Hasegawa Keiichi

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  • Native name: 長谷川 圭一
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: February 1, 1962
  • Age: 58

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Hasegawa Keiichi

  • Name: Hasegawa Keiichi
  • Native name: 長谷川 圭一
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: February 1, 1962
  • Age: 58
Hasegawa began writing for television in the 1990s and has been a writer for almost every Ultraman series produced since Tiga up to the first season of Ginga. Since first beginning his work on the Ultraman franchise with the 1996 series Ultraman Tiga, Hasegawa has gone on to write more material for the franchise than any other writer. He has been directly involved with the creation of every title Ultraman character up to Mebius as well as having had a major role in selecting actors for the roles.

Hasegawa has been lauded in the field of tokusatsu writing for his dramatic shifts in tone regarding the content of scripts. A 2004 issue of Hyper Hobby has credited him as the creator of the Tokusatsu Drama craze in where the narratives are portrayed in a style similar to J-Drama rather than traditional tokusatsu stories, which were called by the editor of the magazine as "shallow and unproductive" by the early 90s. In many interviews, Hasegawa has stated that he feels tokusatsu heroes should be somewhat tormented and have to rise above adversity. He feels this was portrayed in a very thin sense during the 70s and 80s and wanted to take that aspect of tokusatsu and make it a main attraction, rather than the action the tokusatsu is known for.

For Ultraman Nexus, which Hasegawa calls the project he has always wanted to do, he wanted to show the spirit of a grand being who has the ability to lift people out of the mundane aspects of life and even save certain characters from despair. Hasegawa has said that tokusatsu heroes can be just as important to adults as they are to children if written correctly.
(source: en.wikipedia.org)
Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
2015 Kamen Rider Ghost
Drama
6.5
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Secret Mission - Type Zero
Special
7.3
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Secret Mission - Type TV-KUN
Special
7.1
2014 Kamen Rider Drive
Drama
8.2
2011 Kamen Rider Fourze
Drama
8.1
2011 Kamen Rider Accel
Movie
8.0
2009 Kamen Rider W
Drama
8.7
2008 Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers
Movie
7.7
2007 Ultra Galaxy: Mega Monster Battle
Drama
7.2
2007 Ultraseven X
Drama
6.9
2007 Cutie Honey the Live
Drama
7.3
2006 Ultraman Mebius & Ultra Brothers
Movie
8.0
2006 Ultraman Mebius
Drama
8.3
2004 Ultraman: The Next
Movie
7.2
2004 Ultraman Nexus
Drama
7.9
2003 Ultraman Cosmos vs. Ultraman Justice: The Final Battle
Movie
7.3
2002 Ultraman Cosmos 2: The Blue Planet
Movie
7.0
2001 Godzilla, Mothra, & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Movie
7.6
2001 Ultraman Cosmos
Drama
7.6
2000 Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey
Movie
8.0
1999 Ultraman Tiga, Ultraman Dyna & Ultraman Gaia: Battle in Hyperspace
Movie
7.5
1998 Ultraman Gaia
Drama
8.0
1998 Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light
Movie
7.4
1997 Ultraman Dyna
Drama
7.6
1996 Ultraman Tiga
Drama
8.2
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1996 Ultraman Tiga
Japanese Drama, 1996, 52 eps
Refugee (Ep. 18) (Guest Role)
52
Refugee (Ep. 18)
Guest Role
8.2
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2011 Kamen Rider Accel
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Drunken Man (Guest Role)
Drunken Man
Guest Role
8.0
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