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IGARASHI Yumiko  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Asahikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
August 26, 1950
Last Updated
July 15th, 12:53am PST
Friends with YAMATO Waki and TADATSU Youko.

Unlike the Year 24 Group, these three are known for traditional shoujo themes. Nonetheless, they too were instrumental in revitalizing the shoujo demographic.

In the late 1990s, Igarashi became involved in a number of legal battles related to her intellectual property rights as an illustrator. Igarashi claimed that in series for which she was the illustrator, she should hold sole intellectual property rights to the portrayals of the characters, and not need the consent of her authors to license merchandise based on their likenesses. In a dispute over the Candy Candy character designs in 1999, the court ruled against Igarashi, stating that both she and writer MIZUKI Kyoko held equal rights to the characters.

Uses the pseudonym YAMAKAWA Nijiko.
Blood Type
Shoujo(33)  Romance(15)  Drama(12)  Historical(8)  Slice of Life(8)  Comedy(6)  Josei(6)  School Life(6)  Adventure(5)  Fantasy(4)  Tragedy(2)  Ecchi(1)  Gender Bender(1)  Mystery(1)  Psychological(1)  Shoujo Ai(1)  Shounen(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Aishite Sailor!   Shoujo   1983
Aishiteru Sera!   Romance, Shoujo   1983
Akage no Anne   Comedy, Drama, Historical, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1997
Alps no Shoujo Heidi (IGARASHI Yumiko)   Shoujo   1986
Anna Karenina (IGARASHI Yumiko)   Drama, Josei, Romance   1997
Anne no Aijou   Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1998
Anne no Seishun   Drama, Historical, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1998
Anne wa Anne   Comedy, Shoujo   1985
Atlantis Kishidan   Fantasy   2010
Atsuko no Ashita wa   School Life, Shoujo   1974
Banzai Sensei   Shoujo   1974
Bara no Josephine   Historical, Romance, Shoujo   2011
Boku no Brassiere Island   Comedy, Ecchi, Shounen   1987
Bovary Fujin   Drama, Josei, Romance   1997
Candy Candy   Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1975
Croque-Pockle   Comedy, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1982
Daisy May   Josei, Romance   2012
Douse Do–se Generation   Shoujo   1987
Futago no Pink   Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1982
Georgie!   Adventure, Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1982
Gou Tsuyoshi Gakuen Hana no 36 Kisei   Shoujo   1973
High Noon Murder   Mystery, Psychological, Shoujo   1999
Hitoribocchi no Taiyou   Shoujo   1975
Hitotsu Yane no Uta   Shoujo   1975
Lemon Squash Shiningumi   Shoujo   1973
Magical Mami   Fantasy, School Life, Shoujo   1983
Mamimume Mitarou   Shoujo   1977
Mayme Angel   Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo   1979
Muka Muka Paradise   Adventure, Comedy, Shoujo   1993
Natsu Matsuri   Shoujo   1975
Nidome no Sayonara   Josei   1989
Oi! Doubutsu Caravan   Slice of Life   2007
Omase na Ningyohime   Adventure, Shoujo   1978
Oyome Sanba   Shoujo   2003
Ozu no Mahoutsukai   Adventure, Fantasy, Shoujo   1998
Papa wa Okama-san     1994
Paros no Ken   Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Gender Bender, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai, Tragedy   1986
Princess ni Oteage   Josei, Romance   2004
Romeo to Juliet   Drama, Josei, Romance, Tragedy   1995
Sanae-chan   Shoujo   1976
Shishi Katei wa Kikiippatsu     1997
Suzuran   Drama, Historical, Shoujo   1999
Tim Tim Circus   Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shoujo   1981
Tonari no Otoko (IGARASHI Yumiko)     1991
Totteoki no Seishun     1988
Twinkle Star 2   School Life, Shoujo   1984
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