Michiyo Akaishi
page content last updated January 19, 2019

Akaishi’s works include a large number of short pieces; in order to shorten the list these are included under the volumes they appeared in.  Please be aware that the volumes are not necessarily thematic so mystery pieces may appear in volumes of romantic titles and vice versa.

The line separating mystery from romance in Akaishi’s titles is extremely thin in any case.  Even her publishers often hedge their bets by the use of terms like "mysterious romance" and "dramatic mystery."  There are other fan pages for Akaishi, but I’ve yet to find one that classifies the titles I’m not familiar with.  So I’ve been forced to make some judgment calls in classifying the following titles.  My apologies for any errors!

Ten yori mo Hoshi yori mo (天よりも星よりも)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Flower Comics (ちゃおフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-132481-9, 02/1987
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-132482-7, 06/1987
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-132483-5, 10/1987
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-132484-3, 02/1988
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-09-132485-1, 10/1988
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v.6:  ISBN-10:4-09-132486-X, 03/1989
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v.7:  ISBN-10:4-09-132487-8, 06/1989
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v.8:  ISBN-10:4-09-132488-6, 11/1989

Ten yori mo Hoshi yori mo (天よりも星よりも)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Flower Comics Deluxe (フラワーコミックスデラックス)
Shinsho wide-ban (新書ワイド版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-134701-0, 01/2000
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-134702-9, 01/2000
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-134703-7, 03/2000
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-134704-5, 03/2000

Ten yori mo Hoshi yori mo (天よりも星よりも)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-09-191823-9, 11/2008
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-191824-6, 11/2008
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-09-191825-3, 12/2008
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-09-191826-0, 12/2008

V.8 of the original series also contained the one-piece side story Ten yori mo Hoshi yori mo Bangai Hen:  KING (天よりも星よりも番外編 KING).

This series was translated into Chinese as Gu Xing Wang Yue* (孤星望月) by Daran (大然), and into Indonesian as Setinggi Langit dan Bintang by Gramedia Majalah.

Hime 100% (姫100%)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Betsu Comi Flower Comics (別コミフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-132581-5, 05/1987
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-132582-3, 09/1987
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-132583-1, 03/1988
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-132584-X, 09/1988

Hime 100% (姫100%)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-191411-X, 08/2001
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-191412-8, 08/2001

Also included in v.3 of the original release:  Marilyn no Doko ga Ii no* (マリリンのどこがいいの), and in v.4:  Sono Hi wa Kinyoubi* (その日は金曜日).

Gramedia Majalah also translated this series into Indonesian, under the title Super Girl.

Saint

Kadokawa Shoten (角川書店):  Asuka Comics (あすかコミックス)
B6

v.1:  ISBN-10:4-04-924274-5, 02/1992
v.2:  ISBN-10:4-04-924342-3, 03/1993
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-04-924381-4, 10/1993
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-04-924650-3, 04/1997
v.5:  ISBN-10:4-04-924747-X, 09/1998

Saint

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-191414-4, 02/2003
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-191415-2, 02/2003
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-191416-0, 03/2003

Also included in v.1 of the original release:  Doyoubi ni wa Kitto Iku kara (土曜日にはきっと行くから), in v.4:  SAINT Bangai Hen:  "Methuselah" no 4-maki* (SAINT 番外編  「METHUSELAH」 の4巻), and in v.5:  SAINT in YOKOHAMA (SAINT in YOKOHAMA).

Elex Media translated this series into Indonesian under its original title.

Asterisk (アスターリスク)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Betsu Comi Flower Comics (別コミフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-134341-4, 04/1992
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-134342-2, 02/1993

Asterisk (アスターリスク)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-191413-6, 11/2002

This title was translated into Chinese by Daran (大然) as Huang Jin Hua Gui (黃金花鬼).  M&C translated it into Indonesian under the original title.

Yoru ga Owaranai (夜がおわらない)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Ciao Flower Comics (ちゃおフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-137091-8, 01/1997
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-137092-6, 06/1997
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-137093-4, 08/1997

Yoru ga Owaranai (夜がおわらない)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-191579-5, 05/2006
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-191580-9, 05/2006

V.2 also contained Chotto Kyuuketsuki* (ちょっと吸血鬼), and v.3, Seren no Midnight Report* (せれんのミッドナイトレポート).

Translated into Chinese as Hongse Kuang Xiang Qu* (紅色狂想曲) by Daran (大然), and into Indonesian by Gramedia Majalah as The Night Never Ends.

Fair Lady wa Namida o Nagasu (フェアレディは涙をながす)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-191171-4, 01/1997

Also included (please note that many of these, along with the title piece, are rereleases):

Silent Eye (サイレント・ アイ)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Petit Comi Flower Comics (プチコミフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-137451-4, 12/1997
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-137452-2, 08/1998
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-137453-0, 09/1999
v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-137454-9, 06/2000
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-09-137455-7, 02/2001
v.6:  ISBN-10:4-09-137456-5, 08/2001

Silent Eye (サイレント・ アイ)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-191571-X, 05/2004
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-191572-8, 06/2004
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-191573-6, 06/2004

Also included in v.4 of the original release:  Comic Essay:  Wasurerarenai Otoko* (コミックエッセイ  忘れられない男), and in v.5:  Penguin Pro no Urabanashi* (ペンギンプロの裏話).

Ever Glory (長鴻) translated this series into Chinese under the title Chenmo zhi Tong (沈默之瞳).  M&C released it in Indonesian as Silent Eyes.

Towa ka mo Shirenai (永遠かもしれない)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shou Comi Cheese! Flower Comics (少コミCheese!フラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-137481-6, 01/1998
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-137482-4, 05/1998
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-137483-2, 09/1998
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-137484-0, 12/1998
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-09-137485-9, 04/1999
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v.6:  ISBN-10:4-09-137486-7, 08/1999
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v.7:  ISBN-10:4-09-137487-5, 03/2000
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v.8:  ISBN-10:4-09-137488-3, 06/2000

Towa ka mo Shirenai (永遠かもしれない)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-191417-9, 07/2003
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-191418-7, 07/2003
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-191419-5, 08/2003
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-191420-9, 08/2003

An electronic version of this series is available; judging by the cover images, it correspondes to the original release.  Also included in the v.4 of the original release:  LAUNDRY.  V.8 contained the one-piece Towa ka mo Shirenai side story Soshite Shiroku Furitsumoru* (そして白くふりつもる).

And see Ten no Shinwa Chi no Eien below.

J'ai lu has translated this title into French as L'éternité, peut-être . . ..  It was also translated into Chinese as Mi Huan Lian Qu (迷幻戀曲) by Daran (大然), and into Indonesian as Could Be Forever by Gramedia Majalah.

Amakusa 1637

Shogakukan (小学館):  Petit Flower Comics (プチフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-134343-0, 03/2001
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-134344-9, 11/2001
v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-134345-7, 05/2002
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v.4:  ISBN-10:4-09-134346-5, 10/2002
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v.5:  ISBN-10:4-09-134347-3, 04/2003
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v.6:  ISBN-10:4-09-134348-1, 10/2003
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v.7:  ISBN-10:4-09-134349-X, 02/2004
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v.8:  ISBN-10:4-09-134350-3, 09/2004
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v.9:  ISBN-10:4-09-137489-1, 01/2005
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v.10:  ISBN-10:4-09-130155-X, 06/2005
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v.11:  ISBN-10:4-09-130244-0, 11/2005
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v.12:  ISBN-10:4-09-130426-5, 04/2006

Amakusa 1637

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-09-191475-0, 02/2010
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-191476-7, 02/2010
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-09-191477-4, 03/2010
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-09-191478-1, 03/2010
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-09-191057-8, 04/2010
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-09-191058-5, 04/2010
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v.7:  ISBN:978-4-09-191059-2, 05/2010

Daran (大然) put out a Chinese translation titled Tian Cao X* (天草X), followed by the Sharp Point Press (尖端) release, Tian Cao Wu Yu* (天草物語).  Editions Akiko released a French translation under the original title.

Video J

Shogakukan (小学館):  Petit Comi Flower Comics (プチコミフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-09-137094-2, 03/2004
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v.2:  ISBN-10:4-09-137095-0, 10/2004
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v.3:  ISBN-10:4-09-137096-9, 06/2005

Video J

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-09-191469-9, 09/2013
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-191470-5, 09/2013

Tongli (東立) translated this series into Chinese as Sheying Ji Xian Feng (攝影急先鋒).  M&C released it in Indonesian under the original title.

Doyoubi ni wa Kitto Iku kara (土曜日にはきっと行くから)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-191575-2, 03/2005

Also included (again, most of these have appeared in other volumes):

Ten no Shinwa Chi no Eien (天の神話  地の永遠)

Akita Shoten (秋田書店):  Bonita Comics (ボニータコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN-10:4-253-09628-X, 06/2005
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-253-09629-4, 03/2007
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-253-09639-3, 10/2008
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-253-09640-9, 11/2009
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-253-09642-3, 11/2010
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-253-09644-7, 11/2011
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v.7:  ISBN:978-4-253-09645-4, 07/2012
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v.8:  ISBN:978-4-253-09648-5, 07/2013
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v.9:  ISBN:978-4-253-09699-7, 07/2014
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v.10:  ISBN:978-4-253-09700-0, 07/2015
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v.11:  ISBN:978-4-253-26326-9, 10/2016
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v.12:  ISBN:978-4-253-26327-6, 05/2018

A sequel to Towa ka mo Shirenai (see above).  The first volume also contained Ano Hoshi kara Yatte Kita* (あの星からやってきた), Aka-chan wa Doko kara Kuru no?* (赤ちゃんはどこからくるの?), and Satsujin wa Tobacco no Mae ni* (殺人は煙草の前に).

The series was made available electronically.

Keitai ga Ochite Ita. (ケータイが落ちていた。)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Petit Comi Flower Comics (プチコミフラワーコミックス)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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ISBN-10:4-09-130449-4, 05/2006

The volume included Seven Pieces (セブンピース).  Also see the anthology volume titled Seven Pieces, below.

The title was translated into Indonesian by M&C as The Secret Message.

Akaishi Michiyo (赤石路代):  The Best Selection

Shogakukan (小学館):  Flower Comics Special (フラワーコミックススペシャル)
Shinsho wide-ban (新書ワイド版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-09-132195-4, 12/2008
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-132869-4, 12/2009

The first volume of this anthology series contained:

The second:

Angel Trumpet (エンジェル・ トランペット)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Flower Comics α (フラワーコミックスα)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-09-135057-2, 01/2013
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-135237-8, 06/2013
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-09-135466-2, 09/2013
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-09-135743-4, 02/2014
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-09-136240-7, 07/2014
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-09-136420-3, 12/2014
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v.7:  ISBN:978-4-09-137298-7, 05/2015
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v.8:  ISBN:978-4-09-137767-8, 10/2015
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v.9:  ISBN:978-4-09-138236-8, 03/2016
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v.10:  ISBN:978-4-09-138630-4, 09/2016
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v.11:  ISBN:978-4-09-138895-7, 01/2017
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v.12:  ISBN:978-4-09-139309-8, 06/2017
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v.13:  ISBN:978-4-09-139788-1, 11/2017

The series was also made available electronically.

Kamakura Keshiya Yamiemaki (鎌倉けしや闇絵巻)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Petit Comi Flower Comics α (プチコミフラワーコミックスα)
Shinsho-ban (新書版)

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v.1:  ISBN:978-4-09-137105-8, 06/2015
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v.2:  ISBN:978-4-09-137748-7, 10/2015
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v.3:  ISBN:978-4-09-138417-1, 06/2016
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v.4:  ISBN:978-4-09-139285-5, 06/2017
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v.5:  ISBN:978-4-09-139838-3, 02/2018
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v.6:  ISBN:978-4-09-870250-3, 12/2018

Shogakukan also released this series electronically.

Seven Pieces (セブンピース)

Shogakukan (小学館):  Shogakukan Bunko (小学館文庫)
Bunko-ban (文庫版)

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ISBN:978-4-09-191610-5, 05/2016

In addition to Seven Pieces, this volume included Keitai ga Ochite Ita. (ケータイが落ちていた。), Understudy (アンダー・スタディー), and Twilight no Neko Dakara* (トワイライトの猫だから).  All these works have also appeared in other volumes.

Other Works:

As with her mystery titles, most of Akaishi’s romantic and dramatic works were published by Shogakukan:

Moete Miko (燃えてMIKO) was a sports comic written by Jirou Ushi (牛次郎), printed in four volumes under Betsu Comi Flower Comics, then reprinted in two volumes of bunko.
Also included in v.3 of the original release:  Koroshi Monku o Suiri Shite!* (殺し文句を推理して!), and in v.4, Akaishi’s debut work:  Marshmallow Tea wa Hitori de . . .* (マシュマロティーはひとりで…).

Alpen Rose (アルペンローゼ) was originally a nine-volume Ciao Flower Comics series, followed by a four-volume wide-ban edition, another four volumes under Flower Comics Deluxe, and four under Shogakukan Bunko.
The original comics release also included:  v.1:  London Jikan de Aou ne (ロンドン時間で会おうね); v.2:  Tenshi ni Atta Hi* (天使にあった日); v.3:  TELEPHONE SHOCK!; v.5:  Idol wa Dare da!!* (アイドルはだれだ!!); v.9:  Tempo Rubato (テンポ・ ルバート), 14-banme no Sonata* (14番目の奏鳴曲), and Love Count 0-0* (ラブカウント0−0).

The volumes of the Mitchie no Sentimental Love (ミッチーのセンチメンタルラブ) series were separately titled 6-byou no 9-gatsu (6秒の9月), Sparkling Street (スパークリング・ ストリート), Understudy (アンダー・ スタディー), and Catch 30-byou* (キャッチ30秒).
In addition to the title pieces, the volumes contain:  v.1:  Deneuve ni wa Narenai kedo (ドヌーブにはなれないけど); Tea Town no Usagi-tachi (ティータウンのうさぎたち); Love Wars ’81 (ラブ・ ウォーズ’81); v.2:  Sparkling Street Bangai Hen:  Konya wa Physical* (スパークリングストリート番外編 今夜はフィジカル); v.3:  Labyrinth no Yoru* (ラビュリントスの夜) and Twilight no Neko Dakara* (トワイライトの猫だから); v.4:  Sunshine Runner* (サンシャインランナー).
A related wide-ban anthology titled Sparkling Street:  Kanzen Han (スパークリング・ ストリート  完全版) was published under Judy Comics Memorial Selection and contained, in addition to the stories of the original Sparkling Street volume, Vermilion Aura* (バーミリオン  オーラ), Missing 20* (ミッシング20), Sunrise Red* (サンライズ  レッド), and True Color.
A later Sparkling Street Shogakukan Bunko contained Sparkling Street, Asphalt Prince (アスファルト・ プリンス), Ookami wa Kakete Yuku* (狼は翔てゆく), Vermilion Aura,* Missing 20,* Sunrise Red,* Konya wa Physical,* and True Color.  The bunko edition of Catch 30-byou* contained Catch 30-byou, Sunshine Runner*, London Jikan de Aou ne, Love Count 0-0*, Love Wars ’81, Fuyu no Kyuuden*, and Tea Town no Usagi-tachi.

Naisho no Half Moon (ないしょのハーフムーン) appeared as six volumes under Betsu Comi Flower Comics, then was reprinted in three bunko.

"Art" no "A" (「あると」の「あ」) was a four-volume Betsu Comi Flower Comics series, reprinted in two bunko.
V.4 of the original release also included Fair Lady wa Namida o Nagasu (フェアレディは涙をながす).

Fu-shi-gi no Rin (ふ★し★ぎのRIN) first appeared as six volumes under Ciao Flower Comics; then three volumes under Flower Comics Deluxe.

P.A.:  Private Actress (P.A.: プライベート  アクトレス) is a Petit Comi Flower Comics series made up of eight volumes plus an additional "special"; also reprinted in bunko with four volumes and the special, and rereleased under the ladies’ digest label My First Casual, seven volumes so far.
Also included in v.1 of the original release:  Vivien Leigh ga Koroshita (ヴィヴィアン・ リーが殺した), and in the special:  Katatsumuri no Jikan* (かたつむりの時間).  The bunko edition of the special volume does not contain Katatsumuri no Jikan*, replacing it instead with the first release of By Player (バイプレイヤー).

The sports drama One More Jump (ワン・ モア・ ジャンプ) was released in nine volumes under Ciao Flower Comics and four under Flower Comics Deluxe; the Shogakukan Bunko edition has five volumes.
Also included in v.9:  One More Jump Bangai Hen:  Fuyu no Kyuuden* (ワン・ モア・ ジャンプ番外編 冬の宮殿).

The Akaishi Michiyo Dramatic World (赤石路代ドラマチックワールド) series is separately titled NEWS 6:30 (NEWS 6:30), Ame no Niau Heya (雨の似合う部屋), Strawberry Moon (ストロベリームーン). Many consider the second and third volumes to be mystery.
Also included in addition to the title pieces:  v.1:  Soshite Tenshi wa Hohoenda (そして天使は微笑んだ); v.2:  Kenzen na Seishin wa Kenzen na Nikutai ni Yadoru Wake de wa Nai (健全な精神は健全な肉体に宿るわけではない) and FU-RI-N to Iu Koto (フ・ リ・ ンということ); v.3:  News 9:05 (NEWS 9:05) and Watashi no Kyoufu Taiken:  Kyoufu Zone ni Sundeta Hanashi . . . no Maki* (わたしの恐怖体験 恐怖ゾーンに住んでた話…の巻).
NEWS 6:30 has now been released as a Shogakukan Bunko, containing, in addition to the title piece, News 9:05 (NEWS 9:05), Soshite Tenshi wa Hohoenda (そして天使は微笑んだ), and Katatsumuri no Jikan* (かたつむりの時間).

Although the Petit Comi Flower Comics volume Desert Storm (デザート・ ストーム) features a character from Silent Eye, as far as I know it is not considered mystery.

Cinema no Teikoku (シネマの帝国) 1-4 was published under Petit Flower Comics, then rereleased in two volumes of Shogakukan Bunko.

Akatsuki no Aria (暁のARIA) 1-14; the skating drama Fire on Ice (ファイヤーオンアイス); and Kimi ni Okuru 11-tsuu no Tegami* (君ニ送ル11通ノ手紙), also known as The Eleven Letters that I Send You, were released under Flower Comics α (フラワーコミックスα).  Akatsuki no Aria and Fire on Ice have also been released under Shogakukan Bunko, the former in seven volumes.

Extra Girl (エキストラ・ ガール) 1-4 was put out under Flower Comics α Petit Comi (フラワーコミックスα  プチコミ).

Umi e to Tsuzuku Chizu ni Nai Michi* (海ヘト続ク地図ニ無イ道), published under Flower Comics α, was also released electronically by Shogakukan.  The volume also included Sakura no Ki no Shita de* (桜ノ木ノ下デ) and Kaze ga Kita Gogo* (風ガ来タ午後).

Akaishi also released Alexander-Daiou:  Tenjou no Oukoku* (アレクサンダー大王 天上の王国) through Kadokawa Shoten (角川書店)’s Asuka Comics.  It has been rereleased by Shogakukan in three volumes under Flower Comics α and again in two volumes under Shogakukan Bunko.

And from Shogakukan’s Judy Comics, the ladies’ comic Shichou Tooyama Kyouka (市長  遠山京香) 1-11.  Seven volumes of a bunko-ban edition of the series have been released.

In addition to her comics, Akaishi wrote two novels:

She has illustrated two other novels:

And Shogakukan has published a postcard book of her art.