Natsuki Takaya

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Natsuki Takaya
高屋 奈月
Born (1973-07-07) July 7, 1973 (age 47)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationManga artist
Years active1992–present
Known forFruits Basket
AwardsKodansha Manga Award (2001)

Natsuki Takaya (高屋 奈月, Takaya Natsuki) (born (1973-07-07)July 7, 1973) is a Japanese manga artist best known for creating the series Fruits Basket.

Takaya was born and raised in Tokyo, where she made her debut as a manga artist in 1992. Takaya is left handed and had wanted to be a manga artist since first grade, when her sister started drawing.[1]

Her manga series Fruits Basket, which debuted in 1998, became one of the best selling shōjo manga in North America.[2][3] Fruits Basket has also been adapted into an anime series twice; the first, which premiered in 2001, aired as one season of twenty six episodes. The second, which premiered in 2019, consists of three seasons of twenty five episodes each, the third season of which is yet to air.

In 2001, Takaya received the Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo manga for Fruits Basket.[4] As revealed in a sidebar of Fruits Basket, Takaya broke her drawing arm (her left arm) after Fruits Basket volume six was published. She had to go into surgery, and as a result, had put Fruits Basket on a brief hiatus. Takaya made a full recovery, but complained that her handwriting had gotten uglier due to the surgery.[5]

Works[edit]

Title Year Notes Refs[6]
Phantom Dream 1994–1997 Serialized in Hana to Yume Planet Zōkan
Published by Hakusensha in 5 volumes
[7][8]
Tsubasa: Those with Wings 1995–1998 Serialized in Hana to Yume
Published by Hakusensha in 6 volumes
[7][9]
Fruits Basket 1998–2006 Serialized in Hana to Yume
Published by Hakusensha in 23 volumes, Aizoban edition in 12 volumes
[10][11][12]
Songs to Make You Smile (僕が唄うと君は笑うから) 1999 (vol.) Short story collection. Serialized in Hana to Yume
Published by Hakusensha in 1 volume
[13]
Twinkle Stars 2007–2011 Serialized in Hana to Yume
Published by Hakusensha in 11 volumes
[14][10][15]
Liselotte & Witch's Forest 2011–2013 (hiatus) Serialized in Hana to Yume
Published by Hakusensha in 5 volumes
[16][17]
Fruits Basket Another 2015–2019 Serialized in HanaLaLa online
Published by Hakusensha in 3 volumes
[18]
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2019 3 Chapters
Fruits Basket: The Three Musketeers Arc 2 2020 3 Chapters

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natsuki Takaya (Creator)". TV Tropes. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "'Fruits Basket' Tally Over 18 Million". ICv2. May 8, 2007. Retrieved December 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Hibbs, Brian (February 2008). "Tilting @ Windmills 2.0 #49: Looking at Bookscan 2007". Newsarama. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2008. Tokyopop’s best-selling title is Fruits Basket v16 with an excellent 58,372 copies sold in 2007" and "[In 2007]...Naruto shares the Top 10 manga titles with Fruits Basket, Death Note and Bleach.
  4. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on August 16, 2007. Retrieved August 21, 2007.
  5. ^ "Natsuki Takaya: Series, and a List of Books by Author Natsuki Takaya". www.paperbackswap.com. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "著者:高屋奈月" [Author: Natsuki Takaya]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Tokyopop Announces New Manga Titles (Update 2)". Anime News Network. July 5, 2008. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "幻影夢想(花とゆめcomics)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "翼を持つ者(花とゆめcomics)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Fruits Basket's Takaya to Start Liselotte & Witch's Forest". Anime News Network. April 16, 2011. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  11. ^ "フルーツバスケット(花とゆめcomics)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  12. ^ "フルーツバスケット愛蔵版(花とゆめCOMICSスペシャル)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  13. ^ "僕が唄うと君は笑うから(花とゆめcomics)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  14. ^ "New Manga from Fruits Basket Creator Set to Debut". Anime News Network. May 20, 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "星は歌う(花とゆめCOMICS)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  16. ^ "Fruits Basket's Natsuki Takaya to Go on Extended Hiatus". Anime News Network. December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  17. ^ "リーゼロッテと魔女の森(花とゆめcomics/花とゆめCOMICS)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "フルーツバスケットanotherFRUITS BASKET another(HC online)". Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 5, 2017.

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