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Yun Kōga (高河 ゆん Kōga Yun?, real name: Risa Yamada 山田理沙 Yamada Risa, née Kimura) is a Japanese mangaka, born on July 9, 1965 in Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Her blood type is B, and she is married to fellow mangaka Tatsuneko. She is a graduate of Mita Senior High School, Tokyo. She currently lives in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, and also has a daughter.


She began her career as a dōjinshi artist, creating dōjinshi for works such as Saint Seiya, Captain Tsubasa and Maōden.

She debuted in a commercial magazine with the original work Metal Heart (serialized in Kobunsha's Comic VAL from November 1986). After her debut, she continued to contribute on numerous dōjin works, however, the later disbanding of a dōjin circle, Yajō Teikoku, she had founded with Maki Chikura, led to her taking numerous breaks from her commercial works. Due to this, there were incomplete works penned by her during this period.

During her years in middle school, she had been a fan of Masami Kurumada's manga series Ring ni Kakero (serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump), sending Kurumada numerous fan letters asking to meet him, after which Kurumada finally agreed, inviting her to his workplace.

When asked about her penname in an interview in the September 2006 issue of Puff, she responded that she had originally thought of making it Jun Kōga, but subsequently changed it to Yun Kōga.

Among her noted works is Loveless, which has been serialized in Monthly Comic Zero Sum since 2002 and is ongoing, as well as her work Tenshichō (天使庁?). She has also worked as an illustrator on the noted literary magazine Faust.

In 2007, she contributed the character designs to the Sunrise anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00.


Manga works

  • Wakakusa Monogatari (Alcott)
  • Earthian
  • Genji
  • Mind Size
  • Renai - REN AI -
  • Rōrakaizā
  • Kodomotachi ha Yoru no Jūnin
  • You're My Only Shinin' Star
  • Saffron Zero Beat
  • Ōkami wo Meguru Bōken
  • Yakusoku no Natsu
  • Chōjū Densetsu Gestalt
  • Kiga Ichizoku
  • Yōsei Jiken
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Renai -CROWN-
  • Chronicle
  • Happi Pri
  • Loveless
  • Tenshichō
  • Kill Me
  • Bite Me

Incomplete works

  • B-gata Dōmei
  • Yajō Teikoku
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • CAROL - K
  • Genji
  • Chronicle
  • Chōshinka Enasu
  • Hōkago, Nana Jikan Me (original creator: Ishin Nishio)

Original character designs


  • High School Aura Buster (Mio Wakagi)
  • Majū no Kuroyoru (Kaoru Kurimoto)
  • Mangaka Marina series (Hitomi Fujimoto)
  • Makenden (Seika Nagare)
  • Moerurubu Tokyo Annai 2006
  • Light Gene no Isan (Chōhei Kanbayashi)

Artbook collections


Other works

  • Cycland

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