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IKEDA Riyoko    [Edit]
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Associated Names
Икэда Риёко
池田理代子プロダクシ

Name (in native language)
池田理代子

Birth Place
Osaka, Japan.

Birth Date
December 18, 1947

Zodiac
Sagittarius

Last Updated
April 23rd, 4:19am PST

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IKEDA Riyoko is one of the 24-Gumi (aka the Year 24 Group), a group of female artists that pioneered the shoujo genre. She was one of the most popular Japanese comic-artists in the 1970s, being best known for The Rose of Versailles (see also the manga's Wikipedia article).

For a while, she gave up drawing manga to pursue a musical career. She studied singing at the Music Academy and then embarked on a new and successful career as soprano, releasing two albums and taking part in a number of international tours.

She made a comeback to the comics industry as a scenarist in 1999. Her use of foreign settings and androgynous themes made such works of hers as The Rose of Versailles and Orpheus no Mado enormous successes.

In 2009, she received France's top honor, the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur, at the degree of Chevalier (Knight). Well known in English as the French Legion of Honor, it was established by Napoleon Bonaparte, who she had made the subject of her 12-volume sequel to The Rose of Versailles, Eikou no Napoleon, which ended in 1995 (see also this manga's Wikipedia article).

From ANN:

Ambassador Philippe Faure presented Ikeda with the Chavelier (Knight) medal and said that Japanese people have a cultural awareness of France's history, language, and cuisine thanks to Ikeda's works. Ikeda said that she gave up her entire life from the age of 24 to 26 to draw her shōjo manga classic. She added that she had long aspired for the honor she received.

Blood Type
AB

Gender
Female

Genres
Shoujo(26)  Drama(20)  Romance(18)  Historical(16)  Josei(12)  Tragedy(7)  Gender Bender(4)  Fantasy(3)  Supernatural(3)  Shoujo Ai(3)  School Life(3)  Action(2)  Psychological(2)  Slice of Life(2)  Comedy(1)  Adventure(1)  Mystery(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Shoujo
1969
Historical, Romance, Shoujo
2005
Josei
1983
Drama, Shoujo, Supernatural
1980
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural, Tragedy
1967
Comedy, Gender Bender, Historical, Josei
2005
Drama, Gender Bender, Historical, Psychological, Romance, Shoujo, Tragedy
1978
Action, Drama, Historical, Shoujo
1986
Drama, Historical, Josei, Romance
1999
Drama, Historical, Shoujo
1981
Josei, Romance
2004
Shoujo
1969
Shoujo
1970
Romance, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai, Tragedy
1971
Josei
1997
Josei
1987
Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Tragedy
2006
Romance, School Life, Shoujo
1970
Josei
2001
Shoujo
1971
Shoujo
1971
Drama, Historical, Josei, Romance
1983
Drama, Historical, Josei
1989
Shoujo
1971
Josei
1988
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Josei, Romance, Supernatural
2000
Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai, Slice of Life, Tragedy
1975
Drama, Gender Bender, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Tragedy
1975
Drama, Historical, Josei, Romance
1991
Drama, Shoujo
1972
1987
Shoujo
1973
Drama, Shoujo
1974
Historical
1991
Shoujo
1969
Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Shoujo
2007
Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Shoujo, Slice of Life
2014
Action, Drama, Gender Bender, Historical, Psychological, Romance, Shoujo, Tragedy
1972
Drama, Historical, Romance, Shoujo
1984
Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo, Shoujo Ai
1973
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