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YAMADA Hanako    [Edit]
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Associated Names
TAKAICHI Yumi
高市 由美

Name (in native language)
山田花子

Birth Place
Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Birth Date
June 10, 1967

Zodiac
Gemini

Last Updated
October 20th, 6:32pm PST

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Hanako Yamada was the pen name of Yumi Takaichi (高市 由美), born June 10, 1967. Her parents were fervent communists, and unlike most Japanese children, Takaichi was brought up without immersion in the Buddhist or Shinto religions. After she graduated from the Japan Design School, her work began appearing in a number of commercial magazines. In 1987, at the age of twenty, she was give nthe prestigious Young Magazine Tetsuya Award and was well on her way to a successful commercial career. After a tumultuous correspondence with Takashi Nemoto, she began, at his urging, to publish in Garo, while continuing her work in the commercial field. Her underground manga invariably deals with a young person unable to fit in. It is therefore telling that what attracted Takaichi to the name Hanako Yamada was its very commonness (the equivalent of "Mary Smith" in America). From the outset, her manga was marked by a desperate, misanthropic nihilism, filled with hallucination and fear. The frankly confessional nature of her work became sadly apparent in 1992, when, after a brief stay in a mental institution due to schizophrenia, Hanako Yamada committed suicide on May 24.

Blood Type
A

Gender
Female

Genres
Seinen(3)  Slice of Life(3)  Tragedy(3)  Horror(1)  Romance(1)  Adult(1)  Psychological(1)  Mature(1)  Josei(1) 

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Series Title (Click for series info)
Genre
Adult, Horror, Mature, Seinen, Slice of Life
1996
Josei, Romance, Tragedy
1993
Psychological, Seinen, Slice of Life, Tragedy
1988
Seinen
1998
Slice of Life, Tragedy
1996
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