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Takemiya Keiko 竹宮恵子

[born: 13 Feb 1950, Tokushima-prefecture; bloodtype: B]

Debut in 1968 with "Ringo no Tobira" (Door of Ringo/Apple) in Margaret. In recent years, she has been writing her first name with other kanji: 竹宮惠子

Considered to be part of the "Magnificent Twenty-Four-Year Group" (for definition of this, see Hagio Moto's entry).

See also:
<http://www.mac-time.ne.jp/takemiya/index.html>



Tenma no Ketsuzoku
天馬の血族
serialized on Asuka, 1992-
20 volumes @ Y390
[ 01:9201| 02:9207| 03:9208| 04:9209| 05:9212| 06:9303| 07:9308| 08:9312| 09:9405]
[ 10:9410| 11:9504| 12:9509| 13:9602| 14:9607| 15:9611| 16:9703| 17:9708| 18:9712]
[ 19:9805| 20:9811]
This is a steppe nomad / fantasy story. Combat is both ninja and massed battle, but the swirling horse combat is done better than in Arslaan Senki. Magic is mostly psychic illusions and premonitions, though there is a "spirit plane" where strange things happen and strong psychics meet. This is a really nice historical novel, and the author has actually researched her subject. I can compare the armor to some of my historical books and say "yup, that's Persian, around 1450" or "that's Uighur". Many of the details are really similar to the "Secret History of the Mongols", one of the primary sources for the steppes. The story itself is shoujo, revolving around a young woman who is the "ki" ("spirit"?) of the tribe, her romantic interest in the chief, her "milk brother"'s feelings toward her, and the negotiations required to forge the alliance between the tribes to create a steppe nation. A top-notch example of how beautiful open and airy shoujo pages can be, with a story that's not a high school girl with love pangs. {MCH}


Terra E... [To earth...]
地球へ
published by Kadokawa Shoten,
3 volumes @ Y700
aizouban 1 volume @ Y1456
bunko 3 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____]
A classic space opera, though the anime is reportedly "terrible", due to outdated character designs.
Far in the future, normal humans in a very 'big brother'-alike controlled society, are fighting against a race of humans with psychic abilities, called the Mu.

APG:(FILM)800426


Kaze to Ki no Uta [The song of the Wind and trees]
風と木の詩
serialized on Flower Comics, 1976-84
17 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:7705| 02:7707| 03:7708| 04:7709| 05:7710| 06:7712| 07:7803| 08:7808| 09:7808]
[ 10:7903| 11:7908| 12:8008| 13:8101| 14:8109| 15:8206| 16:8308| 17:8408]
serialized on Asuka,
wide-ban 8 volumes @ Y700
[ 01:9008| 02:9008| 03:9009| 04:9010| 05:9011| 06:9012| 07:9101| 08:9102| 09:9103]
published by Chuuoukouronsha,
aizouban 4 volumes @ Y1400
[ 01:9308| 02:9309| 03:9310| 04:9311]
bunko 10 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____| 09:____]
[ 10:____]
"People blame Takemiya for starting a genre of homosexuality. But I think Kaze to Ki no Uta is different from any other "bishounen" manga. The author of Pataliro is certainly influenced by Takemiya's work. When I finished reading Kaze to Ki no Uta, I couldn't stop crying... it's really good." {HSU}

Love story between two boarding school student, the pianist Sergio and the prostitute Gilbert. THE yaoi classic. {018}

See also:
<http://members.xoom.com/evol_siren/kaze/>

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Le poeme du vent et des arbres
Le poeme du vent et des arbres
artbook
published by Shougakukan,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8504]
An illustration book for Kaze to Ki no Uta.


Izuaroun Densetsu
イズァロ―ン伝説
serialized on Flower Comics,
12 volumes @ Y360
[ 01:8209| 02:8204| 03:8310| 04:8406| 05:8503| 06:8508| 07:8601| 08:8604| 09:8609]
[ 10:8703| 11:8707| 12:8710]
wide-ban 6 volumes @ Y780
[ 01:9103| 02:9104| 03:9105| 04:9106| 05:9107| 06:9108]
bunko 8 volumes @ Y544
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:____]
No Synopsis.


Pharaoh no haka [Grave of the Pharaoh]
ファラオの墓
serialized on Flower Comics,
8 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:7507| 02:7509| 03:7511| 04:7603| 05:7605| 06:7607| 07:7608| 08:7609]
published by Kadokawa Shoten,
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y700
[ 01:8906| 02:8906| 03:8907| 04:8907]
aizouban 2 volumes @ Y1300
[ 01:9208| 02:9209]
bunko 4 volumes @ Y600
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____]
No Synopsis.


Watashi wo tsuki made tsuretette! [Take Me to the Moon]
私を月まで連れてって!
published by Kadokawa Shoten,
wide-ban 4 volumes @ Y680
[ 01:8812| 02:8901| 03:8902| 04:8903]
Despite an age difference of seventeen years, Dan the A-grade astronaut and Nina a girl with ESP, are lovers. {009}


Sora ga suki! [I like the Sky!]
空が好き!
serialized on Flower Comics,
2 volumes @ Y350
[ 01:7410| 02:7412]
bunko 2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:8402| 02:8405]
No Synopsis.


Anata no Suki na Hana
あなたの好きな花
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Kaiwa
会話
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Boku dake ga shitte iru
僕だけが知っている
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Rintarou Panikku
りんたろうパニック
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.


Kurenai ni Hofu [The Scent of Crimson]
紅にほふ
serialized on Big Gold,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
A behind the scenes look at the geishas who accompanied Japanese colonizers into China in the mid-1930s in search of fame and fortune. {009}


Natsu e no Tobira [The door to the Summer]
夏への扉
serialized on Hana to Yume, 1976
1 volume @ Y350
[ 01:7605]
The story is set in a French boarding school in early 20th century. Marion, his lover, and the girls...
This is one of the first shounen ai manga while the anime movie itself can be considered as the mother of all yaoi anime. The manga itself is the prototype of Takemiya's venture into the genre of yaoi manga, which led to the creation of a much larger work, "Kaze to Ki no Uta", now deemed as a classic. {016}


APG:(FILM)810822


5:00 PM Revolution
>5:00PM REVOLUTION
serialized on Asuka,
5 volumes @ Y390
[ 01:8703| 02:8704| 03:8711| 04:8802| 05:8805]
No Synopsis.


Supanisshu Haremu [Spanish Harem]
スパニッシュ・ハレム
serialized on Asuka,
6 volumes @ Y390
[ 01:8901| 02:8905| 03:8910| 04:9004| 05:9007| 06:9011]
No Synopsis.


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