Yoshitoki Ōima

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Yoshitoki Ōima
Native name
大今 良時
Born (1989-03-15) March 15, 1989 (age 30)
OccupationManga artist
Known forA Silent Voice, To Your Eternity

Yoshitoki Ōima (大今 良時, Ōima Yoshitoki, born March 15, 1989) is a Japanese writer mostly known for her manga series A Silent Voice.


Ōima was born on March 15, 1989 in Ōgaki, Japan as third daughter of a sign language interpreter mother and has an older sister and an older brother. Due to her mother's work as a sign language interpreter Ōima was inspired to write the A Silent Voice manga series where she got help by her mother and her sister working on the series.[1][2]

Her first manga was Mardock Scramble which was an adaptation of the same-named novel written by Tow Ubukata and was released in 2009.[2] She was even responsible for an illustration of the ending sequence of the ninth episode of Attack on Titan.[3] After her success with A Silent Voice Yoshitoki Ōima worked alongside other manga artists on a collaboration manga called Ore no 100-wame!!. In 2016 Yoshitoki Ōima released her third full manga series under the moniker To Your Eternity.

In 2015 Yoshitoki Ōima won the New Creator Prize for A Silent Voice at the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.[4] A Silent Voice was nominated for an Eisner Award a year later,[5] the Rudolf-Dirks-Award and the Max & Moritz Prize in 2017 and 2018.[6][7] In 2018 she won at French Japan Expo the Daruma d′Or Manga for A Silent Voice and the Daruma de la Meilleure Nouvelle Série for To Your Eternity.[8]




  1. ^ "Im Interview mit Yoshitoki Ōima" (in German). Egmont Manga. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  2. ^ a b Misaki C. Kido (2016-06-07). "Interview: Yoshitoki Oima on A Silent Voice". Kodansha. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  3. ^ Scott Green (2013-06-13). "VIDEO: A Final Look Back at "Attack on Titan" End Cards". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  4. ^ a b Chrystalyn Hodgkins (2015-03-30). "Aisawa Riku Manga Wins 19th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize's Top Award". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  5. ^ a b Michael Cavna (2016-04-16). "2016 Eisner Awards: 'The Oscars of comics' announces record number of nominations for women". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  6. ^ a b "Rudolph Dirks Award für grafische Literatur vergeben" (in German). Börsenblatt. 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2018-09-16.
  7. ^ a b ""Max und Moritz" Award 2018" (in German). Comic-salon.de. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  8. ^ a b "Daruma 2018 : les lauréats manga" (in French). Japan Expo. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  9. ^ Egan Loo (2015-01-18). "8th Manga Taisho Awards Nominates 14 Titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  10. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (2018-01-22). "11th Manga Taisho Awards Nominates 12 Titles". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-15.

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