|This article is about a/an writer in the Super Sentai series.|
Yasuko Kobayashi (小林 靖子 Kobayashi Yasuko) (born April 7, 1965) is a Japanese anime and tokusatsu drama screenwriter who has been involved in various television shows throughout her career, beginning in 1993 with Tokusou Robo Janperson.
Since her debut writing credits in Janperson, Kobayashi has been the main writer on many anime and tokusatsu television series and films. She has also been a writer on individual episodes within other series. Her credits as head writer are listed below.
- Tokkei Winspector - Episode 24, first writing credit
- Tokusou Robo Janperson
- Blue SWAT
- Juukou B-Fighter
- B-Fighter Kabuto
- Denji Sentai Megaranger
- Seijuu Sentai Gingaman (main writer)
- Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive
- Mirai Sentai Timeranger (main writer)
- Kamen Rider Agito
- Kamen Rider Ryuki (main writer)
- GoGo Sentai Boukenger
- Kamen Rider Den-O (main writer)
- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger (main writer)
- Kamen Rider OOO (main writer)
- Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters (main writer)
- Ressha Sentai ToQger (main writer)
- Zero: Black Blood (main writer)
- Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive vs. Gingaman (2000)
- Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born! (2007)
- Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka (2008)
- Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown (2008)
- Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship (2009)
- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger The Movie: The Fateful War (2009)
- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger vs. Go-onger: GinmakuBang!!(2010)
- The Return of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger: Special Act (2010)
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy (Episodes Red and Blue) (2010)
- Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals (2011)
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (OOO portion) (2011)
- Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower! (2012)
- Ressha Sentai ToQger the Movie: Galaxy Line SOS (2014)
- Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie (2015)
- I My Me! Strawberry Eggs (main writer)
- Shakugan no Shana (main writer)
- Yume Tsukai (main writer)
- Witchblade (main writer)
- Claymore (main writer)
- Casshern Sins (main writer)
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (main writer)
- Attack on Titan (main writer)
- Garo: Honoo no Kokuin (main writer)
- In most Sentai series where Yasuko is the head writer, there are two Red Warriors (TimeRed & TimeFire in Timeranger, Shinken Red & Princess Shinken Red in Shinkenger, Red Buster & Dark Buster in Go-Busters).
- In all Sentai series where Yasuko is the writer (as a main writer or secondary writer), there is no any giant robo which use the suffix -jin (outside from team-ups).
- Uniquely for Super Sentai, Yasuko Kobayashi wrote a reprisal of a one-off character from one series to another; having originally created the character of Reggie for episode 16 of Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive, he was written again into episode 36 of the following Mirai Sentai Timeranger.
- She is the first woman to be the head writer of a Super Sentai season, followed by Michiko Yokote and Junko Kōmura.