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I'm thinking to add up a section which is the Toku equivalent of Names to Know in Anime, which concludes some well known men in Toku business (actors, mostly, but writers are also welcome).
Just... who should be on the list? The ones I could think of and totally deserves it include:
Any other recommendations? (I would think that Tetsuo Kurata could be in...)
Hmm... perhaps making a Names To Know In Toku writeup on YKTTW might be the best forum for this, but here's some ideas:
I'd say throw in some writers. Masaru Igami * way too much Showa Kamen Rider to count, Shouzou Uehara * the creator of Metal Heroes and co-creator of Super Sentai (probably contributed more to the franchise than Ishinomori); head writer of Super Sentai 1975-1982 and Metal Heroes 1982-1987, also launched Kamen Rider Black before passing it off, and Hirohisa Soda * head writer of Super Sentai 1982-1991; codified just as many Super Sentai conventions as Uehara all dominated the 70s and 80s. For 90s and 00s writers, Naruhisa Arakawa * wrote for 80% of Super Sentai shows since 1991 including a stint as head writer 2003-2005; also head writer of Kamen Rider Kuuga and responsible for Heisei Kamen Rider being written like a Noughties Drama Series, as he specifically patterned Kuuga's writing after ER, Toshiki Inoue * Masaru Igami's son and is to Heisei Kamen Rider what his daddy was to Showa Kamen Rider; also wrote for Super Sentai every year from 1986 to 1992 including a stint as head writer in 1991-1992 and created Choukou Senshi Changerion in 1996, and Yasuko Kobayashi * head writer of Gingaman, Timeranger, Ryuki, Den-O, and Shinkenger; also wrote for every Metal Heroes show from 1993 until its demise definitely deserve mention.
Musicians too: Ichiro Mizuki, Masato Shimon, Takayuki Miyauchi, Akira Kushida, and Hironobu Kageyama are all big names * some of these are already mentioned on Names to Know in Anime, but their toku work is just as famous as their anime work; Shimon and Mizuki defined the sound of Showa Kamen Rider, Kushida defined the sound of 80s Metal Heroes, Miyauchi and Kageyama defined the sound of Super Sentai, and Miyauchi defined the sound of 90s Metal Heroes. Isao Sasaki, Mitsuko Horie, and Shin'ichi Ishihara also deserve mention; they're just not quite as big to toku as the above five.
I could help you with this, being the one who has started a huge majority of toku articles in this particular section. Some suggestions:
Toru Hirayama(producer behind the majority of 70s toku in Toei)
Musicians and Composers(in addition to above mentioned):
Koorogi '73(not as big to toku music as main singers, but still made up a huge part of songs in 70s and 80s)
And a few more actors/voice actors:
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