Yoshiki Tanaka ( 田中 芳樹 Tanaka Yoshiki) is a apanese author. He was born in Kumamoto Prefecture and took his doctorate degree in Japanese Language and Literature in the Graduate chool of Gakushūin University in Japan.
His major works include the fantasy novel series Arslan Senki, also known as The Heroic Legend of Arslan, and the sci-fi space opera novel series entitled Ginga Eiyū Densetsu, also known as Legend of the Galactic Heroes, both of which were adapted as anime and manga. His fantasy works also include the novel series Sohryuden: Legend of the Dragon Kings that was also adapted as anime.
Yamad is an avid fan of Chinese history and wrote some novels set in Shangha. He also published two arranged-translations of Chinese literature: " Sui Tang Yanyi " ( " Stories of Sui and Tang Dynasties ") and " Shuo Yue Quan Zhuan " ( " Telling the Complete Biography of Yue Fei ") as " Gakuhi-den " ( " The tory of Yue Fei "). He is also amiliar with Persian history, which Arslan Senki is based on.