October 23, 1973 |
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Takako Shimura (志村貴子 Shimura Takako?, born October 23, 1973) is a female manga artist primarily known for her manga works published in Japan which feature LGBT (especially about lesbian and transgender) topics. Originally from Kanagawa, she now resides in Tokyo. Her series Aoi Hana was adapted as an anime television series broadcast in 2009. Her series Wandering Son has been licensed in English by Fantagraphics Books and an anime adaptation aired in 2011.
- Shikii no Jūnin (敷居の住人?) (1997–2002, 7 volumes)
- Seikatsu Ijishō (生活維持省?) (2003, one-shot)
- Boku wa, Onna no Ko (ぼくはおんなのこ?) (2003, 1 volume)
- Dōnika Naru Hibi (どうにかなる日々?) (2002–2004, 2 volumes)
- Love Buzz (ラヴ・バズ?) (2002–2005, 3 volumes)
- Wandering Son (放浪息子 Hōrō Musuko?) (2002-2013, 15 volumes)
- Aoi Hana (青い花?) (2004-2013, 8 volumes)
- Kawaii Akuma (かわいい悪魔?) (4 chapters, canceled)
- Toaru Hi (とあるひ?) (2004–2005, 2 chapters)
- Route 225 (ルート225?) (adaptation of the Chiya Fujino novel, 2007–2008, 1 volume)
- Fushō no Musuko (不肖の息子?) (2009, one-shot)
- Awajima Hyakkei (淡島百景?) (2011-ongoing)
- "Takako Shimura's Wandering Son Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. March 11, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
- "Takako Shimura's Aoi Hana Yuri Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 6, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2010.
- "Aoi Hana/Hourou Musuko's Shimura to Launch New Manga". Anime News Network. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011.
- Takako Shimura's blog (Japanese)
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