Sometimes the mangakas that debut in the various magazines are meteors, that is, they manage to pack just one more or less important hit title and then disappear because they have nothing more to tell the readers. But sometimes names are created that are destined to remain for eternity, as happened for Rumiko Takahashi.
During an interview for the Angouleme prize, Rumiko Takahashi revealed how she started her mangaka career and above all as Lamù conceived, the space girl, her first important job and which earned her considerable success.
The mangaka began to cultivate the dream of drawing manga from elementary school and based on the manga of Tezuka and other authors to consolidate their style of drawing. At the time of the university he then submitted his manuscripts to the publishing houses but the Shogakukan contacted her. To strike was "Urusei Yatsura", the manga which was then translated into Italy simply as" Lamù ", on which the aspiring mangaka concentrated during the university breaks sketching the first characters. The publishing house offered her the opportunity to publish with them once the university was finished .
The idea for Lamù came to Rumiko Takahashi by watching "Gekiga Sonjoku", a 1977 television program by Kazuo Koike that taught the basics of becoming a mangaka. One of the homework that was assigned was to create a new story every week and from here Takahashi laid the foundations for the history of Lamù.
As we know, the mangaka then conceived many other famous works such as Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha and Rinne, while currently struggling with MAO. Did you know that for many years the Italian version of the Lamù anime had a mysterious singer?