Yasuko Sakata 坂田 靖子 is a manga artist who belongs to the Post Year 24 Group. She was born on the 25th of February, 1953 in Osaka, Japan. Her official debut was with the work Saikon Kyousou Kyoku 再婚狂騒曲, published in Hana to Yume in 1975. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she was involved in the yaoidoujinshi movement, having co-coined the term "yaoi" with Akiko Hatsu. One of Sakata's doujinshi, Loveri, was amongst the very first to be described as "yaoi". Her best known works are Jikan wo Warerani, Basil Shi no Yuuga na Seikatsu (The Elegant Life of Mr Basil), about a 19th-century British aristocrat, and Yamiyo no Hon. She won the Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival Grand Prize in the Manga Division in 1997. Most of her work is short stories - as of 2003, one catalogue listed over 40 of her stories. The type of stories she tells include traditional Japanese ghost stories, science fiction, mysteries, and Western and Chinese stories. She is marked for her talent at "casually portraying" everyday life.
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^Kotani Mari, foreword to Saitō Tamaki (2007) "Otaku Sexuality" in Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., and Takayuki Tatsumi ed., page 223 Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams University of Minnesota Press ISBN 978-0-8166-4974-7 "Around 1980, the female manga artists Sakata Yasuko and Hatsu Akiko coined this word to describe the male-male sex manga they were publishing in the magazine Rappori."