How a Manga Artist's Style Changed Over Four Decades

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Nothing stays the same. As time passes, we change. And if you are a manga artist, that could mean the way you draw does, too.

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Manga artist Yu Yabuuchi published her first manga Boin de Gomen! in 1983 issue of Ciao magazine when she was only thirteen years old (just 13!).

Since then, Yabuuchi has continued to draw shojo manga, a genre which is aimed at young girls and which often features characters with the biggest eyes imaginable.

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Previously, Kotaku has shown how specific characters have changed over time. Here, we get to see how a body of work evolves.

Yabuuchi uploaded this image to Twitter, showing how she's drawn her manga characters over the decades, right up to her latest series Dolly Kanon, which got its own 3DS game last November in Japan.

Illustration for article titled How a Manga Artists Style Changed Over Four Decades
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[Photo via Yu Yabuuchi]

Top photo: Yu Yabuuchi

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onyxblackman
OnyxBlackman

That moment when "Over four decades" covers nothing but years you've been alive.