Atsuko Asano (writer)

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For the actress, see Atsuko Asano.

Atsuko Asano (あさの あつこ Asano Atsuko?, born 1954 in Okayama Prefecture[1][2]) is a Japanese writer. She wrote the children's novel series Telepathy Shōjo Ran and the manga series The Manzai Comics.[3] She started writing the children's novels when she was in college. She graduated from Aoyama Gakuin college and majored in literature.[4] She published "Hotaru-kan monogatari" as her first novel.[5]

Asano received the Noma Prize for Juvenile Literature in 1997 for book series Battery,[1] which has been adapted into a film.[6] The same series won the Shogakukan Children's Publication Culture Award in 2005.[1] Her work frequently appears in literary magazines and she has also been featured in the Mainichi Shimbun.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Battery(6 volumes)." Japanese Board on Books for Young People. Retrieved on February 26, 2009.
  2. ^ "「バッテリー 1~6」 あさのあつこさん." Yomiuri Online. February 22, 2005. Retrieved on February 26, 2009.
  3. ^ "Telepathy Shōjo Ran Novels Animated for TV in Japan." Anime News Network. December 26, 2007. Retrieved on February 26, 2009.
  4. ^ バッテリー あさのあつこ. April, 2006. Retrieved on October 15, 2009.
  5. ^ あさのあつこ カドカワード.jp. Retrieved on October 15, 2009.
  6. ^ "バッテリー." Variety Japan. Retrieved on February 26, 2009.
  7. ^ ""Take the test for your favorite school". Mainichi Shimbun, February 11, 2009. Retrieved on February 26, 2009.

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