Kyoko Ariyoshi

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Kyōko Ariyoshi
Born (1950-09-14) September 14, 1950 (age 64)
Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Occupation manga artist
Nationality Japanese
Genre fiction
Subject shōjo manga, ballet manga.

Kyōko Ariyoshi (有吉 京子 Ariyoshi Kyōko?, born September 14, 1950) is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. She was born in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. She debuted by publishing her work Kitty and a Girl (Koneko to Shōjo) in Shukan Margaret in 1971.

Ariyoshi is well known for her works of the ballet stories. Swan (Part 1, 1977 – 1980, and Part 2, 1980 – 1981),[1] Swan -The Prayer of Swan- (1982–1983) and Applause are the representative works. These are all stories of ballet and ballerinas.


  1. ^ Gravett, Paul (2004). Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics. Laurence King Publishing. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-85669-391-2. Retrieved 27 December 2010.