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OOSHIMA Yumiko  [Edit]
Associated Names
O-SHIMA Yumiko
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Ohtawara, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Birth Date
August 31, 1947
Last Updated
April 8th, 10:29pm PST
One of the 24-Gumi (Magnificent 49ers), the group of female manga artists that pioneered the shoujo demographic.

She made her debut in 1968 with Paula's Tears in Weekly Margaret. Her works have a very surreal feeling. Ooshima is said to be a very eccentric person.

Kutsuwada Chie is a fan of hers.

She received the 1978 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo for The Star of Cottonland, and the 2008 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Short Story Award for Gū-gū datte Neko de aru. She is credited with popularizing the kemonomimi (catgirl) character type through her creation of Chibi-neko from The Star of Cottonland.

She approaches profound and disturbing issues in eccentric ways, fooling the reader into thinking she's reading a cute, nonsensical farce, then leaving her in tears.

In 1997, she was found to have ovarian cancer, had an operation and has recovered. She wrote about it in her later works.
Blood Type
Shoujo(29)  Drama(16)  Psychological(16)  Josei(8)  Romance(8)  Slice of Life(8)  Comedy(7)  Fantasy(4)  School Life(4)  Supernatural(2)  Gender Bender(1)  Tragedy(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
Aka suika Ki suika   Drama, Psychological, Shoujo   1979
Akihiko Kaku Katariki   Drama, Psychological, Shoujo, Supernatural   1988
Banana Bread no Pudding   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1978
Catnip     2012
Dahlia no Obi   Drama, Josei, Psychological, Slice of Life   1985
Diet   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Shoujo   1989
F-shiki Ranmaru   Shoujo   1975
Guuguu Datte Neko de Aru   Drama, Josei, Psychological, Slice of Life   1996
He His Him (OOSHIMA Yumiko)   Drama, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo   1978
Ichigo Monogatari   Drama, Romance, Shoujo   1975
Joker e.....   Gender Bender, Romance, Shoujo   1973
Kinpatsu no Sougen   Comedy, Drama, Josei, Psychological, Romance, Tragedy   1983
Koi wa Newton no Ringo   Shoujo   1990
Kusakanmori no Hime   Drama, Psychological, Romance, School Life, Shoujo   1978
Liberte 144 Jikan   Shoujo   1982
Lost House   Drama, Josei, Psychological   1995
Mainichi ga Natsuyasumi   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Shoujo   1990
Mero Neko   Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life   2012
Mimoza Yakata de Tsukamaete   Shoujo   1973
Mizu Makura Hane Makura   Shoujo   1984
Nazuna yo Nazuna   Comedy, Drama, School Life, Shoujo   1974
Noibara Shouen   Shoujo   1973
Okina Mimi to Nagai Shippo   Shoujo   1993
Paula no Namida Pell no Namida   Shoujo   1968
Rodian Romanovich Raskolnikov   Shoujo   1976
Saba no Aki no Yonaga   Fantasy, Psychological, Shoujo   1989
Saba no Natsu ga Kita   Fantasy, Psychological, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1990
Saba Time   Josei   1991
Sakura Jikan (OOSHIMA Yumiko)   Josei   1972
Sayounara Onnatachi   Shoujo   1976
Shigatsu Kaidan   Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Shoujo, Supernatural   1981
Shinjirare Nation   Shoujo   1982
Subarashiki Chuushoku   Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1991
Tanjou!   Drama, School Life, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1970
Tasogare wa Ouma no Jikan   Drama, Psychological, Shoujo   1979
Tsurubara Tsurubara   Shoujo   1988
Wata no Kunihoshi   Fantasy, Psychological, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life   1978
Zassou Monogatari   Josei   1999
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