Creator: Michiyo Akaishi
Michiyo Akaishi (赤石 路代 Akaishi Michiyo, born October 11, 1959) is a Japanese manga artist born in Urawa (now Saitama), Saitama Prefecture, Japan. She graduated from Saitama Prefectural Dai-Ichi Girls High School. Akaishi then attended Musashino Art University where she graduated with a degree in commercial plastic model design. In 1979, she won first place in the Shogakukan Shinjin Comic Award contest. From then on, she has worked for Shogakukan.Akaishi's debut story, Marshmallow Tea wa Hitori de, appeared in the January 1980 issue of Bessatsu Shōjo Comic. Another series, One More Jump, won the 1994 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.
Some of her works are:
- Honoo No Alpen Rose
- Ten Yori Mo, Hoshi Yori Mo
- Private Actress
- One More Jump
- Towa Kamo Shirenai
- Amakusa 1637
- Akatsuki No Aria
- Angel Trumpet
- Cinema no Teikoku
Some tropes found in her works are:
- Action Girl/Magical Girl: Some of her leads.
- The Beautiful Elite
- Bittersweet Ending - Earn Your Happy Ending
- Coming-of-Age Story: Many of the characters in her stories go through lots of changes in their viewpoints and beliefs
- Love Hurts
- Only Six Faces
- Reincarnation: A good number of her plots are related to past lives.
- Shoujo: Her earlier works: Honoo No Alpen Rose, Ten Yori Mo, Hoshi Yori Mo, Towa Kamo Shirenai, etc..
- They Do: Uncommonly for shoujo and josei manga, more than one of Akaishi's heroines declare their love to their boys pretty soon. And they're often loved back!