|Born||2 October 1943|
Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan
Yoshiko Nishitani (西谷祥子 Nishitani Yoshiko, born 2 October 1943) was a pioneering shōjo manga artist who released her works in Shōjo Club and Margaret. According to Matt Thorn, Nishitani "more or less single-handedly invented the school campus romance that remains the mainstay of shôjo manga today", and Robert Petersen regards her innovation as giving her characters personality. She gave her readers characters that were like them, "teenaged Japanese girls dealing with friendships, family, school, and, yes, falling in love." Her success inspired an influx of female manga artists. Her manga Mary Lou is thought to have opened up the idea of shōjo manga telling stories about ordinary teenagers.
- Haruko no Mita Yume (春子のみた夢) (1964, Bessatsu Margaret)
- Mary Lou (マリィ・ルウ) (1965, Margaret)
- Lemon and Cherry (レモンとサクランボ Lemon to Sakuranbo) (1966, Margaret)
- Jessica no Sekai (ジェシカの世界) (1967, Margaret)
- Gyangu Ojō-san (ギャングとお嬢さん) (1967, Margaret)
- Gakuseitachi no Michi (学生たちの道) (1967, Margaret)
- Hanabira Nikki (花びら日記) (1968, Margaret)
- Nanako no Seishun (奈々子の青春) (1969, Margaret)
- Konnichiwa Suzanne (こんにちはスザンヌ) (1971, Margaret)
- Shirobara Monogatari (白ばら物語) (1971, Margaret)
- Mugibae no Kikoeru Machi (麦笛の聞こえる町) (1972, Seventeen)
- Shōjo no Koi (少女の恋) (1974, Margaret)
- Sumire Sake Sake (すみれ咲け咲け) (1975, Shōjo Comic)
- Tōki-bi Hatake de (とうきび畑で) (1976, LaLa)
- Ki ga Chigai Sō no Jūnin-tachi (気がちがい荘の住人達) (1977, Hana to Yume)
- Kōfuku Yuki Kashira? (幸福ゆきかしら?) (1977, Margaret)
- Tegami wo Kudasai! (手紙をください!) (1978, Margaret)
- Ai ga Arimasu ka? (愛がありますか?) (1980, Margaret)
- Kōenji Atari (高円寺あたり) (1980, Bu~Ke)
- Hey Bōya (HEY☆坊や) (1981, Margaret)
- "What is the "Year 24 Group"?". Manga Masters. 23 June 2010. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
- Matt Thorn (3 September 2008). "Mommy, the White Girl Is Scaring Me!". Archived from the original on 18 September 2011.
- Petersen, Robert S. Comics, manga, and graphic novels : a history of graphic narratives. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-313-36330-6.
- Matt Thorn. "The Multi-Faceted Universe of Shōjo Manga". Archived from the original on 2011-10-05.
- Katherine Dacey (23 May 2010). "An Introduction to Keiko Takemiya's To Terra".
- Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga The Complete Guide. New York: Del Rey Books. p. 334. ISBN 978-0-345-48590-8.
- Yoshihiro Yonezawa, 1991. Kodomo no Shōwa-shi: Shōjo manga no sekai II, Shōwa 38 nen - 64 nen (子供の昭和史──少女マンガの世界 II 昭和38年〜64年 "A Children's History of Showa-Era Japan: The World of Shōjo Manga II, 1963-1989") Bessatsu Taiyō series. Tokyo: Heibonsha.
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