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Kiriko Nananan

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Nationality  Japanese
Movies  Strawberry Shortcakes
Areas  Mangaka
Role  Manga artist
Name  Kiriko Nananan

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Born  December 14, 1972 (age 43) Tsubame, Niigata, Japan (1972-12-14)
Notable works  blue Strawberry Shortcakes
Books  Strawberry Shortcakes, Blue, Water

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Kiriko Nananan (Japanese: 魚喃キリコ, Hepburn: Nananan Kiriko, born December 14, 1972) is a Japanese manga artist from Tsubame, Niigata. She is famous for her realistic josei work featuring understated artwork with a sense of detachment. In addition she has affiliated herself with the "La nouvelle manga" movement. Her first work was published in Garo in 1993. Two of her works have been made into live-action movies: Blue and Strawberry Shortcakes. At the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2008, she won the Prix de l'école supérieure de l'image.


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Kiriko Nananan says she is obsessed with seeing everything in-between the lines. She uses the spaces in the panels/the backgrounds, as characters to suggest feelings such as hope or emptiness. It is for this reason that, unlike most manga artists, she will not have assistants do the details for her, since the little details play an important role in her stories. She draws each panel so that it can be isolated, like a picture on a poster or T-shirt, rather than drawing/thinking of her manga as a series of boxes. When she draws each panel, she says she sometimes will take even four hours on just one, repeating the same picture dozens of times.

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Nananan says her stories and characters are only partially fictional, and believe they are all true-to-life. She bases the way the characters think on how she thinks, then links everything together with fictional events. She feels she can't have writing assistants either since she is the only one who can tell her stories.


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  • Water - short stories / Magazine House, 1996 / ISBN 4-8387-1006-2
  • blue / Magazine House, 1997 / ISBN 4-8387-0896-3
  • Itaitashii LOVE (痛々しいラヴ ) - short stories / Magazine House, 1997 / ISBN 4-8387-0937-4
  • Haruchin (ハルチン) - one-page gag serial / Magazine House, 1998 / ISBN 4-8387-0967-6
  • Kabocha to Mayonnaise (南瓜とマヨネーズ ) - short stories / Takarajimasha, 1999 / ISBN 4-7966-1634-9
  • Strawberry shortcakes / Shodensha, 2002 / ISBN 4-396-76292-5
  • Tanpenshû (短編集 ) - short stories / Asuka Shinsha, 2003 / ISBN 4-87031-540-8
  • Film adaptations

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  • Blue (2001)
  • Strawberry Shortcakes (2006)
  • References

    Kiriko Nananan Wikipedia