Year 24 Group

While the membership of The Year 24 Group is not official, the term refers to the of female mangaka who completely revolutionized shoujo manga, and whose influence can be seen in every modern shoujo work. The term comes from the fact that many of them were born in the year Showa 24 (1949; for this reason they are also occasionally referred to as the Forty-Niners). Commonly cited members of the group are as follows, as well as their best-known work(s) (if any) in the English-speaking fandom: - <!--link--><a href="">Yasuko Aoike</a> (From Eroica with Love) - <!--link--><a href="">Moto Hagio</a> (A, A'; They Were Eleven) - <!--link--><a href="">Riyoko Ikeda</a> (Rose of Versailles; Oniisama E...) - Aiko Itou - <!--link--><a href="">Toshie Kihara</a> - <!--link--><a href="">Minori Kimura</a> - Wakako Mizuki - <!--link--><a href="">Yumiko Ooshima</a> (The Star of Cottonland) - Yasuko Sakata - <!--link--><a href="">Nanae Sasaya</a> - Shio Satou - <!--link--><a href="">Keiko Takemiya</a> (To Terra...; Kaze to Ki no Uta) - Michi Tarasawa - <!--link--><a href="">Mineko Yamada</a> - <!--link--><a href="">Ryoko Yamagishi</a> (Shiroi Heya no Futari)

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Club Discussion
Determining the Year 24 members
removed-user - Dec 5, 2016
1 repliesby M1ke_89 »»
Feb 23, 2017 8:59 AM
Sticky: Manga Available in English
Anomalous - Jul 26, 2008
40 repliesby removed-user »»
Dec 5, 2016 4:23 AM
Manga Scanlations RAW
Jaehee - Jan 10, 2012
1 repliesby hikky »»
Nov 6, 2013 4:45 PM
Other European Languages
wichuraiana - Oct 16, 2012
0 repliesby wichuraiana »»
Oct 16, 2012 4:10 PM
Recruiting Translators and Editors
wichuraiana - Oct 16, 2012
0 repliesby wichuraiana »»
Oct 16, 2012 3:17 PM

Club Comments
sakurayumechan3 | Nov 20, 2022 12:55 PM
hello everyone! i'm really getting into old shoujo after watching the rose of versallies

M1ke_89 | Apr 5, 2018 8:15 PM
Hi to everyone!

I just want to recommend the book "Passionate Friendship: The Aesthetics of Girl's Culture in Japan" for everyone that wants to learn about the historical development of shôjo manga and the influences behind it. One of the most importants things about the book is that it talks a lot about the girls' culture (shôjo magazines, s relationships, homosocial education, takarazuka revue, etc.) during the prewar period and links all this with the postwar shôjo.


ichiban_alex | Feb 20, 2017 8:27 AM
Just got into the works of these amazing women, and man are they incredible. I feel like I've discovered hidden treasure and I can't wait to dig in!!

CinnamonHime | Jun 18, 2013 1:38 AM
Hi, I just joined :)

Klonoa7H | Mar 25, 2013 7:01 PM WHAT DA FAK? Classic shoujo crossed with a SPY FLICK!? SHUT UP AND TAKE MAH MONEY!

GloriousHawk | Dec 1, 2012 6:02 AM
Looks as if I have a lot of reading/watching to do soon. :o

WinonaFlammery | Apr 28, 2012 7:46 AM
I'm okay with adding mangaka who isn't considered a part of the "group".

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Members: 299
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Category: Actors & Artists
Created: Jul 25, 2008

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