Yuki Midorikawa

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Yuki Midorikawa (緑川ゆき Midorikawa Yuki?, born May 23, 1976[1]) is a Japanese manga artist.

She is primarily known for her shōjo manga works on the magazines LaLa and LaLa DX, published by Hakusensha.

She began to seriously pursue her manga career starting in middle school.[2] Her most successful work has been Natsume Yūjinchō, which has been made into four anime series in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. The manga sold over 5 million volume copies by the sale of volume 12.[3]

Awards[edit]

  • In 1998, she won the 18th LMG Fresh Debut award for her debut work Coffee Hirari.
  • In 2000, she won an award by Hakusensha (白泉社アテナ新人大賞デビュー優秀者賞) for Akaku Saku Koe.

Manga works[edit]

  • Coffee Hirari (珈琲ひらり Kōhī Hirari?) (November 1998), LaLa DX
  • Akaku Saku Koe (あかく咲く声?) (1998–2000), LaLa, LaLa DX, 3 volumes total
  • Hana Oi Bito (花追い人?) (2001), LaLa, 3 episodes, no volume publication
  • Atsui Hibi (アツイヒビ?) (2001), LaLa DX, also published as a tanpenshū of the same name
  • Hotarubi no Mori e (蛍火の杜へ lit. Into the Forest of Fireflies' Light?) (July 2002), LaLa DX, also published as a tanpenshū of the same name
  • Kurukuru Ochiba (くるくる落ち葉 lit. The Falling of Autumn Leaves?) (November 2002), LaLa DX, also published as a tanpenshū Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Hibi, Fukaku (ひび、深く lit. Deepening the Scar?) (January 2003), LaLa, also published as a tanpenshū Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Hanauta Nagaruru (花唄流るる lit. Overhearing a Flower Song?) (April 2003), LaLa, also published as a tanpenshū Hotarubi no Mori e
  • Taion no Kakera (体温のかけら?) (2003), also published as a tanpenshū Hotarubi no Mori e Tokubetsuhen (蛍火の杜へ 特別編?)
  • Hi-iro no Isu (緋色の椅子?) (2002–2004), LaLa DX, 3 volumes total
  • Hoshi mo Mienai (星も見えない?) (2005), also published as a tanpenshū Hotarubi no Mori e Tokubetsuhen
  • Natsume's Book of Friends (夏目友人帳 Natsume Yūjinchō?) (2003, 2005 - ongoing), LaLa DX
    • Natsu ni wa Tameiki o Tsuku (夏にはため息をつく?) included in September 2000 issue of LaLa and Natsume Yūjinchō Volume 7
  • Aizoban Hotarubi no Mori e (愛蔵版 蛍火の杜へ?) (September 2011), published in the tanpenshū Hotarubi no Mori e Tokubetsuhen


Other media[edit]

Natsume Yūjinchō was adapted into an anime television series spanning several years. The work was also licensed for distribution in the USA as Natsume's Book of Friends. In 2011, Hotarubi no Mori e was adapted into anime film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akaku Saku Koe Volume 1
  2. ^ Fresh Interview Yuki Midorikawa Sensei
  3. ^ Per an advertisement strip on volume 12 on sale date.