Akimi Yoshida

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Akimi Yoshida
吉田秋生
Born (1956-08-12) August 12, 1956 (age 62)
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist, Writer
Notable works
Kisshō Tennyo
Sakura no Sono
Banana Fish
Umimachi Diary

Akimi Yoshida (吉田 秋生, Yoshida Akimi, born August 12, 1956) is a Japanese manga artist who graduated from Musashino Art University.[citation needed]

Yoshida is best known for the series Banana Fish, for which an anime adaptation started airing in 2018.[1] She twice won the Shogakukan Manga Awards for shōjo, for Kisshō Tennyo in 1984 and for Yasha in 2002.[2] In 2007, she received an Excellence Award for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival for Umimachi Diary, from which a film adaptation titled Our Little Sister was released in 2015.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Chotto Fushigi na Geshukunin (ちょっと不思議な下宿人), 1977
  • California Monogatari (カリフォルニア物語), 1978–1981
  • Kawa yori mo nagaku yuruyaka ni (河よりも長くゆるやかに), 1983
  • Kisshō Tennyo (吉祥天女), 1983–1984
  • Sakura no Sono (櫻の園), 1985–1986
  • Banana Fish, 1985–1994
  • Lovers' Kiss (ラヴァーズ・キス), 1995–1996
  • Yasha (YASHA-夜叉-), 1996–2002
  • Eve no Nemuri (イヴの眠り), 2003–2005
  • Umimachi Diary (海街 diary), 2007-

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ressler, Karen (22 February 2018). "Banana Fish Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, 1st Promo Video, Modern-Day Setting". Anime News Network.
  2. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2007.
  3. ^ Schilling, Mark (17 June 2015). "Hirokazu Koreeda on his new drama about women with 'shadows'". The Japan Times.

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