Year 24 Group links

I’m always bemoaning the lack of information available about the Year 24 Group, or Magnificent ’49ers, so I thought I’d collect a list of links to what is out there. Please feel free to send any suggestions to me at DavidPWelsh at Yahoo dot Com. This will obviously be one of those “as time permits” projects, with intermittent updates.

At Wikipedia:

Year 24 Group entry
Yasuko Aoike bio
Moto Hagio bio
Riyoko Ikeda bio
Yumiko Ōshima bio
Keiko Takemiya bio
Ryoko Yamagishi bio

Official web sites:

Yasuko Aoike
Riyoko Ikeda


Moto Hagio (The Comics Journal)
Keiko Takemiya (CSU Chico)
Keiko Takemiya (
Keiko Takemiya (The Star of Malaysia)
Pictures from celebration Moto Hagio’s 40th anniversary as a manga-ka

Works available in English:

A, A¹, by Moto Hagio (Viz, out of print)
Andromeda Stories, by Keiko Takemiya (Vertical)
Four Shojo Stories, by Moto Hagio, Keiko Nishi, and Shio Saito (Viz, out of print)
From Eroica With Love, by Yasuko Aoike (CMX)
The Rose of Versailles, by Riyoko Ikeda (excerpt in Frederik L. Schodt’s Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics)
To Terra…, by Keiko Takemiya (Vertical)

Other references:


9 Responses to Year 24 Group links

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Keiko Takemiya interview at : Manga

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Found another Takemiya Keiko’s interview :

    Just in case you are interested, here is in-depth analysis of Hagio Moto’s Marginal from the perspective of gender :

  3. oppknox says:

    I would recommend Matt Thorne’s website on shojo manga:
    (Among other articles and essays about shojo, you’ll find his interview with Hagio Moto.)

    YaoiResearchWiki.Com (or also has some interesting links.

  4. oppknox says:

    Actually, I should clarify that the interview available at Matt Thorne’s website is the unabridged version of the interview featured in The Comics Journal (referenced above).

  5. JRBrown says:

    The TCJ link (Moto Hagio interview) is dead. It’s now at

  6. davidpwelsh says:

    Thanks, JRBrown. Consider it updated!

  7. grace says:

    There’s an video interview with Hagio sensei on the Masters of Manga website and is specific to the Year 24 Group:



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