|This article is about a/an writer in the Kamen Rider Series.|
Yasuko Kobayashi (小林 靖子 Kobayashi Yasuko) 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.
An asterisk denotes head writer position
- Tokkei Winspector - Episode 24, first writing credit
- Tokusou Robo Janperson
- Blue SWAT
- Juukou B-Fighter
- B-Fighter Kabuto
- Denji Sentai Megaranger
- Seijuu Sentai Gingaman*
- Kyukyu Sentai GoGo-V
- Mirai Sentai Timeranger*
- Kamen Rider Agito - One episode
- Kamen Rider Ryuki*
- GoGo Sentai Boukenger
- Kamen Rider Den-O*
- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger*
- Kamen Rider OOO*
- Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters*
- Garo: Makai Senki - One episode
- Ressha Sentai ToQger*
- Zero: Black Blood*
- Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames*
- Kamen Rider Den-O: I'm Born!
- Kamen Rider Den-O & Kiva: Climax Deka
- Saraba Kamen Rider Den-O: Final Countdown
- Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade Neo Generations: The Onigashima Warship
- Samurai Sentai Shinkenger The Movie: The Fateful War
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider The Movie: Cho-Den-O Trilogy (Episodes Red and Blue)
- Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals
- Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max
- Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters the Movie: Protect the Tokyo Enetower!
- Ressha Sentai ToQger the Movie: Galaxy Line SOS
- Ressha Sentai ToQger vs. Kyoryuger: The Movie
- Every Heisei Kamen Rider series where she is the head writer (Ryuki, Den-O, OOO) have similar elements:
- The main character is a kind-hearted person with bad luck (Shinji Kido, Ryotaro Nogami, Eiji Hino).
- The main Kamen Riders make a contract with/have a monster as their partner (Ryuki & Dragreder, Den-O & the Taros, OOO & Ankh).
- The main character has a dark counterpart (Ryuki & Ryuga, Momotaros & Negataros, Ankh & Ankh (Lost)).
- The main Kamen Rider's final form has never been used to defeat the final boss in the series; though in Ryuki's case, Shinji died before the final battle.