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I had no idea this even existed, but it’s quite fantastic! It’s a segment from the NHK series Shojo comic o kaku about drawing shojo manga, where they visit a new manga artist in every episode and film them drawing. These 12 segments are up on youtube:

The commentator is Satonaka Machiko, herself a legendary manga artist.

eta: This is also quite funny because a lot of the artists are drawing manga while dressed in pretty dresses and wearing perfect makeup, lol. They would never unless there was a camera there.

The cover image for the Hagio Moto artbook SF Artworks, on sale April 9th, has been revealed! It’s a super stylish Sei from Star Red. This 192-page, B5 format artbook will contain color art from Hagio’s science fiction works such as They Were Eleven, Otherworld Barbara, Star Red, and Hyaku-oku no hiru to sen-oku no yoru, as well as a database of Hagio’s sci-fi work.

I personally consider Hagio a science fiction writer first and foremost, so I can’t wait to get my hands on this. I’m hoping for lots of Gin no sankaku art! And Sei from Star Red and Ashura from Hyaku-oku no hiru are my favorite Hagio heroines, so that’s going to be awesome as well.

In related news, a Yamato Waki artbook to commemorate her 50-year career as a manga artist will go on sale March 29th, and a box set of Hagio’s Poe no ichizoku containing 8 exclusive postcards will be released in May.

Imagen promocional y artista de tema para la primera película de Haikara-san ga Tooru

Saori Hayami pondrá el tema musical en la película 

La web oficial de las próximas dos películas de Anime adaptación del Manga Haikara-san ga Tooru de Waki Yamato, ha revelado el lunes una imagen promocional y a la artista de tema musical para su primera película. La primera película se estrenará el 11 de noviembre del 2017 y la segunda en algún momento del 2018.

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紅匂ふ (Kurenai niou, “the scent of crimson”), by Yamato Waki. This manga is based on Geisha Mineko Iwasaki’s story (also see Geisha of Gion)

The young Tamako, youngest of 11 children, is sent at very young age to Gion, Kyoto’s geisha district. The story follows her from minarai to maiko’s age, until she finally becomes a geiko - making her geimei “Sakuya” shine.

Depending on the edition, this manga comes in 3 or 4 volumes (the 3 volumes covers mark the 3 major stages of a maiko’s life, from junior to sakkou).

Anunciado reparto adicional para la primera película de Haikara-san ga Tooru

La película se estrenará el 11 de noviembre

La web oficial de las próximas dos películas de Anime adaptación del Manga Haikara-san ga Tooru de Waki Yamato, ha revelado el viernes a miembros adicionales de su reparto. La primera película se estrenará el 11 de noviembre del 2017 y la segunda en algún momento del 2018.

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Standby OK de~su – Yamato Waki (Kodansha Manga Bunko)

Ramble alert!

I feel like Yamato Waki is one of the more underrated shojo manga artists of the 70s. I know her most famous work, Haikara-san ga tooru, is considered a kind of silly romcom, but she’s one of the female manga writers who have consistently written about “sisters doing it for themselves” and women being able to have it all, a fulfilling career as well as love, in a time period when this was considered pretty much impossible (and still considered difficult in Japan).

Benio, the protagonist of Haikara-san, does have multiple guys falling in love with her and epitomizes the kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy popular in shojo manga to this day, but when her fiance is presumed dead, she promptly gets herself a job to support his elderly grandparents, and the way she carves out a place for herself in the male-dominated Taisho-era work force is one of the manga’s major themes.

Standby OK de~su is the story of three women who gain employment at a radio and TV production company, and who struggle to find their niche as well as love in a field dominated (it still is!) by men. She’s a great example of a women’s lib writer.

Vídeo promocional para la primera película de Haikara-san ga Tooru

La película se estrenará el 11 de noviembre

La web oficial de las próximas dos películas de Anime adaptación del Manga Haikara-san ga Tooru de Waki Yamato, ha revelado el jueves un vídeo promocional para su primera película. La primera película se estrenará el 11 de noviembre del 2017 y la segunda en algún momento del 2018.

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anonymous asked:

kind of a random question... I was thinking about those fancy ~canon collections (Harvard Classics, Great Books of the Western World, etc) and now I'm wondering, if you were to organize one of these things for shoujo, what would be your picks? like, 30~50 essential shoujo titles?

That’s not a random question, that’s a REALLY HARD question!

Because you said classics, my list ended up being heavy on old stuff. And most of it is really popular titles, I guess because I think being popular and influential and having longevity is a big part of being considered a “classic”. I picked 30! No more than one title from one artist. Not all of these are manga that I, personally, enjoy. Most of them are not my favorite work by these artists. And this list could have been waaaaaay longer, but I was trying to be restrained!!!

Sorted by year of publication:

Princess Knight – Tezuka Osamu (1953, Nakayoshi)
Yuka o yobu umi – Chiba Tetsuya (1959, Shojo Club)
Himitsu no Akko-chan – Akatsuka Fujio (1962, Ribon)
Mahotsukai Sally – Yokoyama Mitsuteru (1966, Ribon)
Honey Honey no suteki na bouken – Mizuno Hideko (1968, Ribon)
Poe no ichizoku – Hagio Moto (1972, Betsusatsu Shojo Comic)
Rose of Versailles – Ikeda Riyoko (1972, Margaret)
Aeris no otome-tachi – Satonaka Machiko (1973, Shojo Friend)
Ace o nerae – Yamamoto Sumika (1973, Margaret)
Senrei – Umezu Kazuo (1974, Shojo Comic)
Haikara-san ga tooru – Yamato Waki (1975, Shojo Friend)
Glass Mask – Miuchi Suzue (1976, Hana to yume)
Kaze to ki no uta – Takemiya Keiko (1976, Shojo Comic)
Eroica yori ai o komete – Aoike Yasuko (1976, Princess)
Wata no kunihoshi – Ohshima Yumiko (1978, Lala)
Patalliro! – Maya Mineo (1978, Hana to yume)
Furansu-mado dayori – Tabuchi Yumiko (1978, Ribon)
Hiizuru tokoro no tenshi – Yamagishi Ryoko (1980, Lala)
Yukan kurabu – Ichijo Yukari (1981, Ribon)
Junjo crazy fruits – Matsunae Akemi (1982, Bouquet)
Tokimeki Tonight – Ikeno Koi (1982, Ribon)
Cynical Hysteria Hour – Kubo Kiriko (1982, Lala)
Kissho ten'nyo – Yoshida Akimi (1983, Shojo Comic)
Chibimaruko-chan – Sakura Momoko (1986, Ribon)
Hot Road – Tsumugi Taku (1986, Margaret)
Dobutsu no oishasan – Sasaki Noriko (1987, Hana to yume)
Itazura na kiss – Tada Kaoru (1990, Margaret)
Ten'nen kokekko – Kuramochi Fusako (1994, Chorus)
Kodomo no omocha – Obana Miho (1994, Ribon)
Gokinjo monogatari – Yazawa Ai (1995, Ribon)

ETA self-analysis: I don’t put much value on Nakayoshi in the history of shojo (I could have picked Candy Candy, Ohayo! Spank, Sailor Moon, and/or CCS, but I didn’t); I’m a Shueisha type of shojo reader (their magazines make up half of this list); I consider Ribon, Shojo Comic, and Hana to yume/Lala to be instrumental in the history of shojo; I really didn’t want to put Banana Fish on this list out of spite because she’s done so much better, haha. That sounds about right!