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Keiko Takemiya Will Make London Appearance on Sunday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Tickets still available for event at Foyles Bookshop

Tickets are still available here for the appearance of Keiko Takemiya, the manga creator of To Terra and Andromeda Stories, at the Foyles bookshop in London on Sunday August 25 at 2.30 p.m. Takemiya will be talking to the comics historian Paul Gravett, followed by a Q&A. (The event will end at 4.30 p.m.)

According to the Foyles website, "Takemiya will track her extensive career, exploring her key works and reflecting on the development of the narrative art form in Japan."

The Foyles bookshop is at 107 Charing Cross Road, between Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road underground stations.

Takemiya helped pioneer both modern shōjo manga and modern science fiction manga. Along with Moto Hagio and Riyoko Ikeda, Takemiya co-founded the Year 24 Group — a group of innovative female manga creators who were born in or around the Year Shōwa 24 (1949) and who shaped the now diverse field of shōjo manga.

Takemiya has won the Shogakukan Manga Award for both her To Terra and Kaze to Ki no Uta manga. Vertical has published both To Terra and Andromeda Stories in English.

The event is in partnership with the Japan Foundation.


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