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Yuki Urushibara (Japanese: 漆原 友紀, Hepburn: Urushibara Yuki, born 23 January 1974) is a Japanese manga artist. She is best known for the series Mushishi, for which she received an Excellence Prize for manga at the 2003 Japan Media Arts Festival[1] and the 2006 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga.[2] She is also known by the pen name Soyogo Shima (志摩 冬青, Shima Soyogo).

Yuki Urushibara
Born (1974-01-23) January 23, 1974 (age 45)
Yamaguchi, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works


  • Bio Luminescence (1997)
  • Mushishi (1999–2008, Kodansha, 10 volumes), a manga appearing in the magazine Afternoon, which was later adapted into an anime series
  • Filament (2004), a compilation of short works
  • Waters (2009–2010, Kodansha), a manga appearing in the magazine Afternoon
  • Mushishi Special: Sun-Eating Shade (2014)
  • Cats are Facing West (2018–present)


  1. ^ "Excellence Prize Mushishi". 2003 [7th] Japan Media Arts Festival. Archived from the original on 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2007-05-03.
  2. ^ 過去の受賞者一覧 : 講談社漫画賞 : 講談社「おもしろくて、ためになる」出版を (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 2007-08-21.