Akimi Yoshida

秋生 吉田

Akimi Yoshida (吉田 秋生), born August 12, 1956, is a Japanese manga artist, best known for the series Banana Fish, who graduated from Musashino Art University. She received an Excellence Award for manga at the Japan Media Arts Festival for Umimachi Diary in 2007, from which a film adaptation titled Our Little Sister was released in 2015. Also, she twice won the Shogakukan Manga Awards for shōjo, for Kisshō Tennyo in 1984 and for Yasha in 2002.

Her works are: Chotto Fushigi na Geshukunin (1977), California Monogatari (1978–1981), Kawa yori mo nagaku yuruyaka ni (1983), Kisshō Tennyo (1983–1984), Sakura no Sono (1985–1986), Banana Fish (1985–1994), Lovers' Kiss (1995–1996), Yasha (1996–2002) Eve no Nemuri (2003–2005), Umimachi Diary (2007-).