Masaki Tsuji is a prominent and prolific scriptwriter in the world of anime, having been part of the business since anime first debuted on television in Japan during the 1960s.
Most of his best work consists of the TV adaptations of Go Nagai and Osamu Tezuka, but he has also worked with other legendary mangaka such as Mitsuteru Yokoyama on Sally the Witch and of course, Shotaro Ishinomori on his 1968 anime incarnation of Cyborg 009.
Unlike many of his peers from anime's golden age who have retired, he is still active, having recently written scripts for the series Detective Conan and became president of the Honkaku Mystery Writers Club of Japan.
Contributions to "Cyborg 009"Edit
Episodes written for the 1968 seriesEdit
In all, Tsuji wrote 10 episodes out of the 26 that were ultimately produced. After the series ceased, there was talk of doing a third theatrical film, but it ultimately fell through.
- The Challenge of X
- Battle at the South Pole
- King Garaliya, Rescue Mission
- The Night the Devil Walks
- Giant of the Heavens
- Tragedy of the Beast Man
- Ghost of the Pacific
- The Spirit of Revenge
- The Spirit of Revenge (part two)
- Warriors of Peace Do Not Die
Episodes written for the 1979 seriesEdit
He would return as a writer on this adaptation. In all, he wrote 8 episodes.
- The Awakening of Gods
- The Demon of the L'Arc de Triomphe
- The Star of Africa
- I Won't be Turned into a Fighting Machine!
- Marchenland, The Man-eating Island
- The Luxury Cruise of Fear
- Cheers to an Amateur Actor
- The Reveal! The Secret of the Three Brothers