Yukiko Takayama

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Yukiko Takayama
Yukiko Takayama with the screenplay for Terror of Mechagodzilla in January 2016
Born April 4, 1945[a]
Tokyo, Japan[2]
Died June 2, 2023
Tokyo, Japan[2]
First work Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Notable work After the Wind Has Gone (1996)

Yukiko Takayama (高山 由紀子,   Takayama Yukiko) was a Japanese film screenwriter and director. She wrote the screenplay for the 1975 Godzilla film Terror of Mechagodzilla. In 2016, she published the novella 2075: Meister Titano's Counterattack, an unofficial sequel to the film, in Tokusatsu Hiho Vol. 5. Takayama died of natural causes in her Tokyo home on June 2, 2023.[2]

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  1. Takayama's birth year has widely been given as 1945, including in the author biography from her 2011 novel The Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma.[1] However, upon her death, sources reported her age to be 83,[2] which would place her birth in 1940.


This is a list of references for Yukiko Takayama. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Takayama, Yukiko (25 June 2011). The Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Engima. Kadokawa Shoten. p. 1. ISBN 978-4-04-394439-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "高山由紀子さん死去(脚本家)". Jiji.com. 2 June 2023.
  3. Words from the Heart: Yukiko Takayama Remembers Terror of Mechagodzilla


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