Taeko Watanabe debuted as a manga artist in 1979 with her story [ital.] Waka-chan no Netsuai Jidai [ital.] (Love Struck Days of Waka). [ital.] Kaze Hikaru [ital.] is her longest-running series, but she has created a number of other popular series. Watanabe is a two-time winner of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award in the Girls' category-her manga [ital.] Hajime-chan is Number One! [ital.] claimed the award in 1991 and [ital.] Kaze Hikaru [ital.] took it in 2003. Watanabe read hundreds of historical sources to create [ital.] Kaze Hikaru [ital.]. She is from Tokyo.
A historial romance set in the time of Rurouni Kenshin!
Reads R to L (Japanese Style). A historial romance set in the time of Rurouni Kenshin!
Japan is approaching a tipping point, with increasing pressure from the West to open its borders. The Shinsengumi are being trained to use firearms, but Okita refuses, insisting on the way of the sword. He represents many in the group who cling to old samurai values. But it is clear that the times are changing and the Shinsengumi embodies the "old guard." Will they survive the coming upheavals?