Shinji Wada

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Shinji Wada (和田 慎二 Wada Shinji?, April 19, 1950 – July 5, 2011) was a Japanese manga artist in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, and best known for the creation of the Sukeban Deka franchise. He has been the cover artist for and had stories published in the bishōjo lolicon manga anthology series Petit Apple Pie.

History[edit]

When Hakusensha published Sukeban Deka in 1979, Wada's work became so popular that he was commissioned to create the OAV series and a TV series that spawned three seasons, including two live-action movies.

As of 2007, he had been involved in creating his latest manga Crown. He was previously involved in creating Sukeban Deka: Codename = Asamiya Saki.

Wada died in July 2011 due to ischaemic heart disease.[1]

Works[edit]

Manga[edit]

Author and artist unless otherwise noted.

  • Ai to Shi no Sunadokei (1971-1973, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Waga Tomo Frankenstein (1972-1975, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Gin'iro no Kami no Arisa (1973, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Daitōbō (1974, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Hidari no Me no Akuryō (1975, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Midori Iro no Sunadokei (1975, Monthly Comics Mimi, Kodansha)
  • Vanilla Essence no Gogo (1975, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Chōshōjo Asuka (1975-2000, Margaret (Shueisha), Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), and Comic Flapper (Media Factory))
  • Arabian Kyōsōkyoku (1976, Princess, Akita Shoten)
  • Kuma-san no Shiki (1976, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Sukeban Deka (1976-1982, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Asagi Iro no Densetsu (1976-1990, LaLa and Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Ramu-chan no Sensō (1978, Princess, Akita Shoten)
  • Pygmalio (1978-1990, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Kyōfu no Fukkatsu (1980, Princess, Akita Shoten)
  • Ninja Hishō (1980-2002, Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), Monthly ComiComi (Hakusensha), Duo, Comic Flapper (Media Factory))
  • Cabbage Batake o Tōri Nukete (1982, Petit Apple Pie, Tokuma Shoten)
  • Kaitō Amaryllis (1991-1995, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Shōjozame (1996-1999, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Lady Midnight (2001-2002, Mystery Bonita, Akita Shoten)
  • Kugutsushi Rin (2006-current, Mystery Bonita, Akita Shoten)

Collaborative manga[edit]

Anime[edit]

  • Crusher Joe (OAV, special guest designer on Goby)
  • Pygmalio (original creator)

TV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Influential Manga Creator Shinji Wada Passes Away". Crunchyroll. 5 July 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 

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