Project Itoh ( ō 計劃Itō Keikaku ) , real name Satoshi Itō ( 伊藤 聡Itō Satoshi , October 14, 1974 – March 20, 2009) , was a Japanese science fiction writer and essayist.


It was 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 it to the Komatsu Sakyō Contest Award in 2006. Although it did not receive the award, it was published by Hayakawa Publishing in 2007 and was nominated for the Nihon SF Taisho Award .

From 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: Aki Sora’s Peace Walker and afterwords of the last volume of the manga were dedicated to his memory. He had written a tie-in novel based on the video game Metal Gear Solid 4. [1]

A poll by the annual sci-fi science guidebook SF ga Yomitai ranked Genocidal Organ as the domestic sci-fi novel of the decade. [2] Hayakawa’s SF Magazine All-Time Best poll in 2014 Official Harmony as the top of the Japanese SF novels. [3]

Toh EnJoe ‘s Self-Reference ENGINE Was aussi a finalist of Komatsu Sakyo Award and published from Hayakawa Shobo in 2007, along with Itoh’s Genocidal Organ . Since then, they have often appeared together at science fiction conventions and interviews, and collaborated in a few works, until Itoh’s death. At the press conference after the announcement of Enjoe’s Akutagawa Prize in January 2012, Enjoe revealed the plan to complete Itoh’s unfinished novel The Empire of Corpses . [4] It was published in August 2012, and received the Special Award of Nihon SF Taisho Award .

Noitamina , a fuji television programming block devoted to anime, announced that they would be adapting three of the film’s animated feature films. All three films would be handled by different studios and directors. Genocidal Organ directed by Shuko Murase at Manglobe , Harmony co-directed by Takashi Nakamura and Michael Arias at Studio 4 ° C and The Empire of Corps directed by Ryotaro Makihara at Wit Studio . All three movies also feature theme songs by Egoist , designs by illustrator redjuiceand were to be released in 2015. [5]


Japanese Awards
  • 2007: Nihon SF Taisho Award nomination for Genocidal Organ
  • 2007: SF Magazine Readers’ Japanese Short Story Award for “The Indifference Engine”
  • 2009: Nihon SF Taisho for Harmony
  • 2009: Seiun Award for Harmony
  • 2012: Nihon SF Taisho Award “Special Award” for The Empire of Corpses (with Toh Enjoe )
  • 2013: Seiun Award for The Empire of Corpses (with Toh Enjoe)
US Awards
  • 2010: Philip K. Dick Award “Special Citation” for Harmony



  • Gyakusatsu kikan ( 虐殺 器官 ) (2007); English translation: Genocidal Organ (2012)
  • Metaru gia soriddo ganzu obu za patoriotto () タ ル ギ ソ ソ ソ ッ ン オ ザ パ ト リ リ ッ ッ ッ ト ト ト ) (2008); English translation: Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots (2012) – Novelization of Solid Metal Gear 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Hāmonī ( ハ ー モ ニ ー ) (2008); English translation: Harmony (2010)
  • Shisha no teikoku ( 屍 者 の 帝国 , The Empire of Corpses ) (2012) – Co-authored with Toh Enjoe . Published posthumously. ( A Partial Translation of the Empire of Corpses at J’Lit Books from Japan)

Collections of Short Stories and Essays

  • Itō Keikaku Kiroku ( 伊藤 計劃 記録 , Project Itoh Archives ) (2010) – A collection of short stories and essays from his website, published posthumously
  • Itō Keikaku Kiroku: Daini Isō ( 伊藤 計劃 記録: 第 弐 記録 , Project Itoh Archives: Second Phase ) (2011) – A collection of short stories, essays, and his blog
  • The Indifference Engine (2012) – A paperback bunkobon collection of short fiction works

Movie reviews collections

  • Running Pictures () 計劃 映 画 時評 集 ) 1 ) (2013)
  • Cinematrix ( 伊藤 計劃 映 画 時評 集 ) 2 ) (2013) – Movie reviews collection from his website


  1. Jump up^
  2. Jump up^ SF が 読 み た い! <2010 年度 版> . Hayakawa Shobo. 2010. ISBN  978-4-15-209107-9 .
  3. Jump up^ SF Magazine, July 2014, Hayakawa Shobō
  4. Jump up^ 全文 掲 載: 芥 川 賞 賞 賞 円 円 城 城 塔 さ んNHK Kabun Blog (in Japanese). NHK Science & Culture. January 18, 2012 . Retrieved May 20, 2012 .
  5. Jump up^ “Details on 3 Project Itoh Movies Released” . Otaku USA . Retrieved 2015-02-02 .


  • “HARMONY” . Haikasoru . Retrieved August 1, 2010 .
  • Nozomi Ōmori (2010). “Kaisetsu”. Gyakusatsu kikan (in Japanese). ISBN  978-4-15-030984-8 .
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