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HATSU Akiko  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
December 16, 1959
Last Updated
November 26th, 3:15pm PST
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
Josei(27)  Historical(12)  Romance(12)  Supernatural(12)  Fantasy(8)  Drama(5)  Mystery(5)  Tragedy(3)  Shoujo(2)  Yaoi(2)  Comedy(1)  Horror(1)  Shounen Ai(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
B-Kyuu Paradise   Josei, Romance, Tragedy   1985
Botan Dourou   Historical, Josei, Romance   1990
China no Tori   Fantasy, Historical, Josei, Supernatural   2002
Chuugoku no Tori   Josei, Romance   2004
Enjakuan Yobanashi   Josei   1989
Flowers Garden - Mou Ichidou Aitai Neko   Josei, Romance   2009
Furuginuya Kayoichou   Comedy, Historical, Josei, Romance, Supernatural   2014
Gensou Kichou   Fantasy, Josei   2009
Genyou Nougakushuu     --
Hanabana no Yuuutsu   Fantasy, Historical, Josei, Supernatural   2004
Hikari no Niwa Kaze no Tatsu Kage   Josei   1987
Hime no Koiwazurai   Josei, Romance   2008
Ikoku no Hanamori   Historical, Josei   1997
Karabito Yashiki   Yaoi   2000
Kokonotsu no Yoru no Tobira   Yaoi   1997
Kura no Aru Ie   Shoujo   2014
Kuuchuuroukaku no Juunin   Fantasy, Historical, Josei, Supernatural   2004
Kyouka Mugen   Josei   1993
Lady Chinoiserie   Josei, Supernatural   2010
Megamisama to Watashi   Historical, Josei   2008
Mizu ni Sumu Oni   Drama, Horror, Josei, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural   1992
O me ni kakarete   Josei, Romance   1992
Ojou-sama no Oki ni Iri   Josei   2015
Perfect Gentleman   Drama, Josei, Romance   1988
Sazameku Ougon no Nami     1989
Senpa Banpa   Fantasy, Josei, Mystery, Supernatural   2010
Shuurin no Ki   Drama, Josei, Mystery, Romance, Tragedy   1992
Tobira wo Akeru Kaze   Fantasy, Historical, Josei, Supernatural   2005
Tsukinode wo Matte   Fantasy, Historical, Josei, Supernatural   2000
Uruwashi no Eikoku Series   Fantasy, Historical, Josei   2000
Uryuudou Yumebanashi   Drama, Historical, Josei, Mystery, Supernatural   1991
Yoru no Yasashii Te     1999
Yoru wa Kite Ai o Katari   Josei, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Tragedy   1993
Yuureiyado no Aruji   Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Shounen Ai, Supernatural   1994
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