Macoto Takahashi

Anybody who wants to be an expert in classic/retro shoujo should know about Macoto/Makoto Takahashi. Famous for his shoujo-ga (young, apple cheeked and sparkly-eyed girls illustrations) work, Makoto debuted in the late 1950s. Over the years, his artwork has appeared in magazines, stationary, and numerous other merchandise. I absolutely adore his art, as it captures early shoujo perfectly.

Below are scans from his book Macoto's Princesses (also known as Macoto no Ohimesama or MACOTOのおひめさま). Click on the images for a bigger look. This is still being printed! Get your own copy HERE!


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  1. I like this art, it's really cute and represents the era well. Once I saw an old school shoujo manga and the character basically had galaxies in her eyes XD



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what is shoujo?

From the Wikipedia page: Shōjo, shojo, or shoujo manga (少女漫画 shōjo manga?) is manga marketed to a female audience roughly between the ages of 10 and 18. The name romanizes the Japanese 少女 (shōjo), literally "little girl". Shōjo manga covers many subjects in a variety of narrative and graphic styles, from historical drama to science fiction — often with a strong focus on human and romantic relationships and emotions.