Yamashita Kazumi 山下和美

[born: 15 Aug 1959 ; bloodtype: AB]

Ichioku Ichisenman no Watashi
serialized on Margaret,
3 volumes @ Y?
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No Synopsis.

Azayakana Hoshitachi
serialized on Margaret,
2 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____]
No Synopsis.

After Midnight
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8711]
No Synopsis.

Tottemo Kirei... [Very lovely...]
serialized on Margaret,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8807]
No Synopsis.

Dandii to Watashi [Dandy and me]
serialized on Young You,
9 volumes @ Y476
[ 01:8806| 02:8810| 03:8904| 04:8911| 05:9009| 06:9011| 07:9505| 08:9601| 09:9603]
A story of a famous idol talent and his lover and manager of his rival. She's not good at household work, but he likes it and is an expert. One day he decides to stop his idol activity in order to concentrate on his household and look after her, informing her that he has a lover. Good love-comedy. Remark the similarity between this work and Tensai Yanagisawa Kyozu no Seikatsu in many respects - especially in the humour. {YRL}

Sayounara... anata
serialized on Young You,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9002]
No Synopsis.

Goosuto Rapusodii [Ghost Rhapsody]
serialized on Young You,
4 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:9701| 02:9707| 03:9711| 04:9804]
No Synopsis.

Tensai Yanagisawa Kyozu no Seikatsu [Genius Professor Yanagisawa's life]
serialized on Morning,
17 volumes @ Y456
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Mr. Yanagisawa is a 67-year-old professor of Dept. of Economy at Yokohama University. He always gets up at 5:00, goes to bed at 9:00 p.m., and walks along only on the right side of the pavement. To get a good and cheap Spanish mackerel, he neglects a fish peddler's hooting. He turns in an 90ー angle when changing direction. He seems to adhere to only principles, but, surprisingly, has a lot of persuasive abilities...

Yamashita emphasizes description of characters and situations, an aspect in which she deserves to be called a master in spite of many competitors. Drawings are simple, but contain all that there has to be and show very delicately considered mise-en-scene. It's interesting that the characters become more and more natural as the manga proceeds as Yamashita gets more accustomed to drawing the characters. Above all, all the characters have been vividly depicted. I personally have never found a manga series better describing normal life than this one. Highly recommended. {YRL}

"Yoshinori Yanagisawa is a professor of economics at Y- University. He is a very serious man who rigidly abides by all laws, traffic laws, first and foremost. And his determination is such that when it comes to saving a yen, he will walk around town until his feet ache if it means finding a good fish at a low price.
At first the professor may seem unfriendly and aloof, but he turns out to be quite actually very compassionate and nice. He has many interests, too. His interactions with people from all walks of life show us how interesting and varied people are.
Each episode in this work introduces a new character-first the professor, then his wife Setsuko, then his daughter Hanako, then his grand-daughter and, finally, his cat Tama. Each encounter makes for a delightful read. This is the work that made author Kazumi Yamashita famous. Prior to this work, she created works that mainly catered to young girls." {020}

See also:

Fushigi na Shounen [Wonder Boy]
serialized on Morning,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:9002]
In every age there appears a boy with miraculous powers-an immortal wonder boy who watches over people as they struggle through life. The places where he appears vary: Japan in the aftermath of the Second World War, with a family whose lands and roots keep them back; nineteenth-century London, where an orphan girl struggles to survive; and in the middle ages, with a young man who learns to die before he ever learns to live. In all these scenarios, the boy seems to exert a profound after upon people. {020}

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