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Excellence Award

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OKAZAKI Kyoko

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

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OKAZAKI Kyoko

Japan

Born in 1963. Debuted in a comic magazine for adults while studying in Atomi Junior College. Released a large number of works in subculture magazines, comic magazines, and fashion magazines in the 80's and 90's, and thereby has been recognized as a manga artist representing the age. Major works include pink, Happy house and River's Edge *. Also a number of books and magazines which study *Kyoko Okazaki, Manga Artist have been published. Met a traffic accident in May 1996 and has been working hard on rehabilitation.

( 2003 )

Award Reason

This work gives an impression that this is a summarization of activities of a group of artists who displayed striking expressions in the girls' comics at the time of the author's debut, particularly in the field of ladies comics. This work gradually makes readers shudder by thoroughly describing the values shared only by those who live this age and the social reasons that destined the main character's life. This strong power, as well as high popularity, qualifies this work as a prizewinner.

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