Chiaki Konaka

小中千昭, Chiaki J. Konaka
Website Twitter Chiaki J. Konaka born April 4 1961 is a Japanese writer and scenarist best known for Serial Experiments Lain and later for the Digimon season Digimon Tamers. He is also known to be the creator of Ultraman Gaia as cited by Tsuburaya Productions. Konakas serious works generally have a dark psychological tone. As a Cthulhu Mythos writer he tends to add Lovecraftian elements to his works. Chiaki J. Konaka is a very unusual name as Japanese names typically do not include middle names. Konaka states that the J. evokes the Christian name John due to him being born to parents who were members of the Anglican Church but he does not identify as Christian. He began using the J. at the age of 12 when he began making 8 mm films he patterned the style after Western names such as Charles M. Schulz. He has cited Ghost Hound as his favorite screenwriting project.