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Mangaka
WATANABE Masako    [Edit]
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Name (in native language)
わたなべまさこ

Birth Place
Tokyo, Japan

Birth Date
May 16, 1929

Zodiac
Taurus

Last Updated
March 2nd, 9:15am PST

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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 Mistery 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(18)  Josei(10)  Mystery(5)  Horror(2)  Romance(2)  Drama(2)  Historical(2)  Tragedy(2)  Adventure(1)  Supernatural(1)  Seinen(1) 

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