Akimi Yoshida

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Akimi Yoshida
吉田秋生
Born (1956-08-12) August 12, 1956 (age 63)
Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
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. She graduated from Musashino Art University[1] and made her professional debut in 1977 in Shogakukan's Bessatsu Shōjo Comic magazine with Chotto Fushigi na Geshukunin (lit. "A Slightly Strange Neighbor").[2]

Yoshida is best known for the shōjo crime thriller series Banana Fish, which received an anime adaptation produced by MAPPA in 2018.[3]

She is a three time recipient of the Shogakukan Manga Award: for Kisshō Tennyo in 1983 and for Yasha in 2001 in the Shōjo category[4] and for Umimachi Diary in 2015 in the General category.[5]

In 2007, she received an Excellence Award for manga at the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival for Umimachi Diary, which was later adapted into a feature film titled Our Little Sister.[6] In 2013, she was awarded the 6th Manga Taishō Award, again for Umimachi Diary.[7]

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 (バナナフィッシュ), 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), 2006–2018
  • Utagawa Hyakkei (詩歌川百景), 2019–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "コミックナタリー - 吉田秋生のプロフィール". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  2. ^ "The Official Website for Banana Fish". VIZ Media. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ Ressler, Karen (22 February 2018). "Banana Fish Anime Reveals Cast, More Staff, 1st Promo Video, Modern-Day Setting". Anime News Network.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Loo, Egan. "Haikyu!!, My Love Story!!, Sunny Win Shogakukan Manga Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ Schilling, Mark (17 June 2015). "Hirokazu Koreeda on his new drama about women with 'shadows'". The Japan Times.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan. "Akimi Yoshida's Umimachi Diary Wins 6th Manga Taisho Award". Anime News Network. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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