Ken'ichi Sakemi (酒見 賢一 Sakemi Ken'ichi?) is a novelist born on November 26, 1963 in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. He attended Fukuoka Prefectural Meizen High School, and then graduated with a major in Chinese philosophy at Aichi University in Nagoya. Sakemi uses many themes from Chinese history in his writing. He examines the meanings of freedom and imprisonment as well, even if this causes his stories to vary from historical fact. In addition to writing, Sakemi has also worked at a housing equipment company.

Brief history

In 1989, Sakemi's novel Kōkyū Shōsetsu won the first Japan Fantasy Novel Award. The following year, this novel was nominated for the Naoki Award and made into the TV anime movie Like the Clouds, Like the Wind. In 1991, Bokko was nominated for the 104th Naoki Awards, and then won the 4th Nakajima Atsushi Memorial Award along with his novel Rōkō ni Ari in 1992. Sakemi won the 19th Nitta Jirō Literature Prize for Shūkōtan in 2000.


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  1. ISBN 4-10-128113-0, March 1996
  2. ISBN 4-10-128114-9, July 1997
  3. ISBN 4-10-128115-7, April 1998
  4. ISBN 4-10-128116-5, August 1998
  5. ISBN 4-10-128117-3, June 1999
  6. ISBN 4-10-128118-1, November 1999
  7. ISBN 4-10-128119-X, September 2002
  8. ISBN 4-10-128120-3, January 2003
  9. ISBN 4-10-128121-1, June 2003
  10. ISBN 4-10-128122-X, October 2003
  11. ISBN 4-10-128123-8, February 2004
  12. ISBN 4-10-128124-6, June 2004
  13. ISBN 4-10-128125-4, November 2004


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