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WATANABE Masako    [Edit]
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Associated Names
Masako Watanabe

Name (in native language)
わたなべまさこ

Birth Place
Tokyo, Japan

Birth Date
May 16, 1929

Zodiac
Taurus

Last Updated
July 13th, 6:10pm PST

Comments
When she got married in 1949, her husband was a student. She drew illustrations in books to support him. One day she read Tezuka's manga. She was enchanted by manga and decided to become a mangaka.
After she gave birth to a son in 1952, she visited many publishers to show her works until Wakagi-shobou gave her a job. Wakagi-shobou published tankoubon called "Akahon". "Suama-chan" was the first of her works.
In the sixties, she wrote a lot of mother-and-daughter stories, twin-sisters stories and horrors.
In the late seventies, she started writing ladies' comics. She is writing "Kinpeibai", which is based on a Chinese classic, in Mystery Jour.

Received the 16th Shogakukan Manga Award with GARASU NO SHIRO in 1971; the Japan Cartoonist Award in 2002; the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award; the 4th Class, Order of the Rising Sun in 2006. Currently, professor of the Art Department of University of Creation, Art, Music & Social Work.

She has also worked in costume design, including for the high-camp crime drama The Black Lizard.

Blood Type
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Gender
Female

Genres
Shoujo(52)  Josei(32)  Mystery(9)  Drama(8)  Horror(6)  Romance(3)  Historical(3)  Supernatural(2)  Tragedy(2)  Adventure(1)  Psychological(1)  Shoujo Ai(1)  Seinen(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Shoujo
1972
Shoujo
1963
Drama, Josei, Romance, Shoujo Ai
1980
Josei
2008
Shoujo
1977
Josei
1993
Supernatural
1966
Shoujo
1992
Drama
1970
Horror, Shoujo
1976
1999
Shoujo
1975
Shoujo
1964
Seinen
1980
Shoujo
1997
Shoujo
1971
Shoujo
1967
Shoujo
1963
Drama, Historical, Josei, Tragedy
1977
Shoujo
1976
Shoujo
1969
Shoujo
1973
Shoujo
1968
Mystery
2000
Josei
1988
Josei
1988
Josei, Romance
1998
1996
Shoujo
1960
Mystery, Shoujo
1973
Josei
1979
Drama, Shoujo
1969
Shoujo
1966
Adventure, Shoujo
1959
Shoujo
1965
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Shoujo
1973
Josei
1979
Josei, Mystery
1986
Historical, Shoujo
1966
1988
Drama, Josei, Psychological
2020
1985
Shoujo
1969
1980
1993
Shoujo
1977
Shoujo
1965
1979
Shoujo
1964
1980
1988
Josei
1998
1988
Shoujo
1974
1978
Shoujo
1997
Josei
1980
Josei, Mystery
1999
Josei
1989
Drama, Historical, Josei
1993
1981
1996
Josei
1998
Shoujo
1968
Josei, Romance
2010
Josei
1987
Josei, Mystery
1991
Horror, Shoujo
1973
1974
1996
Mystery
2000
Shoujo
1961
1984
1990
1990
Horror, Shoujo
1979
Drama, Josei, Supernatural
2015
Shoujo
1971
2003
Shoujo
1997
Josei
1982
Shoujo
1966
Josei
1987
Shoujo
1961
Shoujo
1960
Josei
1987
1992
Shoujo
1963
1973
Shoujo
1977
Josei
2001
1997
Josei
1978
Josei
1991
1976
Shoujo
1963
Horror, Shoujo, Tragedy
1973
Shoujo
1958
Horror
1985
Josei
1980
1973
1980
Josei
1988
Shoujo
1965
Shoujo
1995
1973
Josei, Mystery
2000
Shoujo
1969
Shoujo
1967
1996
Shoujo
1996
Shoujo
1975
Shoujo
1998
1990
Shoujo
1978
Shoujo
1957
Josei
1981
Josei, Mystery
1998
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