Murasaki Yamada (??? ?, Yamada Murasaki), born as Mitsuko Shiratori, was a Japanese feminist essayist, manga artist, and poet.
She was associated with Garo.
Schodt regarded her work as particularly important because of the feminist message, rare in shojo manga.
Yamada influenced Hinako Sugiura and Yoko Kondo, her former assistants.She debuted in COM in 1969 and had formal art training before becoming a manga artist.
Her works are described as being pictorial I Novels.She taught at Kyoto Seika University's Faculty of Manga.Yamada ran for a seat in Japan's House of Councillors as part of the Chikyu Club political organization in 1989.
Yamada died at Kyoto Hospital on May 5, 2009, age 60, from undisclosed causes.