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Rumiko Takahashi


Real Name & aliases:

Website:

Country:

Japan

Character:

Ranma Saotome(creator), Akane Tendo(creator), Ryoga Hibiki(creator), Genma Saotome(creator), Takewaki Kuno(creator), Kodachi Kuno(creator)

Award:

  • Eisner Award (2018),
  • Grand Prix di Angoulême (2019)

Added by: DaGrigo. Last edit by: scaccomarco.

Biography

Takahashi's professional career began in 1978. Her first published story was Those Selfish Aliens, a comedic science fiction story. During the same year, she published Time Warp Trouble, Shake Your Buddha, and the Golden Gods of Poverty in Shounen Sunday, which would remain the home to most of her major works for the next twenty years. Later that year, Rumiko attempted her first full-length series, Urusei Yatsura. Though it had a rocky start due to publishing difficulties, Urusei Yatsura would become one of the most beloved anime and manga comedies in Japan. In 1980, Rumiko Takahashi found her niche and began to publish with regularity. At this time she started her second major series, Maison Ikkoku, in Big Comic Spirits. Written for an older audience, Maison Ikkoku is often considered to be one of the all-time best romance manga. Takahashi managed to work on Maison Ikkoku on and off simultaneously with Urusei Yatsura. She concluded both series in 1987, with Urusei Yatsura ending at 34 volumes, and Maison Ikkoku being 15. During the 1980s, Takahashi became a prolific writer of short story manga, which is surprising considering the massive lengths of most of her works. Her stories The Laughing Target, Maris the Chojo, and Fire Tripper all were adapted into original video animations (OVAs). In 1984, after the end of Urusei Yatsura and Maison Ikkoku, Takahashi took a different approach to storytelling and began the dark, macabre Mermaid Saga. This series of short segments was published sporadically until 1994, with the final story being Mermaid's Mask. Many fans contend that this work remains unfinished by Takahashi, since the final story does not end on a conclusive note. Another short work left untouched is One-Pound Gospel, which, like Mermaid Saga, was published erratically. The last story to be drawn was published in 2001, however just recently she wrote one final chapter concluding the series Later in 1987, Takahashi began her third major series, Ranma ½. Following the late 80s and early 90s trend of shounen martial arts manga, Ranma ½ features a gender-bending twist. The series continued for nearly a decade until 1996, when it ended at 38 volumes. Ranma ½ is one of Rumiko Takahashi's most popular series with the Western world. During the later half of the 1990s, Rumiko Takahashi continued with short stories and her installments of Mermaid Saga and One-Pound Gospel until beginning her fourth major work, InuYasha. While Ranma ½, Urusei Yatsura, and Maison Ikkoku all were heavily seated in the romantic comedy genre, InuYasha was more akin to her dark Mermaid Saga. The series became her most eclectic work, featuring action, romance, horror, fantasy, (folklore-based) historical fiction, and comedy.

Artistic production

Comic Title Role Publisher Year Language
Inuyasha. Volume 14 Author Media 2015 English
Rin-ne (Shonen Sunday edition) Author Media 2009 English
Ranma 1/2. 10 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2015 English
Unmei No Tori - Gli Uccelli Del Destino Author Edizioni Star Comics 2013 Italian
InuYasha. 9 Author Media 2014 English
InuYasha. 5 Author Media 2014 English
InuYasha. 10 Author Media 2014 English
InuYasha. 6 Author Media 2014 English
Ranma 1/2 4 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2014 English
Inuyasha #10 ITA Author Star Comics 2001 Unspecified
Rin-Ne. Volume 18 Author Media 2015 English
Ranma 1/2. 14 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2016 English
Maison Ikkoku Author Gollancz 2006 English
InuYasha. 3 Author Media 2014 English
Ranma 1/2 11 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2015 English
InuYasha. 4 Author Media 2014 English
Ranma 1/2. 18 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2017 English
Lamù #2 Illustrator Writer Granata Press 0 Italian
Rin-Ne. Volume 19 Author Media 2015 English
Ranma 1/2 Author Boxtree 1994 English
Ranma 1/2 2 Author Boxtree 1994 English
Inuyasha. Volume 17 Author Media 2015 English
Ranma 1/2. 3 2 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2014 English
Inuyasha. Volume 18 Author Media 2015 English
Ranma 1/2. 16 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2016 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 15 Author Media 2014 English
InuYasha. 7 Author Media 2014 English
InuYasha. 8 Author Media 2014 English
Inuyasha. Vol. 13 Author Media 2012 English
Ranma 1/2. 4 2 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2014 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 26 Author Media 2018 English
Inuyasha. Vol. 12 Author Media 2012 English
InuYasha. 11 Author Media 2014 English
Ranma 1/2. 15 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2016 English
Rin-Ne. Vol. 21 Author Media 2016 English
Ranma 1/2. 5 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2014 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 16 Author Media 2014 English
Ranma 1/2 12 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2016 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 12 Author Media 2013 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 13 Author Media 2013 English
Ranma 1/2. 17 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2016 English
Rin-Ne. Vol. 22 Author Media 2016 English
Ranma 1/2. 9 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2015 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 14 Author Media 2014 English
Ranma 1/2. 7 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2015 English
Ranma 1/2. Vol. 13 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2016 English
Ranma 1/2 3 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2014 English
Rin-Ne. Vol. 23 Author Media 2017 English
Rin-Ne. Vol. 20 Author Media 2016 English
Ranma 1/2. 19 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2017 English
Rin-Ne. Volume 17 Author Media 2015 English
Ranma 1/2. 8 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2015 English
InuYasha. 1 Author Media 2014 English
InuYasha. 2 Author Media 2014 English
Inuyasha. Volume 15 Author Media 2015 English
Inuyasha. Volume 16 Author Media 2015 English
Rin-Ne. 24 Author Media 2017 English
Ranma 1/2. 6 (2-in-1th edition) Author Media 2015 English
Rin-Ne. 25 Author Media 2017 English
Ranma 1/2 #01 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #02 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #03 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #04 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #05 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #06 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #07 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #08 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #09 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1996 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #10 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #11 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #12 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #13 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #14 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #15 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #16 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #17 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #18 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #19 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #20 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #21 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #22 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #23 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #24 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #25 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #26 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #27 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #28 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #29 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #30 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #31 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #32 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #33 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1997 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #34 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #35 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #36 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #37 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #38 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #39 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #40 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #41 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #42 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #43 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #44 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #45 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #46 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #47 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #48 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #49 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #50 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #51 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #52 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Ranma 1/2 #53 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1998 Italian
Inuyasha 12 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 13 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 14 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 16 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 15 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 17 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 18 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 19 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 20 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 21 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 22 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 23 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 24 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 25 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 26 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 28 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 29 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 30 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 31 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 32 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 33 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 34 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 35 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 36 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 37 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 38 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 39 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 40 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 41 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 42 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 43 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 44 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 45 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 46 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 47 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 48 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 49 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 50 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 51 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 52 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 53 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 54 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 55 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha 56 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Inuyasha #27 Author VIZ Media LLC 2006 Unspecified
Ranma 1/2 New edition #01 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2017 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #02 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2017 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #03 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #04 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #05 (ITA Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #06 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #07 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #08 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #09 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #10 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #11 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #12 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #13 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #14 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2018 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #16 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2019 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #17 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2019 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #18 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2019 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #19 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2019 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New edition #20 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2019 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #01 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #02 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #03 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #04 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #05 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #06 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #07 (ITA) Author Star Comics 2001 Italian
Ranma 1/2 New #08 (ITA) Author Star Comics 1001 Italian
Ranma ½ - Die Transformation Author Feest Comics 0 German
Ranma 1/2 #6 Author Planeta DeAgostini 0 Spanish
Ranma ½ 1 - Ihmelähde #1 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 2 - Saalistaja #2 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 3 - Musta Ruusu #3 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 4 - Kuoleman Suudelma #4 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 5 - Kissat #5 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 6 - Esi-isä #6 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 7 - Häväistys #7 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 8 - Romeo Ja Julia #8 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 9 - Sininen Nauha #9 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 10 - Maaginen Rannerengas #10 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 11 - Ihmeresepti #11 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 12 - Rehtorin Paluu #12 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 13 - Happosain Kosto #13 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 14 - Jälleensyntyminen #14 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 15 - Viimeinen Toive #15 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Manga Hero #3 Author Granata Press 1995 Italian
Ranma ½ 16 - Viimeinen Valinta #16 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Manga Hero #4 Author Granata Press 1995 Italian
Ranma ½ 17 - Nabikin Ansa #17 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Manga Hero #2 Author Granata Press 1995 Italian
Ranma ½ 18 - Demoni #18 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 19 - Saari #19 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 21 - Isän Jalanjäljissä #21 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 20 - Ryogan Voitto #20 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Manga Hero: N. 1 Author Granata Press S.r.l. 1995 Italian
Ranma ½ 22 - Ranman Äiti #22 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 23 - Mustekalan Lonkerot #23 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 24 - Pirullinen Kolmikko #24 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 25 - Happosain Oppilas #25 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 26 - Jättiläisten Maa #26 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 27 - Kummitusluola #27 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 28 - Ranman Varjo #28 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Per Amore Della Rosa Nera Author Granata Press 0 Italian
Ranma ½ 29 - Kaksoset #29 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 30 - Sumosika #30 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 31 - Nelinpeli #31 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 32 - Kaunotar Ja Hirviö #32 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 33 - Taikasienet #33 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 34 - Rinnan Mitalla #34 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 35 - Kaunis Ninja #35 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 36 - Jättiläismustekala #36 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 37 - Ehtyvät Lähteet #37 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Ranma ½ 38 - Hääkellot #38 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
A Good Catch / Poor Little Devil Illustrator Writer Viz Select Comics 0 English
Rinne 1 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 2 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 14 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 10 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 11 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 12 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 13 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 3 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 4 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 5 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 6 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 7 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 8 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Rinne 9 Author Egmont Kustannus Oy 0 Finnish
Lamù #1 (Granata Press) (ITA) Author Granata Press 1995 Italian
Lamù #2 (Granata Press) (ITA) Author Granata Press 1995 Italian
Lamù #3 (Granata Press) (ITA) Author Granata Press 1995 Italian

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