Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi receives Japan’s Medal with Purple Ribbon

Rumiko Takahashi

According to the Mainichi Shimbun, Mangaka Rumiko Takahashi was awarded the prestigious Medal with Purple Ribbon. The medal is awarded to individuals who have contributed to academic and artistic developments, improvements, and accomplishments.

Takashi made her debut in 1978, her first published work was a one-shot titled “Katte na Yatsura (Those Selfish Aliens!)” Which garnered an honorable mention at the Shogakukan New Comics Contest being held that year, since then she has created countless memorable characters and stories such as Urusei YatsuraMaison IkkokuMermaid SagaRumic TheaterRanma 1/2One-Pound Gospel, RIN-NE, and Inuyasha. Over her four-decade career, many of her works inspired anime, live-action adaptions, and Stage-Plays, which have also gained International Popularity. To this day, she is still an inspiration to artists, creators, and women everywhere.

Her current Manga titled “MAO” was launched in May 2019, which currently was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday Magazine and has compiled into six Tankōbon volumes as of October 2020. As mentioned earlier, due to Inuyasha’s popularity it has inspired a spin-off anime series that premiered in October called Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon, for a list of past winners, click here to read more.

Inuyasha Kirara 12 1/2-Inch Plush BackpackYou can take Inuyasha’s Kirara (in her small feline form) with you as this two-tailed Inuyasha Kirara 12 1/2-Inch Plush Backpack, but you probably won’t be able to fly through the air as fast as Inuyasha. It’s worth a try though!

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