Shinji Wada

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Shinji Wada
和田 慎二
Born 岩本 良文 (Yoshifumi Iwamoto)
April 19, 1950
Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture
Died July 5, 2011(2011-07-05) (aged 61)
Nationality Japanese
Known for Manga


Shinji Wada (和田 慎二, Wada Shinji, April 19, 1950 – July 5, 2011) was a Japanese manga artist in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, and best known for the creation of the Sukeban Deka franchise.

History[edit]

When Hakusensha published Sukeban Deka in 1979, Wada's work became very popular. He was commissioned to create the OAV series and a TV series that spawned three seasons, including two live-action movies.

As of 2007, he had been involved in creating his latest manga Crown. He was previously involved in creating Sukeban Deka: Codename = Asamiya Saki.

Wada died in July 2011 due to ischaemic heart disease.[1]

Works[edit]

Manga[edit]

Author and artist unless otherwise noted.

  • Ai to Shi no Sunadokei (1971-1973, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Waga Tomo Frankenstein (1972-1975, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Gin'iro no Kami no Arisa (1973, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Daitōbō (1974, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Hidari no Me no Akuryō (1975, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Midori Iro no Sunadokei (1975, Monthly Comics Mimi, Kodansha)
  • Vanilla Essence no Gogo (1975, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Chōshōjo Asuka (1975-2000, Margaret (Shueisha), Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), and Comic Flapper (Media Factory))
  • Arabian Kyōsōkyoku (1976, Princess, Akita Shoten)
  • Kuma-san no Shiki (1976, Bessatsu Margaret, Shueisha)
  • Sukeban Deka (1976-1982, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Asagi Iro no Densetsu (1976-1990, LaLa and Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Ramu-chan no Sensō (1978, Princess, Akita Shoten)
  • Pygmalio (1978-1990, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Kyōfu no Fukkatsu (1980, Princess, Akita Shoten)
  • Ninja Hishō (1980-2002, Hana to Yume (Hakusensha), Monthly ComiComi (Hakusensha), Duo, Comic Flapper (Media Factory))
  • Cabbage Batake o Tōri Nukete (1982, Petit Apple Pie, Tokuma Shoten)
  • Kaitō Amaryllis (1991-1995, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Shōjozame (1996-1999, Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
  • Lady Midnight (2001-2002, Mystery Bonita, Akita Shoten)
  • Kugutsushi Rin (2006-current, The Puppet Master Rin, Akita Shoten)

Collaborative manga[edit]

Anime[edit]

  • Crusher Joe (OAV, special guest designer on Goby)
  • Pygmalio (original creator)

TV[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Influential Manga Creator Shinji Wada Passes Away". Crunchyroll. 5 July 2011. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 

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