Yun Kōga

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Yun Kōga
Born Risa Yamada
(1965-07-09) July 9, 1965 (age 49)
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist
Known for Earthian, Loveless
Website
yunk.jp

Risa Yamada (山田理沙 Yamada Risa?, née Kimura, born July 9, 1965 in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan), better known by the pen name Yun Kōga (高河 ゆん Kōga Yun?) is a female Japanese manga artist. She is married to fellow manga artist Tatsuneko. She is a graduate of Mita Senior High School, Tokyo. She currently lives in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, and also has a daughter.

Profile[edit]

She began her career as a dōjinshi artist creating dōjinshi for works such as Saint Seiya, Captain Tsubasa and Maōden.

She debuted in a commercial magazine with the original work Metal Heart (serialized in Kobunsha's Comic VAL from November 1986). After her debut, she continued to contribute on numerous dōjin works. However, the later disbanding of a dōjin circle, Yajō Teikoku, she had founded with Maki Chikura, led to her taking numerous breaks from her commercial works. Due to this, there were incomplete works penned by her during this period.

During her years in middle school, she had been a fan of Masami Kurumada's manga series Ring ni Kakero, Fūma no Kojirō, Saint Seiya and B't X (serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump), sending Kurumada numerous fan letters asking to meet him, after which Kurumada finally agreed, inviting her to his workplace.

When asked about her penname in an interview in the September 2006 issue of Puff, she responded that she had originally thought of making it Jun Kōga, but subsequently changed it to Yun Kōga.

Among her noted works is Loveless, which has been serialized in Monthly Comic Zero Sum since 2002 and is ongoing, as well as her work Tenshichō (天使庁?). She has also worked as an illustrator on the noted literary magazine Faust.

In 2007, she contributed the character designs to the Sunrise anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00.

Manga works[edit]

Unfinished/current works[edit]

  • Loveless (LOVELESS) 2001–
  • Tenshichou (天使庁) 2002–2007
  • Kill Me (KILL ME) 2003–2006
  • Satou-kun to Tanaka-san -The blood highschool (佐藤くんと田中さん -The blood highschool) 2007–
  1. ISBN 978-4-7580-5601-4

Completed works[edit]

  • Earthian (アーシアン) 1987–1995
  • Saffron Zero Beat (サフラン・ゼロ・ビート) 1988–1991 ISBN 978-4-403-61326-5
  • Kodomotachi wa Yoru no Juunin (子供たちは夜の住人) 1988–1990
  1. ISBN 978-4-253-15621-9
  2. ISBN 978-4-253-15622-6
  • Rōrakaizā (ローラカイザー) 1988–1993
  1. ISBN 978-4-253-07542-8
  2. ISBN 978-4-253-07543-5
  3. ISBN 978-4-253-07544-2
  4. ISBN 978-4-253-07491-9
  • REN AI - Renai - (REN-AI 恋愛) 1989–1999
  1. ISBN 978-1-929090-92-1
  2. ISBN 978-1-929090-93-8
  3. ISBN 978-1-929090-94-5
  1. ISBN 978-4-06-360854-0
  2. ISBN 978-4-06-360855-7
  3. ISBN 978-4-06-360856-4
  4. ISBN 978-4-06-360857-1
  • La Vie en Rose (LA VIE EN ROSE) 1995–1998
  1. ISBN 978-4-253-15364-5
  2. ISBN 978-4-253-15365-2

Incomplete works[edit]

  • B-gata Doumei (B型同盟) 1988–1989
  1. ISBN 978-4-04-852224-3
  • Genji (源氏) 1988–1995
  1. ISBN 978-4-403-61179-7
  2. ISBN 978-4-403-61188-9
  3. ISBN 978-4-403-61204-6
  4. ISBN 978-4-403-61227-5
  5. ISBN 978-4-403-61242-8
  6. ISBN 978-4-403-61280-0
  7. ISBN 978-4-403-61351-7
  8. ISBN 978-4-403-61370-8
  • Yajou Teikoku (夜嬢帝国) 1988–1989
  1. ISBN 978-4-253-07492-6
  • Arisu in Wonderland (ありす IN WONDERLAND) 1989–1992
  1. ISBN 978-4-334-80258-5
  2. ISBN 978-4-334-80192-2
  • Vanpu - Kyuuketsu no To - (ヴァンプ-吸血の徒-) 1989–1995
  • Hurricane Hill (ハリケーン・ヒル) 1997
  • Chronicle (クロニクル) 1998–1998
  1. ISBN 978-4-7575-0098-3

Short works[edit]

  • Metal Heart (メタルハート) 1986
  • Mind Size (マインドサイズ) 1986–1988
  • Glass Magic (グラス・マジック) 1988
  • Hot Staff '88 (ほっと・すたっふ'88) 1988
  • Ōkami wo Meguru Bouken (狼をめぐる冒険) 1989
  • Kugatsu no Natsu (9月の夏) 1989
  • Yakusoku no Natsu (約束の夏) 1991
  • Yousei Jiken 1992 (妖精事件 1992) 1992
  • Kurayamizaka (暗闇坂) 1999

Collaborations[edit]

Artbook collections[edit]

Other works[edit]

Original character designs[edit]

Illustrations[edit]

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