Murasaki Yamada (やまだ 紫 Yamada Murasaki?), born as Mitsuko Shiratori, was a Japanese feminist essayist, mangaka, and poet. She was associated with Garo. Frederik L. Schodt regarded her work as particularly important because, although there is a culture of girl's manga, Yamada's work has a feminist message, which is rare in girls' manga. Yamada also influenced Hinako Sugiura and Yōko Kondō, her former assistants.
She once ran for a seat in Japan's House of Councillors as part of the Chikyū Club political organization in 1989.
She died at Kyoto Hospital on May 5, 2009, aged 60, from undisclosed causes.
- Ai no Katachi (愛のかたち?)
- Blue Sky – follows a woman's life and struggles after she divorces.
- A manga adaptation of Otogizōshi, a traditional tale.
- Shin Kilali – a slice-of-life story about a Japanese mother and wife who realises her marriage is failing.
- Yume no Maigo-tachi Les Enfants Reveurs (with Yōko Isaka)
- Frederik L. Schodt. [[Dreamland Japan]]. Stone Bridge Press. pp. 155–159. ISBN 978-1-880656-23-5. Retrieved 2009-05-14. URL–wikilink conflict (help)
- "やまだ 紫" (in Japanese). Kyoto Seika University. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
- "Feminist Manga Creator Murasaki Yamada Passes Away". Anime News Network. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-05-14.
- Google books (French)
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