.
Tori Miki
A feature on Tori Miki is shown on magazine 'TV Bros' Aug. 15 issue from Tokyo News Tsushinsha.
Kawamata Chiaki
"Keppu Indochina Kusen-roku 3" on August 25 from Futabasha.
Tsuji Masaki
"Noto ha Yasashiya Oni mademo" on August 20 from Kobunsha Bunko.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Seikimatsu-ten(Nagai Go's End-of-the-Century Show)" to be held in Japan and in Europe.

- September 1998 -
Yumemakura Baku
"Kenran-taru Sagi(Luscious Egret)" from Shueisha Bunko.
Noda Masahiro
"NHK Human University: Those who have been dreamt of the space". On air on 3, 10, 17, 24 of September. NHK educational TV
Nagai Go
Comic "Kanzenban(Complete version) Violence Jack 11&12" from Choko Bunko.
Nagai Go
Comic "Hen-chin Pokoider 2" from Futabasha.
Nagai Go
Comic "Hen-kiin Tamaider 2" from Futabasha.
Nagai Go
Comic "Oira Sukeban(I'm Sukeban) 4" from Magazine-magazine.
Ohba Waku
Ohba Waku's novel "Cho Un Den (Tale of Zhao Yun) 1" from Koei on September 25.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Seikimatsu-ten(Nagai Go's End-of-the-Century Show)" to be held in Japan and in Europe.
Kotani Mari
"Fantasy no Boken(Adventure of Fantasy)" from Chikuma Shinsho on September 20.
Nagai Go
"Samurai World 9: Hidari Jingoro" on September 20 from Chou Koronsha.
Nagai Go
"Majin Saga 6" on September 30 from Fusosha.
SFWJ
general meeting was held at Arcadia Ichigaya on September 6.
Nagai Go
"Oira Sukeban(I'm Sukeban) 3" from Magazine-magazine on September 15.
Noda Masahiro
"Prisoner's Hope" by David Finetuch on September 30 from Hayakawa Bunko.

- October 1998 -
Nagai Go
"Devilman Lady 6" from Kodansha in October
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 13" from Chuo Koronsha in October
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 14" from Chuo Koronsha in October
Yumemakura Baku
Yumemakura Baku got the 11th Shibata Renzaburo Award(sponsored by Shueisha) by his novel "Kamigami no Itadaki(Mountain Top of Gods)" published from Shueisha.
Kasai Kiyoshi
"Ski-teki Shikou(Think Like Skiing)" on October 30 from Kobunsha.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Seikimatsu-ten(Nagai Go's End-of-the-Century Show)" to be held in Japan and in Europe.

- November 1998 -
Kotani Mari, Ueno Naoko
Kotani Mari talks with Ueno Naoko at Aoyama Book Center Honten, Tokyo on November 3.
Tori Miki
"Sekishin Densetsu(Legend of Stone God)" published from Bungei Shunju on November 20.
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 15" from Chuo Koronsha in November
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 16" from Chuo Koronsha in November
Nagai Go
"Samurai World 10: Musashibo Benkei" on November 11 from Chou Koronsha.
SFWJ
Nomination to the 19th Nihon SF Taisho Award was decided on November 1.
Ohba Waku
"Cho Un Den (Tale of Zhao Yun) 2" from Koei on November 2.
Takachiho Haruka
"Igyo Sangokushi: Gamos no Maken 3" from Fujimi Fantasia Bunko on November 25.
SFWJ
On November 20, this year's Nihon SF Taisho Award was decided.
Tanaka Koji
"Rengo Kantai Higashi-he" on November 25 from Kobunsha Kappa Novels.
Minamiyama Hiroshi
"The X Files: Fight the Future" by Chris Carter & Elizabeth Hand on November 25 from Kadokawa Bunko.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Seikimatsu-ten(Nagai Go's End-of-the-Century Show)" to be held in Japan and in Europe.

- December 1998 -
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 17" from Chuo-Koronsha in December 18.
Nagai Go
"Violence Jack 18" from Chuo-Koronsha in December.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Vintage Manga-kan(House of Manga)" from Wani Books in December.
Nagai Go
"Nagai Go Character Zukan(Visual Glossary)" from Zest in December.
Nagai Go
"Papercraft Book: Devilman" from Kodansha in December.
Ohba Waku
"Ma-king" from KK Best Sllers on December 5.
Yamada Masaki
"Hisame(Icy Rain)" from Kadokawa Haruki Jimusho on December 8.
Ishikawa Jun
"Samui Asa(Cold Morning)" on December 3 from Chikuma Shobo(Chikuma Bunko).
Noa Azusa
"Shonen Salome(Salome the Boy)" on December 10 from Kodansha.
Morishita Katsuhito
"Gendai SF Saizensen(the Front Line of the Contemporary SF)" on December 5 from Futabasha.
Okamoto Ken'ichi'
"Nabe ga Warau(Skillets Laugh)" on December 24 from Asahi Sonolama.
Asakura Hisashi
"Zod Wallop" by William Browning Spencer on December 5 from Kadokawa Shoten.
Takachiho Haruka
"Dirty Pair: Dokusaisha no Isan(Legacy of the Dictator) Internet Version" appears again from December 21.
Toyota Aritsune
"Dango-shugi no Kozai" on December 20 from Seishun Shuppansha Playbooks.
Kawamata Chiaki
"Juni Senkan Monogatari(Twelve Battleship Stories)" on December 8 from Gakushu Kenkyusha.
Yumemakura Baku and Okano Reiko
"Ommyoji 8" on December 18 from Scola.

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