Kiriko Nananan

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Kiriko Nananan ( jap. 魚喃キリコ , Nananan Kiriko * 14. December 1972 in Niigata Prefecture , Japan ) is a Japanese manga artist , mainly Josei - Manga records.


Influenced by the comics of Kyōko Okazaki and Murasaki Yamada , she published her first work with the short story Hole in the alternative manga magazine Garo in 1993 . More short stories followed for Garo and other magazines. For example, Heartless Bitch tells of a conversation between two friends, in which one of them cynically tells about her meeting with a man from the previous day. She worked on the series Haruchin , which consists of several one-sided gag comics, from 1995 to 1997 for Hanako magazine.

Nananan processed his own experiences with blue . In the manga published in Comic Are! was published, it's about a homosexual love affair between two high school girls. In strawberry shortcakes , which appeared in Feel Young and its sister magazine Zipper Comic from 2001 to 2002 , the focus is on four young women living in Tokyo and their thoughts and problems about their everyday lives, their love lives and their goals. Both blue and strawberry shortcakes were made as real films. Nananan himself took on one of the four main roles in the film adaptation of strawberry shortcakes .

Nananan is a member of the " La Nouvelle Manga " movement of the French Frédéric Boilet, who lives in Japan . Outside of Japan, she gained notoriety for her Manga blue . Your work will be translated into English, German and French. At the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d'Angoulême 2008 she won the Prix ​​de l'école supérieure de l'image .


  • Hole , 1993
  • Water , 1993-1995
  • Haruchin ( ハ ル チ ン ), 1995-1998
  • blue , 1996
  • Love and other lies ( 痛 々 し い ラ ヴ , Itaitashii Love ), 1997
  • Kabocha to Mayonnaise ( 南瓜 と マ ヨ ネ ー ズ ), 1998–1999
  • strawberry shortcakes , 2001-2002
  • High Time ( ハ イ タ イ ム , haitaimu ), 2003-2005

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