Hiromi Takashima’s super-cute self-portrait!

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is proud to welcome Yuri manga creator Hiromi Takashima to the 2019 Festival! Takashima-sensei is the acclaimed creator of yuri manga series “Kase-san and…”, published in English by Seven Seas and in the original Japanese by Shinshokan.

The Kase-san series centers on a high-school romance between the clumsy, flower-adoring Yamada, and the exhuberent Kase-san, the school’s track and field star. Through each interconnected volume of the series, the two girls, so different from one another, learn how to make their first love bloom.

Hiromi Takashima will attend TCAF in support of the “100 Years of Yuri” program, headed by Yuri manga expert Erica Friedman, featured at the festival this year. In addition to a display of historical and contemporary yuri manga materials, and original art, Friedman will lead a discussion on the history of Yuri manga as part of TCAF’s programme. Takashima-sensei will also be featured in a special Feature interview, and will autograph copies of the Kase-san and… manga for fans.

Takashima-sensei has requested that fans not take photos during her public appearances, as to protect her privacy.

TCAF would like to thank Shinshokan Publishing and Seven Seas for their support of Takashima-sensei at the festival.

For more information on the 100 Years of Yuri Programme, see our special events page!