Noriko Ogiwara

Birth:Apr 22, 1959
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
Blog Noriko Ogiwara was born in 1959. Having read C. S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia at a very early age she decided to become a fantasy writer. Her first book Sorairo Magatama won her several awards for childrens literature and was translated into English by Cathy Hirano as Dragon Sword and Wind Child the English version was outofprint until it was rereleased by Viz Media in October 2007. The two sequels Hakuchou Iden and Usubeni Tennyo have only been published in Japanese. The reissuing of Dragon Sword and Wind Child encouraged Viz to publish the next novel in the sequence Hakuchou Iden as Mirror Sword and Shadow Prince in May 2011. These three books together are called The Jade Trilogy. Another of her works is Nishi no Yoki Majo a westernstyled high fantasy series featuring a girl on the quest of finding out the mysteries surrounding the legends of her country and her friends. Nishi no Yoki Majo has been adapted into a manga series by Haruhiko Momokawa in Comic Blade and licensed for English publication as The Good Witch of the West. Her fantasy novel series Red Data Girl was first published in 2008 and was adapted into an anime television series.