|Born||1947 (age 69–70)
|Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi
|Collaborators||Year 24 Group|
|Awards||1983 Kodansha Manga Award in shōjo manga
Grand Prize, 11th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize
Ryoko Yamagishi (山岸 凉子 Yamagishi Ryōko?, born 1947 in Hokkaidō) is a female Japanese manga artist. She is one of the Year 24 Group. Her major works include Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi and Terpsichora, both of which have won manga awards.
Yamagishi 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 1971, she released the manga series Shiroi Heya no Futari which is the story of a romance between two girls at a prestigious all-girls school in France. It was first published by Shueisha in Ribon, and was regarded as one of the earliest shōjo yuri manga.
Her works normally have occult themes, although her most popular are Arabesque, about Russian ballet, and Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi. According to Yoshihiro Yonezawa, Yamagishi's style is influenced by Art Nouveau.
|Shiroi Heya no Futari||1971||Serialized in Ribon magazine
Published by Shueisha in 1 volume
|Arabesque (アラベスク Arabesuku?)||1975–76||Serialized in Ribon Mascot
Published in 8 volumes
|Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi||1980–84||Serialized in LaLa magazine
Published by Hakusensha in 11 volumes
|KAgami yo Kagami (鏡よ鏡?, Mirror Mirror)||Serialized in You Comics
Published in 1 volume
|Black Swan (黒鳥?)||1995||Serialized in Hankusensha Ladies Comics
Published in 1 volume
|Fuuin (封印?, Seal)||1985||Serialized in Hana to Yume
Published in 2 volumes
|Oni (鬼?, Demon)||1997||Published by Ushio Shuppansha 1 volume|||
|Mede~yūsa (メデュウサ?, Medusa)||1991||Published by Asahi Sonorama, 1 volume|||
|Yo-u-sei-Ou (妖精王?, Fairy King)||1977–78||Serialized in Hana to Yume, 5 volumes|||
|Oshiire (The Closet)||1998||Serialized in Amie, 1 volume|||
|Metamorphose Den (メタモルフォセ伝?, Metamorphose Legend)||1976||Serialized in Hana to Yume, 2 volumes|||
|Terpsichora||2001–07||Published by Media Factory in 10 volumes|||
|Terpsichora Pt. 2||2008–present||Published by Media Factory in 4 volumes|||
|Soyokaze (そよ風?, Breeze)|
|Neji no sakebi (ねじの叫び?, Cry of the Screw)|
|Harō! Eburibadi (ハロー!エブリボディ?, Hello Everybody)|
|Bōifurendo seiza uranai (ボーイフレンド星座占い?, Boyfriend horoscopes)|
|Dōngno lǚ (冬の旅?, Winterrise)|
|Sanshokusumire (三色すみれ?, Pansy)|
|Girisha shinwa no yōsei-tachi (ギリシャ神話の妖精たち?, Fairies of Greek Mythology)|
|Hī na no maisō (ひいなの埋葬?, Burial of Chicks)|
|Metamorufoshisuden (メタモルフォシス伝?, Metamorphosis Den)|
|Seirēn (セイレーン?, Siren)|
|Pu pe shimōnu (プぺ・シモーヌ?, Pupe Simone)|
|Kuro no herene (黒のヘレネ―?, Black Helen)|
|Ame to kosumosu (雨とコスモス?, Rain and Cosmos)|
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