August 21st, 2017
Yoko Hanabusa in Comic Market 92
On August 13th, Yoko Hanabusa attended Comic Market 92 that was held at Toko Big Sight in Japan. This summer in the Kanto area where Tokyo Big Sight was situated, was unusually not so warm, but on the third day of the Comiket it was getting so warm and muggy, and we had almost lost our way among the tremendously large number of visiting people untl we finally reached Hanabusa-sensei’s circle booth. This time Yoko Hanabusa created some new items whereas the series of Lynn’s Children & Peter Pan had already been completed and any more dôjinshi books were not published. Among those of the new items, Lady!! Mouse Pad became the centre of visiting fans’s attention. (The mouse pad was so limited that this time we are afraid it has not been added to our website shopping page.) Also, a new item called Set of Dress Up Paper Dolls of Lynn & Sarah was added to Hanabusa-sensei’s circle shop. It was once published as a free gift of the Hitomi magazine in which Lady!! was being serialised. And now there are good news as well as sad one. First, the sad news: Yoko Hanabusa had attended Comic Market twince a year until this time, but from next time onwards she will do so only once a year.
And the good news: Lynn-chan (Little Lynn) Biscuit Sable has been made and on sale at a cake shop called Mon Cheri near Chuo Rinkan Station in Yamato, Hanabusa-sensei’s local town. In the City of Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture there are some places featured in the author’s manga works including Lady!! For example, you may find buildings, saying excitedly “Oh, this must be Lynn Russell’s school!” or “I remember this railway station appeared in that manga!” and so on. Also, in front of Minami Rinkan Station which is next to Chuo Rinkan Station, there is a monument of a sturdy, beautiful horse. Although it seems not to be connected with Lady!!, personally I call it “Alexandra!” or “Andrews!” whenever I visit the station. In Hanabusa-sensei’s manga Hatsukoi Swimming (First Love Swimming), a rail station which looks exactly like Minami Rinkan Station appears. So, why don’t you make a Location Vacation to visit the City of Yamato? While eating Lynn-chan Biscuit Sable, You will be able to find memorable places that appear in Hanabusa-sensei’s manga works.
August 21st, 2017
Japanese Cake Shop Produced Lynn-chan Biscuit Sable
From Chuo Rinkan Station on the Katase-Enoshima Line of Odakyu Electric Railway in Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, it is a three-minute walk to the cake shop Mon Cheri where Lynn-chan Biscuit Sable is being baked and sold. It is a biscuit sable of Lynn Russell, the heroine of Yoko Hanabusa’s popular manga Lady!!, and is being baked in a professional, careful manner. Also there is a lovely decorative plate named A Walk with Lynn that shows Little Lynn surrounded by little kittens, flowers and so on. As for this cake shop’s other cookies and biscuit sables, you will find the biscuit sable of Yamaton, the Yuru-chara (mascot character) of Yamato City, and three dimentional cookies of animals, clocks, accessories, and so on. Among them, an oval, double-layer biscuit sable with the letters “Arigato (Thank you)” is surprisingly delicious!
To our great pleasure, some of Hanabusa-sensei’s comic books were also displayed in the shop. Lynn-chan Biscuit Sable was produced because her younger sister was a customer of the cake shop and the shop owner realised her idea of making the lovely character’s biscuit sable. According to him, it was difficult to make Lynn’s ribbon appear clearly on the surface. Now the biscuit sables of Lynn are lined up in the shop!The shop is open with the blinds closed in order to keep out of direct sunlight. Chocolate Cakes, Strawberry Shortcakes, and so on, are also popular cakes among customers, and you can order and buy some kind of whole cakes which the shop owner can decorate with whipped cream immediately just for you there! Also his popular cookies are being sold at the School Fastival of Yamato Senior High School where Yoko Hanabusa graduated. The cake shop is loved by many people in the town. The shop does not deliver any cookies or cakes, so please visit the shop and find lovely Lynn-chan Biscuit Sables as well as many other remarkable cookies!
Address: 4-19-13, Chuo Rinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan
Open : 7 days 10am-8pm (JST)
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Hanabusa-sensei has been a prolific manga artist since she debuted in 1978 with “Koi wa Happy Snow ni Notte” in an extra issue of the monthly Hitomi magazine. She is well known for her shôjo manga Lady!!, which was serialised from 1986 to 1991 in the Hitomi magazine and adapted into two anime series, Lady Lady!! and Hello! Lady Lynn, and one film version of Lady Lady!!
As a prominent, popular mangaka of shôjo manga, Hanabusa-sensei took on the challenge of a new genre: mystery and horror mangas, in which her works constantly appeared in periodicals like Monthly Horror M. Afterwards she began to work on another new genre, that is romance comics for young women, a manga adaptation of romance novels from all over the world. And then, with much anticipation, Lady Lynn!, the sequel to Lady!!, finally appeared serially in the Roma x Puri (Romantic Princess) magazine, of which the publication was sadly discontinued.
Currently, attending manga exhibition events abroad such as Japan Expo and Japan Touch in France from time to time, Hanabusa-sensei is continuing to publish romance comics, most of which appear in the Harmony Romance magazine.
Yoko Hanabusa greets fans at the tea party of her debut 30th anniversary as a manga artist on May 3rd, 2009 (Tokyo)
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Lady Lady fans are holding a campaign for the Japanese-language DVD release of Lady Lady!!, a Toei Dôga-produced anime based on Yoko Hanabusa’s manga Lady!!, which was first broadcast in 1987 in Japan. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to negaistar for letting us post her blog content about the campaign.
In addition to Lynn-chan Biscuit Sable, Mon Cheri in Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan has released a new cookie of Lynn Russell. Lynn-chan Pendant Cookie is now on sale at the cake shop.
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Bessatsu Harlequin Vol.75
Bessatsu Harlequin Vol. 75 is a manga magazine with the brand of Harlequin for which Yoko Hanabusa drew a manga story for the first time. It opens with her manga Leonetti’s Housekeeper Bride, written by Lynn Graham. For this particular volume of the magazine, which was published by HarperCollins Japan on September 30th, 2017, Hanabusa-sensei also drew the cover.
Lynn’s Children & Peter Pan, vol. 8
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