Yuko Okabe

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Yuko Okabe

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Gender: Female
Date of birth: unknown
Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
Location: Japan
First name can also be written Yuuko or Yūko.

Yuko Okabe (岡部 優子 Okabe Yūko?), not to be confused with an idol from the Pop Band AKB48 Yuko Oshima (大島 優子 Ōshima Yūko?), is a Japanese screenplay writer born in Tokyo.


After working as an editor at Kawade Shobō Shinsha (河出書房新社) and Chikuma Shobo (筑摩書房で編集), Okabe debuted in the TV anime Chibi Maruko-chan (ちびまる子ちゃん) as a screenwriter. She also had written some books such as Chibi Maruko-chan Picture Book (ちびまる子ちゃんえほん), World Masterpiece Theater (世界名作劇場), and A Forest Where You Can Meet Beetles (カブトムシに会える森). Incidentally, she won the 9th Shoji Ohtomo Awards for the Honorable Mention.

Scenarios written

Number of case scenarios written: 3 (3 episodes)

Other notable works


  • Doraemon: Screenplay
  • Chibi Maruko-chan: Screenplay
  • Lucky ☆ Star: Screenplay
  • Hana Kappa: Screenplay


  1. 岡部優子 - シナリオ作家リレー日記 (Japanese)
  2. 岡部優子 - Atwiki (Japanese)
  3. IMDb
  4. Anime News Network