Ryoko Yamagishi

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Ryoko Yamagishi
Born 1947 (age 67–68)
Hokkaidō, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) manga artist
Notable works
Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi

Ryoko Yamagishi (山岸 凉子 Yamagishi Ryōko?, born 1947 in Hokkaidō) is a female Japanese manga artist. She is considered to be one of the Year 24 Group.[1][2] She studied ballet as a child, which plays a part in many of her works. When she read the manga of Machiko Satonaka in 1964, she decided to pursue becoming a manga artist. Although her parents did not agree with this, in 1966 she entered a competition in Shōjo Friend and was a semi-finalist. She applied to Kodansha and sent some short stories to COM. In 1968, after completing her art studies in Hokkaido, she moved to Tokyo and applied for Shuiesha. The next year, she made her debut with "left< And >right " レフトアンドライト, a short story which ran in Ribon. In 1983, she won the Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo manga for Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi.[3] In 2007 she won the Grand Prize for the 11th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Terpsichora (The Dancing Girl; Maihime Τερψιχόρα)[4]

Her works normally have occult themes, although her most popular are Arabesque, about Russian ballet, and Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi.[5] According to Yoshihiro Yonezawa, Yamagishi's style is influenced by Art Nouveau.[6]



  1. ^ Thorn, Matt (2001). "Shôjo Manga—Something for the Girls". The Japan Quarterly 48 (3). Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  2. ^ Thorn, Matt (2005). "A History of Manga". Animerica: Anime & Manga Monthly 4 (2,4, & 6). Retrieved 2007-12-16. 
  3. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  4. ^ "11th Annual Tezuka Cultural Prize Winners Announced". Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  5. ^ http://www.matt-thorn.com/shoujo_manga/girls_stuff/gs93-11-10.html
  6. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=dvaR1-9HE7YC&pg=PA126&dq=Ryoko+Yamagishi&lr=&ei=GwvQSor4NpWGlATPsfGUDg&client=safari#v=onepage&q=Ryoko%20Yamagishi&f=false

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