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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Determining the Year 24 members
lady_freyja - Dec 5, 2016
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Feb 23, 2017 8:59 AM
Sticky: Manga Available in English
Anomalous - Jul 26, 2008
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Dec 5, 2016 4:23 AM
Manga Scanlations RAW
Jaehee - Jan 10, 2012
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Nov 6, 2013 4:45 PM
Other European Languages
wichuraiana - Oct 16, 2012
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Recruiting Translators and Editors
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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.


lady_freyja | Jun 1, 2017 11:32 PM
Neo Kiseijuu m will be published in English next winter by Kodansha USA.
In it there is a story from Moto Hagio.

It will be a simple one-shot, but it's still Hagio, so it's a must-buy. Especially since it will be the first horror story that I'll read from her!

BTW Ryōko Yamagishi is currently exposed at the Kyōto International Manga Museum. I was there last week, it is really gorgeous! 💕
I even brought the integral of the "perfect edition" of Hi Izuru Tokoro no Tenshi, even if it is unreadable at my current level of Japanese… >.>

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!!

lady_freyja | Dec 5, 2016 4:08 AM
A little comment for saying that I created a thread for knowing who are the members of the Group, trying to determine them.

Also, I don't think it was announced here, but a new work from Moto Hagio is currently published in English! Otherworld Barbara
With the first volume was published last summer, and the second (and last) one currently announced for the next summer.

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

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Created: Jul 25, 2008

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