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Natsuya Uesugi Author Bio
Writer Mini Bio   |   Indie Anime Director Bio

Who Actually Is This Natsuya Person?
Award Winning Author & Manga Artist| Award Winning Indie Anime Director & Voice Actor
Indie Manga Artist | Graphic Designer | Web Designer | Technical Writer | Human Factors UX Engineer
Software Engineer | Systems Analyst | Cybersecurity Analyst | Former White Hat Hacker
Homeless Youth Street Minister | Medium | Relentless Humble Warrior

Pronouns: He/Him/His but often They/Them on Tuesdays when its raining like a Mad Hatter in June

Sir Natsuya Uesugi DuBois is an award-winning cyberpunk scence fiction writer with a BA degree in Engish with minor in Japanese from Georgetown University,  MBA in International Management, certificate in animation/game design, certificate in graphic design, degree in music composition, and certification in Social Engineering who has received recognition for his writing on Net Neutrality, Privacy, Cybersecurity,  LGBT Youth Homelessness, Transgender Rights, and Cyberbullying.

Natsuya is writing his dream of showcasing diverse characters in positions of power through fiction. Of Mixed Indigenous, Black and Asian heritage, his Indigenous childhood nickname stood in stark contrast to growing up speaking “the King’s English,” French and Scots Gaelic at home and learning Japanese in school. Seeing life through a lens of challenge and determination as a person with ADHD on the Autism Spectrum, his mission is to elevate marginalized BIPoC voices often silenced and write representation, creating characters we often do not see in mainstream fiction. He is creating the characters and stories he couldn’t find in college. His passion for storytelling that empowers, promotes truth, triumph and hope against insurmountable odds, he hopes to educate and provide a voice for many who feel marginalized and who often are not given a voice. As a passionate writer and manga artist, Uesugi uses his pen to create YA cyberpunk, fantasy, dystopian thriller and also yaoi/BL stories to spread positive messages that encourage young adults to live their truth and dare to be their genuine selves. His works cover novels, short stories, a RPG trading card games, visual novels, manga graphic novels, light novels, web serials, and web anime.

His stories have been recognized for visibility and representation focused on the effects of technology on society, climate  and the human condition. He dares to showcase personal power through a unique multi-cultural lens penning diverse, gritty real-world fiction with an anime-inspired tech noir aesthetic of in your face realness that elevates beauty, truth, pain, struggle, and triumph over adversity.


As a Literary Titan Gold Book Award Winning Author for the techno thriller grydscaen: dark, Natsuya has received recognition  for promoting visibility of the plight of LGBT Homeless Youth, LGBT teen suicide and youth mental health and has donated  earnings from the novel grydscaen: scout in 2020 to Covenant House to support homeless youth and to the Navajo Nation supporting Covid-19 prevention programs. He partners with local counseling centers providing teen transgender transition support, youth autism awareness, transgender suicide prevention support, and LGBT youth homelessness support as a Youth Counselor and Street Outreach Minister. He donates copies of his coming of age BL manga “graphic noiz” to Neuro-Divergent youth working with various counseling centers as part of educational  programs focused on teaching communication skills and self-esteem to teens on the Autism Spectrum. He donates his  “grydscaen: a storm’s coming” manga about ROM the homeless teen to LGBT Youth workshops for Self-Esteem programs. Natsuya actively advocates and blogs about Suicide Prevention, Transgender Youth, and Privacy in hopes to end the  stigma of mental illness, stop transgender discrimination, and end cyber bullying. He also mentors Social Workers, Psychologists and Counselors working with transgender youth on navigating coming out, straight allyship, and dressing/social transition He is a fierce and vocal advocate for Transgender Women of Colour supporting fair and equal employment and housing programs for Trans Woman of Colour.

Natsuya’s grydscaen series has been endorsed by a leading voice in cyberwarfare.

“grydscaen: dark, you can tell Natsuya Uesugi knows his tech. I write extensively on cyber warfare, but could never write fiction about hackers as terrifying as grydscaen. I’ve tried writing fiction but never could pull it off. grydscaen reveals what hackers think. Definitely impressed.”


  • Cybersecurity Defense Expert – Cyber Warfare See full endorsement
  • Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Operations – Threat Intelligence Lead
  • Seattle Gallery Artist & Blacksmith  – Wonky Data See Endorsement

Degrees & Education

  • Georgetown University:  BA English | Focus: Japanese Language & Culture
  • University of Phoenix: MBA International Management
  • Art Institute of Phoenix:  Animation & Game Design
  • Art Institute of Phoenix: Graphic & Web Design
  • Seminary: School of Theology | Doctor of Divinity

Spiritual Practice

  • Member | TreeLeaf Soto Zen Buddhist Sangha  (Sensei: Jundo Cohen)
    Soto lineage of Masters Eihei Dogen, Gudo Wafu Nishijima and Rempo Niwa, 
  • Benedictine Canon Aspirant | St. Mary of the Annunciation
  • Rev. Ordained Minister (Arizona USA) | Vowed Buddhist Priest
  • Certified Pre-Marital Spiritual Counselor
  • Licensed to Preach | Minister in Good Standing: Renewed: July 2022
  • Lord Knight of the First Order | Master Warrior Monk
  • Certified Tarot Reader | Shamanic Spiritual Path Master Medium
  • Certified Pastoral Counselor | Spiritual Life Coach | Reiki Healer (Novice)

“I will eat my altar” – Sensei Jundo Cohen

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Published Works

All works listed copyright Natsuya Uesugi.
grydscaen(R) is a registered trademark of Natsuya Uesugi DuBois

In Progress Works 2022

  • BloodStained Seraphim: Book 1 – Blashphemy
  • Spirit Warrior Online – graphic noiz Isekai Prequel
  • Seven Iron Flowers: A Bible Study Guide to the Book of Revelations
  • grydscaen: sentinels bloodline web series
  • grydscaen: my blue elysium visual novel – Act 2


Published Book Excerpts 

Published Articles by Natsuya Uesugi (Sampling) 

grydscaen Taglines   

Professional Reviewers compare grydscaen to: Ghost in the Shell, Akira, Divergent, Ender’s Game,  The Matrix, Animatrix, Blade Runner, Total Recall, and William Gibson’s Neuromancer.

  • logline title: “hackers against the government”
  • logline 1: “hackers against the government in a dark and gritty cyberpunk world”
  • logline 2: “grydscaen,  dark and gritty, sexy yet cerebral (US Review of Books)
  • logline 3: “as dark as it gets” (Rainbow Gold Reviews)
  • tagline 1: “Whose side are you on?”
  • tagline 2: “Hackers Unite. Hack Till You’re Dead.”
  • tagline 3: “Welcome to the Real Real World.”
  • hacker tag 1: “All Hail the Packrat Code!”
  • hacker tag 2: “Jack-in, jerk off, tie one on. Lock and Load my children.
  • Omnibus AI tag: “Welcome, My Children, its Darklight Time! Time to Dive…”

Literary Awards & Recognition

Traditional Media & Publicity – grydscaen novel series    

  • Publisher’s Weekly — grydscaen: revolution (June 2022)
  • Publisher’s Weekly — grydscaen: dark + inception + legacy (Feb 2022)
  • LA Times — grydscaen: dark (Jan 2022)
  • LA Times  —  grydscaen: beginnings (Dec 2021)
  • Publisher’s Weekly  —  grydscaen: beginnings (Dec 2020)
  • Reader’s Digest  —  grydscaen: tribute (2017)
  • New York Times Book Review —  grydscaen: beginnings (2014)
  • New York Times Book Review —  grydscaen: retribution (2014)


Awards Won – Books & Novels

grydscaen: dark

  • 2022 Outstanding Creator Awards – 3rd [Science & [Technology] Winners
  • 2022 Outstanding Creator Awards – 1st [Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic] Winners
  • 2021 New England Book Festival – Honourable Mention [Wild Card] Winners
  • 2021 International Impact Book Awards [Adventure] Oct 2021 Winners
  • 2021 Royal Dragonfly Book Award [SF | Fantasy]  2021 Winners
  • 2021 Pencraft Award [Fiction – Thriller – General]  2021 Award Winner
  • 2021 Hollywood Book Festival [Science Fiction]   2021 Winners
  • 2021 PenCraft Awards Literary Excellence [Fiction | Scifi | Thriller]  2021 Winners
  •  2021 Firebird Book Awards [Teen]   July 2021 Winners  |  Uesugi Winner Radio Promo
  • 2021 San Francisco Book Festival [Young Adult]   2021 Winners     |   Table of Honour
  • 2021 Purple Dragon Book Awards Nominee [eBook Young Adult Fiction]  2021 Winners
  • 2021 Literary Titan Book Award Winner [Best Book: Gold Award]   April 2021 Winners
  • 2019 Indie Manga Cover Design Award — grydscaen: atonement
  • 2019 Indie Mangaka Cover Design Award — grydscaen: scout
  • 2018 Creative Conscience Award [LGBT Homeless Awareness]

grydscaen: sheer

  • Literary Titan Book Awards – Silver Award [Performing Arts, Film, Theatre]

John the Harbinger: Bible Study Guide to Gospel of John

  • FireBird Book Festival July 2022 – Honourable Mention Award [Spiritual/Spirituality]
  • San Francisco Book Festival 2022 — Honourable Mention Award [Spiritual/Religious]


Awards Won – Manga, Comics & Graphic Novels


grydscaen: psycho dive 1 manga

  • 2022 Feathered Quill  – 3rd Place [Teen 13-18] Winners 2022
  • 2022 BookFest Book Awards – 2nd Place [Graphic Novels] Winners 2022

graphic noiz: my hafu artist love 3 manga (Japanese, French, English)

  • 2022 Story Monsters – 2nd [Cultural Diversity] 2022 Winners
  • 2022 BookFest Book Awards [Comics & GraphicNovels] 2022 Winners

Award Nominations – Books & Manga
All award nominations apply to grydscaen novels and manga unless otherwise noted.

grydscaen: psycho dive 1 manga

  • 2022 International Book Awards [YA]
  • 2022 International Impact Book Awards [YA]
  • 2022 Literary Titan Book Awards [YA]
  • 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards [YA]
  • 2022 Forward Indies Book Awards [YA]

graphic noiz: my hafu artist love 3 manga

  • 2022 Firebird Book Awards [Comics & Graphic Novels]

grydscaen: dark

  • 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards [12-16 ]
  • 2022 Feathered Quill Book Awards [13-18]
  • 2022 FOREWARD Indies Book of The Year Award [YA Fiction]
  • 2022 Story Monsters Book of the Year [Cultural Diversity – graphic noiz]
  • 2021 FireBird Book Awards [Graphic Novel – graphic noiz]
  • 2021 Book Excellence Awards (Technology]
  • 2021 International Impact Awards [Adventure]
  • 2021 New England Book Festival Award [Fiction – Wildcard]
  • 2021 Royal Dragon Fly Award [Fiction Novel]
  • 2021 PenCraft Award [Fiction: Thriller]
  • 2021 Book of the Year Award [Young Adult/Teen]
  • 2021 International Rubery Book Award [Best Book]
  • 2021 Reader’s Favorite Book Awards Nominee [YA Social Issues]
  • 2020 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Nominee [Thriller/SF]

Film Award Wins 2022 – grydscaen: scout eve anime short – Episode 3 & 4  

  • Latest Award Wins at Dream Catcherz International Film Festival (August 2022):
    wins for: Best Free Speech, Best Horror/SciFi, Best Mobile Film, Best Web & New Media, Best Sound Design,
    Television Pilot Program or Series,
    Best Short Film, Best Film Score, Best Actor, Best Producer, Best Trailer/Teaser
  • Black Hat Film Festival | Winner Best Sci-Fi Fantasy
  • Cannes World Film Festival | Finalist
  • The Buddha International Film Festival | Winner Best Trailer Award
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Diamond Award – Best Original Score
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Diamond Award – Best Cinematography
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Platinum Award – Best Editing
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Diamond Award – Best Supporting Actor
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Diamond Award – Best Actor
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Platinum Award – Best Screenplay
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Platinum Award – Best Director
  • Pinnacle Film Awards | Silver Award – Best Animated Short
  • Delta International Film Festival | Award Winner – Best Short Film
  • Delta International Film Festival | Award Winner – Best Animated Film
  • Delta International Film Festival | Award Winner – Five Minute or Shorter Film
  • Delta International Film Festival | Award Winner – Best Director
  • 8 & Half Awards | Official Selection
  • Bright International Film Festival | Award Winner
  • Airflix Film Festival | Award Winner
  • Multi Dimension Independent Film Festival | Exceptional Achievement
  • Multi Dimensional Independent Film Festival | Winner
  • Cannes World Film Festival | Finalist
  • Cult Critical Movie Awards | Finalist
  • Indo French International Film Festival | Winner
  • Indo French International Film Festival | Special Jury Award
  • Redwood Shorts & Scripts | Best Animation Short
  • Redwood Shorts & scripts | Best Debut Director
  • 8 & Half Films
  • Luis Bunel Memorial Awards
  • Seoul International Short Film Festival | Best Web Series
  • Magic Silver Screen
  • White Unicorn International Film Festival
  • Stanley Film Awards | Best Sci Fi
  • Knight of the Reel Awards
  • Japan International Film Festival
  • Seoul International Monthly Film Festival
  • 2022 ARFF Paris / International Festival | Honourable Mention
  • Phoenix Shorts
  • Luminous Frames
  • Easter Europe International Movie Awards
  • MindField Film Festival Albequreque
  • Mykonos International Film Festival
  • BIMIFF – Brazil International Monthly Film Festival
  • Onkyo Film Awards Ukraine
  • Anatoli International Film Festival
  • White Unicorn International Film Festival
  • Thinking Hat Fiction Challenge
  • Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival
  • Austria International Film Festival
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
  • 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
  • New Creators Film Awards
  • LA SciFi & Horror Festival | Best Writer | Best Actor

Film Award Wins 2023 – grydscaen: scout eve anime short – Episode 3 & 4  

  • Mindfield Film Festival NM| Best Anime Short: Platinum Award – EP04 “Light Codes”
  • Mindfield Film Festival NM| Best Pilot/TV Series: Silver Award – EP04 “Light Codes”
  • Mindfield Film Festival NM| Best Screenplay: Gold Award – EP04 “Light Codes”
  • Monthly Future of Film Festival | Best Animated Film – “EP7.1 “Clock Time PI”
  • Monthly Future of Film Festival | Best SCI-FI Film – “EP7.1 “Clock Time PI”
  • Monthly Future of Film Festival | Honourable Mention: Best Indie Short – “EP7.1 “Clock Time PI”
  • Monthly Future of Film Festival | Honourable Mention: Best Web/TV Series – “EP7.1 “Clock Time PI”
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival| Semi Finalist: Best Sci-Fi Short – “EP7.1 “Clock Time PI”
  • New York Movie Awards | Honourable Mention: Animated Film – “EP7.1 “Clock Time PI”
  •  Sydney Indie Film Festival | Semi Finalist – EP04 “Light Codes”

Award Wins Full Anime Web Series – grydscaen: scout eve (3 Episodes) 

  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Finalist – Best Director
  •  The Black Panther International Short Film Festival| Award Winner – Best Producer
  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Finalist – Best Screenplay
  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Finalist – Best Editor|
  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Award Winner – Best Soundtrack
  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Award Winner – Producer Winner
  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Award Winner – Best Animated Shorts
  • The Black Panther International Short Film Festival | Quarter-Finalist Best Social Message
  • The Buddha International Film Festival | Winner Best Web Series Award

Book Reviews

Interviews & Exposure

Radio Interviews featuring Natsuya Uesugi

Podcasts Videos featuring Natsuya Uesugi

Articles about Natsuya Uesugi 

Book Trailers 

Animated Trailers

grydscaen Tarot | RPG Game Character Designs — Concept Art 

grydscaen: Audio Drama | Audio Books

grydscaen RPG Visual Novel App & Video Game  

Target Audience

Demographic | Primary Angle

  • Appeal to Young Adult age 10 to 30
  • YA Young Adult “geek” enthusiasts
  • Anime lovers | Otaku | Manga enthusiasts
  • Gamers (Final Fantasy | Watch Dogs | Detroit Become Human | Galerons Ash)
  • Readers who love SciFi Fantasy Adventure and lore-driven stories
  • Readers of SciFi Cyberpunk and Dystopian stories

Media Categories

  • Geek culture | Tech | IT | Cosplay | Gamer | Anime
  • YA outlets
  • Book reviews
  • LGBT outlets
  • Social Issues
  • Social Justice
  • Liberal | Progressive
  • Anime | Otaku

Marketing Plan

PR | Publicity

  • Author Press Kit
  • Author Interviews
  • Professional Reviews
  • Reader Reviews
  • Press Releases


  • Professional Gallery Artist | SEO Data Analytics – Wonky Data
  • Fortune 500 Cybersecurity Expert in Cyber Warfare
  • Transgender Youth Counselor
  • Professional Manga Translator (French)

Public Speaking | Platform Growth

  • Iron Lotus Outreach – Ukraine Refugee Humanitarian Support 
  • Youth Outreach – LGBT Homeless Youth | Trans Teens | Indiginous: Yout
  • Youth Outreach  — LGBT Homeless Youth | LGBT Teens | Indigenous Youth
  • Phoenix ComicCon | Tempe Library Fan Fest | Tempe Book Festival
  • Online Book Launch Events (YouTube | Facebook)
  • Promotional Items — Bookmarks, Postcards, Stickers, buttons, silence game badges
  • Promotional Items – grydscaen RPG Game Character Trading Cards
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “Hackers Unite” Face Masks
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen branded hand sanitizer
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen quarantine & “mask up” stickers
  • Promotional Items — grydscaen “wear a mask save a life” PSA postcards
  • YouTube — grydscaen animated shorts
  • YouTube – animated “scout” web series (grydscaen: scout manga)
  • YouTube – animated “a storm’s coming” web series (grydscaen manga)
  • Web Series  – grydscaen “darkness” web novella (grydscaen: scout)
  • Twitter story – grydscaen “Flowers of Evil” (Twitter story)


  • Guest Blogging on Cybersecurity | Character Design Course
  • Live Interviews – Radio | Podcasts
  • Donating Branded Covid-19 Face Masks
  • grydscaen supports Homeless Youth | Covenant House

Internet Marketing

Additional Opportunities

  • Local Library Book Donations
  • LGBT Youth Outreach (Coming Out | Pronouns | Safe Schools)
  • Youth Outreach (ADHD | Autism | LGBT Youth | Anti-Bullying | Suicide Awareness)

Contact Information

  • Author Name: Natsuya Uesugi DuBois
    Pronounciation:  Naht-soo-yah   Ooh-eh-sooh-gui    Duuh-Bwa
  • Email:
  • Phone: 480-577-7624
  • Writer | Manga Artist | Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Natsukoarts Design Studio | broken typewriter
  • Website:


Media Kits/Author Press Kits for Natsuya Uesugi are available at the links above. Physical print press kits available November 2021. grydscaen story bible in grydscaen: beginnings. grydscaen character bible 1 ebook available from the author. grydscaen character bible 2 in production 2021 Winter. To request PDF press kits or and the new physical print kits when available, or to request author interviews or Review ARCs, contact