Yun Kōga (高河 ゆん Kōga Yun) born on July 9, 1965 in Shinaga-ku, Tokyo, is a Japanese mangaka and the creator of the Loveless series. Her real name is Risa Yamada (山田理沙 Yamada Risa, née Kimura) and she currently lives in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo with her husband, fellow mangaka Tatsuneko, and their daughter.

She began her career as a dōjinshi artist, creating dōjinshi for works such as Saint Seiya, Captain Tsubasa and Maōden. She debuted in a commercial magazine with the original work Metal Heart, and continued to contribute on numerous dōjin works after this time.

When asked about her penname in an interview in the September 2006 issue of Puff, she responded that she had originally thought of making it Jun Kōga, though subsequently changed it to Yun Kōga.

Loveless is one of her most noted works, which has been serialized in Monthly Comic Zero Sum since 2002 and is ongoing, as well as her work Tenshichō (天使庁?). She has also worked as an illustrator on the noted literary magazine Faust. She also contributed the character designs to the Sunrise anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00[1]in 2007


Manga worksEdit

  • Wakakusa Monogatari (Alcott)
  • Earthian
  • Genji
  • Mind Size
  • Renai - REN AI -
  • Rōrakaizā
  • Kodomotachi ha Yoru no Jūnin
  • You're My Only Shinin' Star
  • Saffron Zero Beat
  • Ōkami wo Meguru Bōken
  • Yakusoku no Natsu
  • Chōjū Densetsu Gestalt
  • Kiga Ichizoku
  • Yōsei Jiken
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Renai -CROWN-
  • Chronicle
  • Happi Pri
  • Loveless
  • Tenshichō
  • Kill Me
  • Bite Me
  • Dear Meister

Incomplete worksEdit

  • B-gata Dōmei
  • Yajō Teikoku
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • CAROL - K
  • Genji
  • Chronicle
  • Chōshinka Enasu
  • Hōkago, Nana Jikan Me (original creator: Ishin Nishio)

Original character designsEdit


Artbook collectionsEdit


Other worksEdit

  • Cycland

External linksEdit

(Japanese) Official site