L'Rumiko Takahashi's legacy speaks for itself. In fact, iconic and timeless works like Lum, Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha were born from the pencil of the author, also known as the "manga lady". To honor her career, a very important recognition was given to her in France.
The team employed by Rumiko Takahashi revealed that it was the artist awarded the Order of Arts and LettersFrench order of honor awarded only to those who have contributed significantly to the growth of art in the country.
Created in 1957 and administered by the French Ministry of Culture, the award is presented to 200 recipients each year. Takahashi is the first female manga artist to receive this awardbut not the first ever. Before her, Go Nagai, Akira Toriyama, Jiro Tamaguchi and Katsuhiro Otomo had also been honored.
This important recognition follows that in 2020 when Rumiko Takahashi received the Purple Ribbon, the highest award for Japanese artists. Responsible for several immortal works that Takahashi has been in business for decades and perhaps for this reason it is less well known to new generation readers. Here is one of Rumiko Takahashi's storytelling secrets that made it possible to receive this and other important awards. And you, have you ever read any of his stories?