Kanan Minami

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Kanan Minami
Born (1979-11-12) November 12, 1979 (age 40)
Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, Honey x Honey Drops

Kanan Minami (水波 風南, Minami Kanan, born November 12, 1979[1] in Saitama Prefecture) is a shōjo manga artist. She is best known for Honey x Honey Drops, which has been licensed in multiple languages and adapted as an original video animation (OVA). Her current series, Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu, is a best-seller that regularly appears on the Tohan comics charts. She writes mainly for Shōjo Comic. She has sold more than 10 million copies.[2] On the Nikkei Entertainment magazine's list of top 50 manga creators by the amount of sales since January 2010, Kanan Minami ranked 24 out of the 50 manga creators.[2] Her representative work for the sales is Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu. She sold 2,498,000 copies.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Minami gave birth to a daughter in 2014.[3]

Manga[edit]

List of manga works
Title Year Notes Refs
Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu (今日、恋をはじめます) 2008–11 Serialized in Sho-Comi by Shogakukan
Published by Flower Comics, 15 volumes released
[4][5][6]
Honey x Honey Drops (蜜×蜜ドロップス) 2004–06 Serialized in Sho-Comi by Shogakukan
Published by Flower Comics, 8 volumes released
[7]
Perfect Partner (ja:パーフェクト・パートナー, Pāfekuto pātonā) 2002 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics/Small Komi Flower Comics, 1 volume released [8][9]
Ren'aishijōshugi (ja:レンアイ至上主義) 2003–04 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics/Small Komi Flower Comics, 8 volumes released [10]
Kakene nashi no LOVE torihiki (ja:掛け値ナシのLOVE取引) 2001 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics/Small Komi Flower Comics, 1 volume released [11]
Miseinen Dakedo Kodomo Janai 2012–16 (vol.) Published by Sho-Comi / Flower Comics, 5 volumes released [12]
Rhapsody in Heaven (ja:狂想ヘヴン, Kyō sō hevun) 2007 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics/Small Komi Flower Comics, 3 volumes released [13]
Chain of Pearls 2002 Serialized in Shojo Comic
Published by Flower Comics/Small Komi Flower Comics, 2 volumes released
[14]
Shiikuhime (ja:飼育姫) 2006 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics/Small Komi Flower Comics, 1 volume released [15]

As contributor[edit]

List of anthologies contributed
Title Year Notes Refs
Love & SexSHO-COMI Pink Label 2003 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics, 1 volumes released [16]
Koi, pinku. Watashi no kimochi, kiite kureru? (恋、ぴんく。私の気持ち、聞いてくれる?) 2013 (vol.) Published by Sho-Comi Flower Comics/Sho-Comi Girls Collection, 1 volumes released [17]
Shinkon ♥ gentei mesukōseidakedo, kekkon shimasu (新婚♥限定女子高生だけど、結婚します) 2014 (vol.) Published by Sho-Comi Flower Comics/Sho-Comi Girl's Collection, 1 volume released [18]
Geki ai motto motometai (激愛もっと求めたい) 2006 (vol.) Published by Sho-Comi Pink Label / Small Comi Flower Comics, 1 volumereleased [19]
Neko kare kūru Sho-comi men' s collection (猫彼クールSho-comi men's collection) 2010 (vol.) Published by Flower Comics, 1 volume released [20]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 Manga Creators by Sales Since 2010". Anime News Network. August 5, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Loo, Egan (August 5, 2011). "Top 50 Manga Creators by Sale Since January 2010". Anime News Network. animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Ressler, Karen (January 3, 2016). "Kanan Minami Ends Miseinen dakedo Kodomo ja Nai Manga (Update)". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "単行本全巻:今日、恋をはじめます(フラワーコミックス / Sho-Comiフラワーコミックス)" [Paperback whole volume: today, you can start the love (Flower Comics / Sho-Comi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  5. ^ "Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu Shōjo Manga Gets Anime Green-Lit". Anime News Network. April 5, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kyō, Koi o Hajimemasu Manga Ends in Japan This Month". Anime News Network. November 4, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  7. ^ 単行本全巻:蜜×蜜ドロップス(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス) [Paperback whole volume: honey × Honey Drops (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  8. ^ 単行本全巻:パーフェクト・パートナー(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス) [Paperback whole volume: Perfect Partner (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, January 26-February 1". Anime News Network. February 4, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  10. ^ 単行本全巻:レンアイ至上主義(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス) [Paperback whole volume: love supremacist (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  11. ^ "単行本全巻:掛け値ナシのLOVE取引(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス)" [Paperback whole volume: of incomparably valuable without LOVE transaction (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "単行本全巻:未成年だけどコドモじゃない(Sho-Comiフラワーコミックス)" [Paperback whole volume: It's not children I'm minors (Sho-Comi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  13. ^ 単行本全巻:狂想ヘヴン(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス) [Paperback whole volume: moonshine Heaven (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  14. ^ 単行本全巻:真珠の鎖(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス) [Paperback whole volume: pearl chain (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  15. ^ 単行本全巻:飼育姫(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス) [Paperback whole volume: breeding Princess (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  16. ^ "Love & sexSHO-COMI Pink Label(フラワーコミックス / 少コミフラワーコミックス)" [Love & sexSHO-COMI Pink Label (Flower Comics / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  17. ^ "単行本全巻:恋、ぴんく。私の気持ち、聞いてくれる?(Sho-Comiフラワーコミックス / Sho-Comi Girls Collection)" [Paperback whole volume: love, pink. My feelings, can you hear? (Sho-Comi Flower Comics / Sho-Comi Girls Collection)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  18. ^ "単行本全巻:新婚♥限定女子高生だけど、結婚します(Sho-Comiフラワーコミックススペシャル / Sho-Comi Girl's Collection)" [Paperback whole volume: I'm newlywed ♥ limited schoolgirl, and then married (Sho-Comi Flower Comics Special / Sho-Comi Girl's Collection)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  19. ^ "単行本全巻:激愛もっと求めたい(フラワーコミックス SHO-COMI Pink Label / 少コミフラワーコミックス)" [Paperback whole volume: super love you want more determined (Flower Comics SHO-COMI Pink Label / small Komi Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  20. ^ "単行本全巻:猫彼クールSho-comi men's collection(フラワーコミックス)" [Paperback whole volume: cat his cool Sho-comi men's collection (Flower Comics)]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 24, 2015.

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