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Keiko Takemiya


She serves as dean of the Kyoto Seika University, and since 2000 has taught at that university's Faculty of Manga. See more trivia »

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Toward the Terra
Toward the Terra
Natsu e no tobira


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 2007 Toward the Terra (TV Series) (manga - 24 episodes)
- Chikyuu no midori no oka (2007) ... (manga)
- Chikyuu eh (2007) ... (manga)
- Kureru inochi (2007) ... (manga)
- Hoshikuzu no kioku (2007) ... (manga)
- Kechaku zenya (2007) ... (manga)
 1987 Kaze to ki no uta (Sanctus) (Video) (manga)
 1981 Natsu e no tobira (manga)
 1980 Toward the Terra (manga)
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 1986 Open the Door (Video) (layout artist)
 1983 Crusher Joe: The Movie (special character designer: "Date Wear")

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On her early years: Both the industry and young female manga readers were more conservative than I'd expected. In the competition for popularity, mere "newness" put you at a disadvantage. In order to pitch my work right into the audience's "strike zone," I had no choice but to study the styles of popular artists. I think the resulting method, in terms of being able to capture a reader's feelings ... See more »


She is a member of the Year 24 Flower Group, an exclusive club of female manga artists considered to have revolutionized shojo manga, who were born in the era Showa 24 (1949). Included in this group are Yasuko Aoike, Moto Hagio, Riyoko Ikeda, 'Yumiko Oshima', Toshie Kihara, Ryoko Yamagishi, Minori Kimura, Nanae Sasaya, and Mineko Yamada. See more »

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