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YAMADA Hanako  [Edit]
     
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Associated Names
高市 由美
TAKAICHI Yumi
 
Name (in native language)
山田花子
 
Birth Place
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Birth Date
June 10, 1967
 
Zodiac
Gemini
 
Last Updated
May 23rd, 11:43pm PST
 
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Hanako Yamada was the pen name of Yumi Takaichi (高市 由美), born June 10, 1967. Her parents were fervent communists, and unlike most Japanese children, Takaichi was brought up without immersion in the Buddhist or Shinto religions. After she graduated from the Japan Design School, her work began appearing in a number of commercial magazines. In 1987, at the age of twenty, she was give nthe prestigious Young Magazine Tetsuya Award and was well on her way to a successful commercial career. After a tumultuous correspondence with Takashi Nemoto, she began, at his urging, to publish in Garo, while continuing her work in the commercial field. Her underground manga invariably deals with a young person unable to fit in. It is therefore telling that what attracted Takaichi to the name Hanako Yamada was its very commonness (the equivalent of "Mary Smith" in America). From the outset, her manga was marked by a desperate, misanthropic nihilism, filled with hallucination and fear. The frankly confessional nature of her work became sadly apparent in 1993, when, after a brief stay in a mental institution due to schizophrenia, Hanako Yamada committed suicide on May 24.
 
Blood Type
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Gender
Female
 
Genres
Slice of Life(3)  Seinen(2)  Tragedy(2)  Adult(1)  Horror(1)  Mature(1)  Psychological(1) 
 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Comics Underground Japan   Adult, Horror, Mature, Seinen, Slice of Life   1996
Hanasakeru Kodoku     1993
Kami no Warufuzake   Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy   --
Tamashii no Asoko   Slice of Life, Tragedy   1996
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