Youka Nitta (新田祐克) is a popular yaoi manga-ka (Japanese comics creator). Her first manga story, "GROUPIE", was published by Biblos in 1997. She believes in characters not always having to be the seme or uke, and her Embracing Love has been called the first title available with a "reversible" couple in English. In 2008 it was reported that Nitta had infringed upon the copyright of advertising photographs by tracing them for illustrations in her manga Embracing Love; she subsequently apologized for the misuse, as did her publisher. Nitta attended the 2002 Yaoi-Con and the 2006 New York Comic Con but cancelled her planned appearance at the 2008 Yaoi-Con in the aftermath of the tracing scandal.
- Groupie, 1997, 1 volume
- 男が男を愛する時 (When a Man Loves a Man?) Series, 1997, 9 volumes
- Series includes When a Man Loves a Man (1 volume), Last Waltz (2 volumes), Nightcap (1 volume), Irokoi (3 volumes), and U:V (2 volumes)
- 春を抱いていた (Embrace the Spring?), 1997, 14 volumes
- ホワイトブランド (White Brand?), 1998, 1 volume
- 美味いもん食わせろ！ (Give Me Something Delicious To Eat!?), 1998, 2 volumes
- カジノ・リリィ (Casino Lilly?), 1999, 1 volume
- Licensed in English as Casino Lilly by Be Beautiful, but never released
- 17 Guyz, 2000, 1 volume
- Kiss of Fire (Embracing Love artbook), 2004, 1 volume
- Licensed in English as Kiss of Fire by Digital Manga Publishing
- 僕の声 (My Voice?), 2004, 3 volumes (ongoing)
- Licensed in English as Sound of My Voice by Be Beautiful
- 舞踏会の手帖 (Un Carnet de Bal?), 2006, 1 volume
- 公使閣下の秘密外交 (His Excellency the Foreign Minister's Secrets?), 2006, 2 volumes (ongoing)
- オトダマ - 音霊 (Otodama - Ghost Sound?), 2007, 2 volumes (ongoing)
- ↑ Nitta, Youka. "Nitta Youka's Profile". Nitta Youka website. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- ↑ O’Connell, M. "Embracing Yaoi Manga: Youka Nitta". Sequential Tart. April 2006.
- ↑ Wood, Andrea. (Spring 2006). "Straight" Women, Queer Texts: Boy-Love Manga and the Rise of a Global Counterpublic. WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly, 34 (1/2), pp. 394-414.
- ↑ "Embracing Love's Nitta Acknowledges Tracing Photo". Anime News Network. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- ↑ "Yaoi-Con 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
- ↑ "Youka Nitta Out of Yaoi-Con, Laura Bailey Out of Ai-Kon". Anime News Network. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
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