Fumi Yoshinaga

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Fumi Yoshinaga
よしなが ふみ
Born (1971-10-20) 20 October 1971 (age 43)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Character design, Writer, Manga artist
Awards Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo - Antique Bakery
Jury Recommended Works (Japan Media Arts Festival) - All My Darling Daughters
Excellence Prize (Japan Media Arts Festival) - Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
Special Prize (Sense of Gender Awards) - Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
Grand Prize (Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize) - Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
James Tiptree, Jr. Award - Ōoku: The Inner Chambers
56th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo - Ōoku: The Inner Chambers

Fumi Yoshinaga (よしなが ふみ Yoshinaga Fumi?, born 1971) is a Japanese manga artist known for her shōjo and shōnen-ai works.

About[edit]

Personal[edit]

Fumi Yoshinaga was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1971. She attended the prestigious Keio University in Tokyo.

In an interview, she said that "I want to show the people who didn't win, whose dreams didn't come true. It is not possible for everybody to get first prize. I want my readers to understand the happiness that people can get from trying hard, going through the process, and getting frustrated."[1]

Little is known about her personal life. She mentions that her favourite operas are those by Mozart in the author's note of Solfege.

Career[edit]

She debuted in 1994 with The Moon and the Sandals, serialized in Hanaoto magazine,[citation needed] but was previously a participant in comic markets.[1]

Of Yoshinaga's many works, several have been licensed internationally. She was also selected and exhibited as one of the "Twenty Major Manga artist Who Contributed to the World of Shōjo Manga (World War II to Present)" for Professor Masami Toku's exhibition, "Shōjo Manga: Girl Power!" at CSU-Chico.[2]

Outside of her work with Japanese publishers, she also self-publishes original doujinshi on a regular basis, most notably for Antique Bakery. Yoshinaga has also drawn fan parodies of Slam Dunk, Rose of Versailles, and Legend of Galactic Heroes.

List of works[edit]

One-shots[edit]

Series[edit]

Illustrations[edit]

Shōnen-ai novels[edit]

  • Garasu Zaiku no Tenshi (硝子細工の天使?)
  • Kono Ame ga Yuki ni Kawaru Made (この雨が雪にかわるまで?)
  • Baby Love (ベイビィラヴ?)
  • Position (ポジション?)
  • Innocent Sky (イノセント・スカイ?)
  • Saginuma Yakkyoku de... (サギヌマ薬局で…?)
  • Second Messenger (セカンドメッセンジャー?)
  • Hanayakana Meikyū (華やかな迷宮?)
  • Itsutsu no Oto (五つの音?)
  • Kamakura saryou koimonogatari (鎌倉茶寮恋物語?)
  • Usotsuki no Koi (嘘ツキの恋?)
  • Muzai Sekai (無罪世界?)

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • Manga wa Ima Dounatte Oru no ka (マンガは今どうなっておるのか?) - A book about the state of manga today by famed manga scholar, Fusanosuke Natsume
  • Kore ga Watashitachi no DVD Best Selection 70 (これがワタシたちのDVDベストセレクション70?) - Mag Garden
  • Motto! Kore ga Watashitachi no DVD Best Selection 70 (もっと!これがワタシたちのDVDベストセレクション70?) - Mag-Garden
  • Unmeironsha Jyakku to Sono Aruji (運命論者ジャックとその主人?) - New Japanese edition of Denis Diderot's Jacques the Fatalist and his Master
  • Ano hito to Koko Dake no Oshaberi (あのひととここだけのおしゃべり?) - Interviews of selected manga artist

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Toku, Masami (2007) "Shojo Manga! Girls’ Comics! A Mirror of Girls’ Dreams" Mechademia 2 p. 25
  2. ^ http://www.csuchico.edu/~mtoku/vc/Exhibitions/girlsmangaka/girlsmangaka_list.html
  3. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  4. ^ Japan Media Arts Festival. "2004 Japan Media Arts Festival: Manga Division Jury Recommended Works". Japan Media Arts Festival Official Website (english). Retrieved 2008-11-29. 
  5. ^ The Japanese Association of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy. "Gender-SF 2005 SoG Awards: YOSHINAGA Fumi". The Japanese Association of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Official Website (japanese). Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  6. ^ Japan Media Arts Festival. "2006 Japan Media Arts Festival: Excellence Prize OHOKU". Japan Media Arts Festival Official Website (english). Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  7. ^ Anime News Network. "11th Tezuka Cultural Prize Nominees for Manga Announced". Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  8. ^ Comic-Con International. "MASTER NOMINEE LIST 2007 Eisner Awards". Comic-Con International Official Site. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  9. ^ YALSA. "Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2008". American Library Association Official Site. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  10. ^ ManTai. "Manga Taisho 2008 Nomination Announcement!". ManTai Official Blog. Retrieved 2008-01-21. 
  11. ^ Anime News Network. "12th Tezuka Cultural Prize Nominees for Manga Announced". Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  12. ^ Comic-Con International. "2008 Eisner Awards: 2008 Eisner Nominations Most Diverse Yet". Comic-Con International Official Site. Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  13. ^ Anime News Network. "13th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners Announced". Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  14. ^ YALSA. "2010 Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens". American Library Association Official Site. Retrieved 2010-01-26. 
  15. ^ The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Council. "James Tiptree, Jr. Award 2009 Winners". The James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award Official Website. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  16. ^ "56th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners Announced". Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

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