Komatsu Hiroshi – born in 1956. Professor of Studies in Theatre and Films Arts, Waseda University. His specialism is the history of film. His books include Cinema of the Origins (Seidosha, 1991) and Bergman (Shimizu Shoin, 2000). He was also co-translator of Georges Sadoul, Histoire generale du cinema (12 volumes; Kokushokankokai, 1992-2000) and Editor-in-Chief of The Nordic Cinema Guide: Unraveling Glamourous Stories of Post-1990 Works (Shinjuku Shobo, 2005), among others.