Taeko Watanabe

Taeko Watanabe (渡辺 多恵子, Watanabe Taeko, born August 29, 1960, in Shinagawa, Tokyo) is a Japanese manga artist.[1] She made her professional debut in 1979 with the short story Waka-chan no Netsuai Jidai (和佳ちゃんの熱愛時代, "Love Struck Days of Waka").[2] In 1987, she won the Excellence Award at the 16th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards for her comedy series St. 14 Graffiti.[3] She has twice received the Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōjo (girls') manga category: in 1991 for Hajime-chan ga Ichiban![4][5] and in 2003 for Kaze Hikaru.[4][6]

Taeko Watanabe
渡辺 多恵子
Born (1960-08-29) August 29, 1960 (age 61)
Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
NationalityJapanese
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
AwardsJapan Cartoonists Association Award (1987), Shogakukan Manga Award (1991, 2003)

WorksEdit

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Art booksEdit

  • Idol de Ikō!: Hajime-chan ga Ichiban! Special (アイドルで行こう!はじめちゃんが一番!SPECIAL), published by Shogakukan (1995)[11]
  • Hanagatari: Kaze Hikaru Gashū (花がたり 風光る画集), published by Shogakukan (2008)[12]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ On the cover of the manga's first compiled volume, the title is written in Japanese as 「聖14グラフィティ」, with furigana clarifying that 「聖」 is meant to be read as the English word "saint" (セント, sento) and "14" is meant to be read as the English word "fourteen" (フォーティーン, fōtīn). Shogakukan rendered the title in English as "St. 14 Graffiti" on telephone cards and other merchandise sold in Japan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 渡辺多恵子の一覧 - 漫画. BookLive! (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Watanabe, Taeko (January 3, 2006). Kaze Hikaru. 1. Translated by Mai Ihara. San Francisco, California: Viz Media. p. 191. ISBN 978-1-4215-0189-5. Taeko Watanabe debuted as a manga artist in 1979 with her story Waka-chan no Netsuai Jidai (Love Struck Days of Waka).
  3. ^ a b 聖14(セントフォーティーン)グラフィティ. Digital Daijisen Plus (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 15, 2020 – via Kotobank.
  4. ^ a b 渡辺 多恵子. Mangapedia (in Japanese). Heibonsha, Shogakukan, et al. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  5. ^ a b はじめちゃんが一番!. Digital Daijisen Plus (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 15, 2020 – via Kotobank.
  6. ^ 風光る. Digital Daijisen Plus (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved May 6, 2021 – via Kotobank.
  7. ^ ファミリー!. Digital Daijisen Plus (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved September 15, 2020 – via Kotobank.
  8. ^ 胸の金色. ComicPark.net (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2020. Original text: 「『別冊少女コミック』の人気連載『胸の金色』」 Translation: "Bessatsu Shōjo Comic's popular series Mune no Kin'iro."
  9. ^ 胸の金色 1. Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  10. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (November 27, 2019). "Taeko Watanabe's Kaze Hikaru Shinsengumi Manga Ends in May". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  11. ^ アイドルで行こう!. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved May 6, 2021.
  12. ^ 風光る画集 花がたり. Shogakukan (in Japanese). Retrieved May 6, 2021.

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