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UCHIDA Shungiku  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Nagasaki, Japan
Birth Date
August 7, 1959
Last Updated
May 10th, 8:15pm PST
Shungiku Uchida was born on August 7th, 1959, in Nagasaki prefecture. In 1984, she debuted with "Coelacanth Burein," a mystery novel published by Futabasha. Writing about people's mentality from an original perspective, she has produced a lot of shocking stories. Her other activities include writing novels and acting.

She was born August 7, 1959 in Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan.1 Her father left the family when she and her younger sister were in primary school. Her mother was a dance teacher and bar hostess, who soon began living with another dance instructor, and later remarried. Shungiku was often forced to sleep with her stepfather, and her mother would allow it. One of Shungiku's happiest memories from her childhood was getting a ream of rough paper from her fourth grade teacher, as a gift for saying that her dream was to become a manga artist.2
Shungiku dropped out of high school in her second year and worked in restaurants, bars, in a printshop, and as a domestic. Sometimes she slept under bridges. Five years later she left Nagasaki for Tokyo with her beloved manga and $7,000 in savings. She graduated from Nagasaki Prefectural Nagasaki Minami High School. She then attended Keio University, majoring in philosophy in the Department of Literature, but left before completing a degree. Uchida is currently represented by the talent management firm Knockout.
Her representative works include Wakaokusama Tamajigoku and Minami-kun no Koibito (which was later adapted into three drama series). Uchida is also known as "Denko-chan", the mascot character for The Tokyo Electric Power Company.
Besides a career as a manga artist, she is also active with music and as a novelist. She wrote a controversial semi-autobiographical book called "Fatherfucker" which was also made into a live-action movie.
Blood Type
Josei(11)  Mature(3)  Seinen(3)  Adult(2)  Drama(2)  Comedy(1)  Romance(1)  Smut(1)  Tragedy(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
30 Dai wa Mada Kirei     2007
AC Keiji Hikasa Himeno     --
Adolescence     1986
Anata mo Honpou na Onna to Yobareyou     2009
Anata no Senkentei   Josei   1996
Andou Roi wa Koi ni Kakeru     2012
Ashita wa Kai     2001
Bed no Naka de Shinitai no     --
Deai ga Tarinai Watashi-tachi     2001
Fundamental     --
Hen na Kudamono     1986
Honto ni Tatsu no Kana     --
Ikari to Tomo ni Ikimakure   Adult, Josei   2005
Isshinjou no Tsugou   Josei   1988
Kaiketsu wa Shimasen     2002
Kare no Butter Knife   Adult, Mature, Smut   1996
Kedarui Yoru ni   Josei   1992
Koi no Aite wa Erabenai   Josei   2011
Koneko no Soup     1993
Konna Ona ja Tata nee yo     1995
Kumagusu no Minakatera     --
Maboroshi no Futsuu Shoujo   Romance, Seinen   --
Me o Tojite Daite   Drama, Josei, Mature   1994
Minami-kun no Koibito   Josei, Tragedy   1986
Minami-kun wa Koibito   Josei   2012
Nukenuke to Otoko de Iyou   Drama, Josei, Mature   2006
Ohitorisama Futasu made!   Seinen   2010
Omae no Kaa-chan Bitch!   Comedy, Josei   2010
On-Dan-Batake     2008
Oyako Recipe     --
Ozuozu to Mahou Tsukai     --
Renketsu Bubun wa Densha ga Yureru     2010
S4G - Sex for Girls! - Onnanoko no Tame no Sei no Ohanashi     --
Saikin, Chouchou wa...     2002
Shungiku     1985
Stressers     1992
The Coelacanth Romance     1985
Wakaoku-sama Tamajigoku     --
Watashitachi wa Hanshoku Shite Iru   Seinen   1994
Wild Hands     2006
Wild Medical Teachers   Josei   2009
Yami no Manimani     1986
You Gotta Shungiku     1987
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