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Ooshima Yumiko 大島弓子

[born: 31 Aug 1947, Tochigi-prefecture; bloodtype: B]

Debut in 1968 with "Poora no Namida" (Paula's tears) in Shuukan Margaret. One of the reigning queens of shoujo-manga. Her works have a very surreal feeling. Ooshima is said to be a very eccentric person. {DHI}

Has been very sick in 1997 (ovarian cancer), recovered and has written about these experiences in her later work.



Sayounara Onnatachi [Farewell Women]
さようなら女達
serialized on Flower Comics,
1 volume @ Y350
[ 01:7711]
bunko 1 volume @ Y600
[ 01:9603]
No Synopsis.


Mainichi ga Natsuyasumi
毎日が夏休み
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9003]
No Synopsis.


Wata no Kuniboshi [Planet of Cotton]
棉の国星
serialized on Lala, 1978-1986
7 volumes @ Y360
[ 01:7806| 02:7906| 03:8004| 04:8103| 05:8312| 06:8503| 07:8608]
Neko-chan is a little girl who has kitty ears and tail. She tries to talk to humans but they don't understand her and hear only cat sounds instead of words. {DHI}

"Watakuni" is really an allegory for what it means for a girl to become a woman, at least in Japan in the late 20th century. I think it's brilliant, but not as brilliant as some of Ooshima's shorter works. I think the problem is that the "cuteness" of the main character tends to overshadow the allegorical aspect. {018}


Banana Bread no Pudding [Banana Bread Pudding]
バナナブレッドのプッディング
serialized on Seventeen Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8012]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8602]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9509]
Very whimsical story about a girl who is afraid of the evil clown coming at night. Her sister always protected her from this clown, but when she's not there anymore, the girl decides to marry a gay man to protect her... {DHI}

Considered by many fans to be Ooshima's best work.


Akihiko kaku katariki
秋日子かく語りき
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8801]
No Synopsis.


Ame no oto ga kikoeru
雨の音がきこえる
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7604]
No Synopsis.


Dahlia no obi
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9906]
No Synopsis.


Freud shiki Ranmaru
F式蘭丸
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7609]
No Synopsis.


Gin no mi tabeta?
銀の実たべた?
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7707]
No Synopsis.


Housenka pan
ジョカへ
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Ichigo monogatari
いちご物語
serialized on Sun Comics,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:7704]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9709]
No Synopsis.


Joka e..... [To Joker]
ジョカへ・・・・・
serialized on Flower Comics,
1 volume @ Y350
[ 01:7508]
No Synopsis.


Diet
ダイエット
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y390
[ 01:8905]
No Synopsis.


Kinpatsu no sougen
金髪の草原
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:0008]
No Synopsis.


Kirara seijin outou seyo
キララ星人応答せよ
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7912]
No Synopsis.


Liberte hyaku yonjuu yo jikan
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8210]
No Synopsis.


Long long cake
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9909]
No Synopsis.


Lost house
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:0106]
No Synopsis.


Mimosa yakatade tsukamaete
ミモザ館でつかまえて
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7501]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Natsu no owari no to tanchou
夏のおわりのト短調
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9506]
No Synopsis.


Noibara shouen
野イバラ荘園
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7510]
No Synopsis.


Ookina mimi to nagai shippo
大きな耳と長いしっぽ
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9308]
No Synopsis.


Ooshima Yumiko kessakusen
大島弓子傑作集
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9601]
No Synopsis.


Pola no namida Per no namida
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7510]
No Synopsis.


Rasukoorinikofu
ラスコーリニコフ
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7610]
No Synopsis.


Saba no aki no yonaga
サバの秋の夜長
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:0003]
No Synopsis.


Saba no natsu ga kita
サバの夏が来た
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:0006]
No Synopsis.


Saba time
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9102]
No Synopsis.


Shigatsu Kaidan [April Ghost Story]
四月怪談
serialized on Gals Life Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8105]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9903]
No Synopsis.


Shinjiraneeshon
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8205]
No Synopsis.


Soukan no hime
草冠の姫
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8211]
No Synopsis.


Subarashii chuushoku
すばらしい昼食
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Subete midori ni naru hi made
全て緑になる日まで
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Tanjou
serialized on Sun Comics,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7501]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Tasogare wa ouma no jikan
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Tori no youni
鳥のように
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7612]
No Synopsis.


Tsurubara tsurubara
つるばら つるばら
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8810]
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9912]
No Synopsis.


Umi ni iru nowa
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:7803]
No Synopsis.


Yagi no hitsuji no rakuda no
山羊の羊の駱駝の
serialized on Asuka,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8810]
No Synopsis.


Zassou monogatari
雑草物語
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9911]
No Synopsis.


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