Itsuki Natsumi 樹なつみ

[born: 5 Feb 1960, Hyougo-prefecture ; bloodtype: B]

A shoujo mangaka. Debut in 1979 with "Megumi-chan ni sasageru Comedy" on Lala.

See also:

serialized on Jets, 1990-92
4 volumes @ Y700
[ 01:9003| 02:9007| 03:9107| 04:____]
On the 15th of October 1990, World War III breaks out. It only lasts for 40 minutes, but industrial establishments were nearly wiped out by the 1000 megatons of nuclear weapons used in the war. The Earth was then cloaked by in a nuclear winter which lasted for 6 months, and all the grain plants died. Each government fell into anarchy and transport and communication networks could not be restored easily. Soon, declarations of state establishment from the citizens in various areas came one after another, and America was split into 6 parts, adding other unapproved small states, it was divided into more than 20 countries.

The story is set in 2021, 31 years after World War III. Filicia Epstein, a bionics genius, came to Sabano and Sergent Mutou was ordered to protect her. Searching for her only brother, Lyon, Filicia encountered with 1019, a cybernoid, who directed them to the phantom city, OZ, which is a shelter created by Lyon. As the story unfolds, they gradually realised what 'OZ' actually was...

Very loosely based on some parts of The Wizard of Oz. Two OAVs were made.

"Great story, excellent art, interesting characters, pretty girls, handsome guys, action and romance, this story deals with life and death, meaning of life, the search for oneself, the journey, the ideal, the truth and the deceit, natural and artificial environment, technology, and the meaning behind it."

Passion Parade
serialized on Hana to Yume, 1987-89
6 volumes @ Y370
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No Synopsis.

Eccentric City
serialized on Hana to Yume, 1989
1 volume @ Y360
[ 01:8901]
No Synopsis.

Tokiiro triangle
serialized on Hana to Yume,
5 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:8703]
No Synopsis.

Transylvania apple
serialized on Hana to Yume,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:8310]
No Synopsis.

Hanasakkeru Seishounen
serialized on Hana to Yume, 1990
11 volumes @ Y390
[ 01:9001| 02:9005| 03:9009| 04:9103| 05:9108| 06:9201| 07:9302| 08:____| 09:9310]
[ 10:9404| 11:9411]
No Synopsis.

Otoko to onna ni sasageru comedy
serialized on Hana to Yume,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
No Synopsis.

Marcello Monogatari
serialized on Hana to Yume, 1991
8 volumes @ Y?
[ 01:____| 02:____| 03:____| 04:____| 05:____| 06:____| 07:____| 08:8509]
wide-ban 2 volumes @ Y1300
[ 01:____| 02:9201]
No Synopsis.

Yakumo Tatsu [Yakumo Stands / Eight Clouds Rising (?)]
serialized on Hana to Yume, 1992-present
19 volumes @ Y390
[ 01:9210| 02:9507| 03:9512| 04:9604| 05:9608| 06:9701| 07:9707| 08:9711| 09:9805]
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[ 19:0211]
Two young men, Nanachi Takeo and Fuzuchi Kuraki, meet in Izumo. Fuzuchi possesses an ancient mysterious sword and has a lot of spiritual power. Together, they experience a lot of adventures.

"Shoujo supernatural/sorcery series about the adventures of Kuraki Fuzuchi and Takeo Nanachi. The title "Yakumo Tatsu" refers to the literary name of the Izumo region, the site of many Japanese myths and legends, where the whole story takes place. Kuraki is a high school kid who's an exorcist with great spiritual powers which are manifested through an ancient mysterious sword that he carries around. He is trying to collect other sacred swords with the help of Nanachi, his college buddy who's still unaware of his own latent powers. The two are reincarnations of a miko (a medium for the gods, usually female but in this case, ex-Kuraki was male) and a famous swordsmaker respectively from the ancient times. Kuraki's very good-looking (all the girls swoon over him...) and a martial arts extraordinaire but he's pretty cold and distant because he's got a dark secret while Nanachi is very annoyingly cheerful and generous. Normally I get really irritated over the sincere purehearted types but I really like Nanachi because he's such a clod and usually pretty clueless even though he's older than Kuraki. However, he's also given enough moments in the manga in which he saves the day, especially the supposedly invincible Kuraki." {KAM}


serialized on Jets, 1994
5 volumes @ Y700
[ 01:____| 02:9507| 03:9804| 04:0010| 05:0304]
No Synopsis.

Itsuki Natsumi Illustration Collection
published by Hakusensha,
1 volume @ Y?
[ 01:____]
Softcover, 96 pages, 78 color pages.

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