Nishi Keiko, a famous manga artist for her works “Otoko no issho”, “Hatsukoi no sekai” and more, will have a talk show with Takemiya Keiko. They are going to talk about many different topics, including “Takemiya Keiko’s drawing class” in JUNE, by which they encountered each other, and their recent works.
*This event will be held only in Japanese.
For more information about the exhibition “Takemiya Keiko 50th Anniversary Exhibition –Kaleidoscope-”, please check out the special web site mentioned below.
Born in Tokushima prefecture. “Kokonotu no yujo” created by Takemiya was published in COM in 1967, and the next year she debuted professionally with ‘Ringo no tsumi’ (Sin of the apple) in Weekly Margaret. “Kaze to ki no uta” (The Poem of Wind and Trees), themed Shonenai*, has been considered a masterpiece of human drama since its release and influenced the next generation of shojo manga. There are many other manga titles that she created such as “Terra e…” (To Terra…), “Tenma no ketsuzoku” and more. She won the 9th Seiun Award (Best comic section), the 25th Shogakukan Manga Award and the 41st Japan Cartoonists Association Award (Minister of Education, Science and Technology Award). Also, she received the Japanese Medal of Honor with purple ribbon in 2014. She took up a professorship at Kyoto Seika University in 2000, and was the president of the same institution between 2014-2018. She is presently working as a professor of the graduate school, the head of the research center at the university, and the president of Japan Society for Studies in Cartoons and Comics. *Boy love
Born in Kagoshima Prefecture. In March 1988, she debuted on Petit Flower (Shogakukan) with “Matteiruyo”. Nishi is well-known for the “STAY” series, “Denpa no hito yo”, “Otoko no issho”, “Ane no kekkon” and more. “STAY —Ah, kotoshi no natsu mo nani mo nakattawa—” (2006), “Otoko no issho” (2015) and “Oto-san, chibi ga inaku narimashita” (2019) have been cinematized.
She is working on “Hatsukoi no sekai” in Petit Flower, “Ta-tan” in Big Comic Original and “Koi to kokkai” in Big Comic Spirits.
*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.