Script error Kimiko Uehara (上原きみこ Uehara Kimiko?, born Murakami Kimiko on 1946-04-25 in Gifu, Japan) is a prominent Japanese shōjo and josei manga artist. She is best known for shōjo series such as Maiko no Uta ("Maiko's Poem"), Lovely Mari-chan, Marybell, Honoo no Romance, Lolly no Seishun, and Yumedokei ("Sweet Memory"). She received the 1990 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga for Lovely Mari-chan.[1] Uehara is cited by Naoko Takeuchi, author of Sailor Moon, as an influence, especially her dialog in Lolly no Seishun and Honoo no Romance.[2]

Her current manga is Inochi no Utsuwa, published by Akita Shoten since 1991 in the josei magazine For Mrs. and collected in 43 tankōbon volumes as of January 2008.


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External links

  • Etude - fan site (Japanese)
  • Profile in The Ultimate Manga Guide

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