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Yasuko Aoike (青池 保子 Aoike Yasuko?) is a Japanese manga artist, born on July 24, 1948 in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi[1]. Most of her works are shōjo manga, predominantly focused on romance, adventure, and light comedy, and many of them contain elements of shōnen-ai. She is included in Year 24 group.[2]

She made her professional debut in the Ribon Magazine 1963 Winter Special Edition with the short story Sayonara Nanette.[3] Her short works appeared in Shoujo Friend and other Kodansha publications through the mid-1970s. She began writing serial works primarily for Akita Shoten, starting with Miriam Blue's Lake in the January 1975 issue of Princess[4]. Her work has also appeared in Shueisha's Monthly Seventeen Magazine in the late 1970s (most notably El Alcon and Seven Seas, Seven Skies) and Hakusensha's Lala Magazine in the 1980s (Z)[5].

She is best known for From Eroica with Love, which has been serialized by Akita Shoten since 1976 and has produced several spinoff series. It is licensed in English by CMX, which began publishing them in 2004.

Selected works

Yasuko Aoike has worked on various stand-alone manga and short stories that are included in other volumes:[6]

  • Greenhill Story (story by Keiko Nagita)
  • Miriam Blue's Lake (story by Keiko Nagita)
  • From Eroica with Love
  • Sons of Eve
  • Seven Seas, Seven Skies
  • El Alcon
  • Ivy Navy
  • Trafalgar
  • Z
  • Der Freischütz
  • Alcasar
  • The Tale of a Priest and a Doctor
  • The Day of Saladin
  • Richard, the Lion-Hearted
  • Brother Falco
  • The Temptation of Scarlet
  • The Carthaginian Fantasy
  • The Melancholy of Her Majesty
  • The Knight of Drachen
  • Plus Ultra (collection of pictures)
  • Aoike Yasuko Official Character Guide Book


  1. Yasuko Aoike ({{{type}}}) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
  2. Thorn, Matt (2005). "A History of Manga". Animerica: Anime & Manga Monthly 4 (2, 4, & 6). Retrieved 2 January 2008. 
  3. "Aoike Yasuko Official Website". Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  4. "Aoike Yasuko Official Website". Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  5. "Aoike Yasuko Official Website". Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  6. Further details, including publication dates, publisher, format, ISBN, and a brief synopsis, is available at "From Eroica With Love". Retrieved 2006-03-21. 

External links

ca:Yasuko Aoike zh:青池保子