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Mangaka
HATSU Akiko    [Edit]
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Associated Names
DaiSenpai

Name (in native language)
波津彬子

Birth Place
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Birth Date
December 16, 1959

Zodiac
Sagittarius

Last Updated
June 7th, 5:50pm PST

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From the time she was in high school, Hatsu assisted her older sister Kai Yukiko, a successful manga artist and member of the Post Year 24 Group. After graduating high school, she began working for a printing company in Kanazawa City, but she soon quit in order to become a full-time assistant to her sister. She also began to assist other professional artists, most notably Hagio Moto.

Throughout this period, Hatsu was creating doujinshi with her friend Sakata Yasuko (who also went on to become a prominent professional manga artist and a member of the Post Year 24 Group), and sometime around 1980, the two of them coined the term yaoi. In 1980, Yukiko Kai died of stomach cancer at the age of 26. The following year, Hatsu made her professional debut in the magazine ALLAN with the short story "Nami no Banka".

Hatsu served as an adjunct instructor at Kyoto Seika University until retiring in 2005 due to health issues.

Blood Type
A

Gender
Female

Genres
Josei(18)  Historical(12)  Romance(11)  Supernatural(10)  Mystery(8)  Drama(7)  Shoujo(7)  Fantasy(3)  Tragedy(3)  Yaoi(2)  Slice of Life(2)  Comedy(1)  Horror(1)  Shounen Ai(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Josei, Romance, Tragedy
1985
Historical, Josei, Romance
1990
Josei
1989
Drama, Josei, Romance, Slice of Life
2009
Comedy, Historical, Josei, Romance, Supernatural
2014
Fantasy, Historical, Shoujo
2009
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Josei
1987
Josei, Romance
2008
Historical, Josei
1997
Yaoi
2000
Drama, Josei, Slice of Life
2018
Yaoi
1997
Shoujo
2014
Fantasy, Historical, Shoujo
1993
Historical, Josei, Mystery, Supernatural
2010
Historical, Josei, Supernatural
2008
Drama, Horror, Josei, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
1992
Historical, Josei, Mystery, Supernatural
2010
Josei, Romance
1992
Historical, Josei
2015
Drama, Josei, Romance
1988
1989
Fantasy, Mystery, Shoujo, Supernatural
2010
Drama, Josei, Mystery, Romance, Tragedy
1992
Historical, Josei, Mystery, Supernatural
2000
Drama, Historical, Mystery, Shoujo, Supernatural
1991
1999
Mystery, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural, Tragedy
1993
Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Shounen Ai, Supernatural
1994
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