Tokiwasou Story by Hideko Mizuno (1969)Hideko Mizuno(1955- ) was the only female manga artist in Tokiwasou Apartment.
Tokiwasou Story is a memory of her days at the age of 17 working with Fujio Akatsuka and Shoutaro Ishinomori in the apartment.
(in this manga, the tall skinny one is Akatsuka and Ishinomori is the chubby one wearing a beret. at that time, Akatsuka was 21 years old, and Ishinomori was 18. Ishinomori had already made his debut as professional manga artist, but Akatsuka hadn’t yet. )
they three created a few manga together under the pen name of U.MIA.
until the mid 1960s, all shoujyo manga had been created by male manga artists.
(Osamu Tezuka, Fujio Akatsuka, Shoutarou Ishinomori, Leiji Matsumoto, Tetsuya Chiba, Mitsuteru Yokoyama, and so on. although a few female manga artists had already existed, they hadn’t created shoujyo manga yet.)
Mizuno started her career at the age of 15 as a manga artist. her debut had a big impact on readers, so a lot of female manga artists started creating shoujyo manga themselves.
she is a pioneer of female manga artist and had an influence on the shoujyo manga artists in the 1960s and 1970s.