Asumiko Nakamura

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Asumiko Nakamura
中村 明日美子
Born January 5
Kanagawa, Japan
Area(s) Manga Artist, illustrator
Notable works
Doukyusei

Asumiko Nakamura (中村 明日美子, Nakamura Asumiko, born January 5) is a Japanese manga artist, born in Kanagawa Prefecture.[1] She began her career as an author in 2000.[2] She is best known for her Yaoi or boys' love manga and her major work is Doukyusei (ja:同級生, lit. "Classmates") which was released in 2006–07[3][4] The manga was made into an animated movie in 2016 that made 200 million JPY at the box office.[5] It was also adapted into English and released to Blu-ray.[6] It has also spawned several sequel works in 2007–13 including Sotsugyōsei (卒業生, lit. "Graduates"). In 2012, Nakamura released a mystery manga called Utsubora - A Story of a Novelist, which was translated and published into English by Vertical.[7] Other major works include Kimiyoubi: Tetsudo Syoujo Manga 2, Kaori no Keishō , Ano Hi, Seifuku de , which have charted on Oricon's best-selling manga in 2015.[8][9][10]

Works[edit]

Title Year Notes Refs[11]
Nokemono to hanayome: The Manga (ja:ノケモノと花嫁THE MANGA, Outcast and Bride: The Manga)
Original story by Kunihiko Ikuhara
2009–14
(vols.)
Published in 4 volumes.
J no subete (Jの総て, All about J) 2004–06
(vols.)
Published by FxComics in 3 volumes
Tetsudou Shojo Manga (鉄道少女漫画, Railway Girl Cartoon) series 2011–15
(vols.)
Published in 3 volumes [12][8]
Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist (ウツボラ, Utsubora) 2010–12
(vols.)
Published by FxComics in 2 volumes
Licensed in US by Vertical Inc
[7]
Kaori no keishō (薫りの継承, Inheritance of smell) 2015
(vols.)
Published by Bexboy Comics Deluxe in 2 volumes [9]
Magarikado no boku-ra (曲がり角のボクら, We of the turning corner) 2009
(vol.)
Published by Hana to Yume Comics Special in 1 volume
Yobidashi ichi (呼出し一, Call one) 2010
(vol.)
Published by Morning KC in 1 volume
Koperunikusu no kokyū (コペルニクスの呼吸, The Breath of Copernicus) 2002
(vol.)
Published by FxComics in 1 volume
Katakoi no nikki shōjo (片恋の日記少女, The Girl in the diary of Unrequited Love) 2008
(vol.)
Published by Hana to Yume Comics Special in 1 volume
2-Shūkan no abanchūru (2週間のアバンチュール, A 2-week Adventure) 2008
(vol.)
Published by FxComics in 1 volume
Barairo no hoho no koro When I was Thirteen (ばら色の頬のころWhen I was Thirteen, Times of Rose-Colored Cheeks When I was Thirteen) 2007
(vol.)
Published by FxComics in 1 volume
Chicken Club (鶏肉倶楽部, Toriniku kurabu) 2002
(vol.)
Published by F × comics in 1 volume
Me ro neko neko manga ansorojī (めろねこ猫まんがアンソロジー, Meroneko cat manga anthology) 2012
(vol.)
Published by HC special in 1 volume
Theater A (Aの劇場LE THÉÂTRE DE A, A no gekijō LE THÉÂTRE DE A) 2012
(vol.)
Anthology
Published in 1 volume
Theater B (Bの劇場LE THÉÂTRE DE B, B no gekijō LE THÉÂTRE DE B) 2013
(vol.)
Anthology
Published in 1 volume
Sotsugyō arubamu “dōkyūsei” “sotsugyōsei” kōshiki fan bukku ( 卒業アルバム『同級生』『卒業生』公式ファンブック , Yearbook "classmate", "graduate" Official Fan Book) 2011
(vol.)
Published by EDGE COMIX in 1 volume
Naraku doko emaki anata no tamenara doko made mo heian-chō supesharu genteiban ( 奈落何処絵巻あなたのためならどこまでも平安調スペシャル限定版 , Abyss where emaki also peace tone Special Limited Edition up to where if it is for you) 2013
(vol.)
Published by Kanon Comics in 1 volume
Naraku doko emaki anata no tamenara doko made mo heian-chō supesharu ( 奈落何処絵巻あなたのためならどこまでも平安調スペシャル , Abyss where emaki also peace tone Special to where if it is for you) 2013
(vol.)
Published by Kanon Comics in 1 volume
Anata no tamenara doko made mo (あなたのためならどこまでも , If it’s for you, no matter how far) 2010
(vol.)
Published by Kanon Comics in 1 volume
Double Mintz (ダブルミンツ, Daburumintsu) 2013
(vol.)
Published by Edge Comix EG in 1 volume
Good morning, tentatively named Rakuen-kun (おはよう楽園くん(仮), Ohayō rakuen-kun (kari)) 2015
(vol.)
Published in 1 volume
Neo Kiseiju (ネオ寄生獣, Neo kisei-jū, Neo Parasyte) 2016
(vol.)
Published by KCDX in 1 volume
Ano Hi, Seifuku de (あの日、制服で, That day, in uniform) 2015
(vol.)
Published by Be × boy comics deluxe in 1 volume [10]
Sensei no Otoriyose ( 先生のおとりよせ , Toyo teacher) 2014
(vol.)
Published by Kurofune comics deluxe in 1 volume
Doukyusei (ja:同級生, Dōkyūsei, Classmates) 2006–07 Published in 1 volume, Digitally licensed in US by Jmanga, DMG [13][14]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Natasha; Inc. "中村明日美子". natalie.mu. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "禁断の愛と欲望・青春の輝きと影を綴る… BL界の巨匠“中村明日美子”デビュー15周年記念! 3冊連続コミックス刊行". ダ・ヴィンチニュース (in Japanese). ダ・ヴィンチ. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "BL作品『同級生』、映画ランキング9位初登場 SCRでは1位" (in Japanese). Oricon. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ 松尾慈子 (7 March 2014). "夢なき大人に夢を O.B.(中村明日美子)". Asahi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun company. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "BL傑作コミックのアニメ化「同級生」2月20日上映開始から43日で動員数13.5万人、興行収入2億円突破!" (in Japanese). Oricon. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "ERASED TV Anime to Get English Dub". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  7. ^ a b "Vertical Adds Asumiko Nakamura's Utsubora Mystery Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 26-February 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Japanese Comic Ranking, August 10-16". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Japanese Comic Ranking, September 7-13". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "著者:中村明日美子" [Author: Azumiko Nakamura]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved June 3, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Top Manga Ranked by Kono Manga ga Sugoi 2012 Voters". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "JManga Adds New Tomoko Yamashita, Tsukiji Nao Titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Digital Manga Guild". digitalmangaguild.com. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 

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