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SAIBARA Rieko

Japan

Born in Kochi in 1964. After leaving Tosa Girl's High School, she was able to acquire the qualifications to proceed to higher education through a prep school; she went on to study at the Department of Visual Communication Design at Musashino Art University. Whilst attending prep school, she began to draw illustrations for adult books, and it was when she was a university student that she started her career as a manga writer. Her work BOKUNCHI (Shogakukan) won the 43rd Bunshun Manga Sho in 1997. She has also written many books, including YUNBOKUN *(Takeshobo), *URA-MICHELIN (a joint work for Asahi Shimbun), DEKIRUKANA (FuSoSya), and JOKYO MONO-GATARI (Shogakukan).

( 2004 )

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