Yumiko Ōshima

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Yumiko Ōshima
Born (1947-08-31) August 31, 1947 (age 67)
Otawara, Tochigi
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist

Yumiko Ōshima (大島弓子 Ōshima Yumiko?, born August 31, 1947) is a female Japanese manga artist and a member of Year 24 group.[1][2]

She made her debut in 1968 with Paula's Tears in Weekly Margaret.[3]

She received the 1973 Japan Cartoonists Association Award for excellence for Mimoza Yakata de Tsukamaete. She received the 1978 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo for The Star of Cottonland,[4] and the 2008 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Short Story Award for "Cher Gou-Gou...mon petit chat, mon petit ami," a short story in the ongoing series Gū-gū datte Neko de aru.[5] She is credited with popularizing the kemonomimi (catgirl) character type through her creation of Chibi-neko from The Star of Cottonland.[6]

Selected works[edit]

  • Paula no Namida (ポーラの涙?, "Paula's Tears"), 1968
  • Tanjō (誕生?), 1970–1971
  • Sakura Jikan (桜時間?, "Cherry Blossom Time"), 1972
  • Mimoza-yakata de Tsukamaete (ミモザ館でつかまえて?), 1973
  • Joka e ("To Joker") (1973) - An allegorical love triangle involving a boy who is accidentally transformed into a girl
  • Nazuna yo Nazuna (なずなよなずな?), 1974
  • Ichigo Monogatari (いちご物語?, "Strawberry Story"), 1975
  • Freud-shiki Ranmaru (F式蘭丸?), 1975
  • Shichigatsu Nanoka ni (七月七日に?), 1976
  • Banana Bread no Pudding (バナナブレッドのプディング?), 1977–1978 - A story about a sensitive young woman, Ira Miura, who wishes to have a gay boyfriend
  • The Star of Cottonland (綿の国星 Wata no Kuni Hoshi?), 1978–1987 - A story about a kitten, Chibi-neko, who thinks she is a little girl
  • Akasuika Kisuika (赤すいか黄すいか?), 1979
  • Kinpatsu no Sōgen (金髪の草原?), 1983
  • Mainichi ga Natsuyasumi (毎日が夏休み?), 1989
  • Koi wa Newton no Ringo (恋はニュートンのリンゴ?), 1990
  • Christmas no Kiseki (クリスマスの奇跡?), 1995
  • Gū-gū datte Neko de aru (グーグーだって猫である?), 1996–ongoing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorn, Matt (2005). "A History of Manga". Animerica: Anime & Manga Monthly 4 (2,4, & 6). Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  2. ^ Thorn, Matt (2001). "Shôjo Manga—Something for the Girls". The Japan Quarterly 48 (3). Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ Masanao Amano, Julius Wiedemann (2004). Manga Design. Taschen. pp. 1979–1982. ISBN 978-3-8228-2591-4. 
  4. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  5. ^ "12th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners Announced". Anime News Network. 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  6. ^ Jaqueline Berndt (1995). Phänomen Manga : Comic-Kulture in Japan (in German). Berlin: Edition q. p. 111. ISBN 3-86124-289-3. 

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