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:

- Yasuko Aoike (From Eroica with Love)
- Moto Hagio (A, A'; They Were Eleven)
- Riyoko Ikeda (Rose of Versailles; Oniisama E...)
- Aiko Itou
- Toshie Kihara
- Minori Kimura
- Wakako Mizuki
- Yumiko Ooshima (The Star of Cottonland)
- Yasuko Sakata
- Nanae Sasaya
- Shio Satou
- Keiko Takemiya (To Terra...; Kaze to Ki no Uta)
- Michi Tarasawa
- Mineko Yamada
- Ryoko Yamagishi (Shiroi Heya no Futari)

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Anomalous - Jul 26, 2008
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Manga Scanlations RAW
Jaehee - Jan 10, 2012
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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".

Roughan | Apr 28, 2012 12:18 AM
Also, add Yamato Waki. Her Asakiyumemishi (The Tale of Genji) is considered a classic.

Roughan | Apr 28, 2012 12:13 AM
"As I understand it (I might be wrong, of course) there were some influential shoujo mangaka from the relevant time period that for whatever reason aren't generally considered a part of the group. The question is, I suppose, how often need somebody be mentioned as a member before we ought to put them in the club description.

Any thoughts, members? I'm totally okay with including the more debatable mangaka unless there's an outcry from you guys to ignore them (...which is incredibly unlikely, really, but I might as well ask)."

I would include Ichijo Yukari, who was also born in 1949 but isn't considered a member of the group. She has some really popular works as such Yukan Club

WinonaFlammery | Apr 21, 2012 11:23 AM
Wooh! I just got my hands on "Sunroom Nite" from eBay!
I'll see if I can manage to scan it or scan late it (if I have the time) if anyone wants it >.<

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Members: 234
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Category: Actors & Artists
Created: Jul 25, 2008

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