Takako Shimura

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Takako Shimura
Born (1973-10-23) October 23, 1973 (age 41)
Kanagawa, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist
Notable works
Wandering Son
Sweet Blue Flowers

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[1] aired in 2011. In 2014, she collaborated with the original character concepts for the anime Aldnoah.Zero.

Works[edit]

  • 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)
    • Boku wa Onna no Ko (ぼくはおんなのこ?)
    • Rakuen ni Ikō (楽園に行こう?)
    • Shōnen no Musume (少年の娘?)
    • Akemi no Theme: Teruo-hen (アケミのテーマ テルオ編?)
    • Akemi no Theme: Yoshio-hen (アケミのテーマ ヨシオ編?)
    • Akemi no Theme: Haruo-hen (アケミのテーマ ハルオ編?)
    • Hana (?)
    • sweet16
  • 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)[1]
  • Aoi Hana (青い花?) (2004-2013, 8 volumes)[2]
  • 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)[3]
  • Musume no Iede (娘の家出?) (2012-ongoing)
  • Wagamama Chie-chan (わがままちえちゃん?) (2014-ongoing)
  • Original character concepts for Aldnoah.Zero (2014)
  • Koi Iji (こいいじ?) (2014-ongoing)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Takako Shimura's Wandering Son Manga Gets Anime". Anime News Network. March 11, 2010. Retrieved March 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Takako Shimura's Aoi Hana Yuri Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 6, 2009. Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Aoi Hana/Hourou Musuko '​s Shimura to Launch New Manga". Anime News Network. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 

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