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Creator / Arina Tanemura

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A mangaka who primarily works on Shōjo manga. Born on March 12, 1978, she made her pro debut in 1996 with the one-shot The Style of the Second Love (2番目の恋のかたち, Niban-me no Koi no Katachi), which was later reprinted in the one-shot compilation manga Kanshaku-dama no Yuu'utsu. Tanemura later gained fame less than a year later with the manga I-O-N, a high-school romance (a common staple in the shojo genre) with a supernatural twist.

Her works usually contain Magical Girl stories (with a few exceptions) and extremely cute drawings that are deemed too saccharine for some, juxtaposed against frequently dark and angsty storylines that deal with issues like suicide, parental abandonment, and attempted rape. Tanemura's distinctive art style was intended to be difficult to animate, but this has not stopped Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon from being adapted into anime series.


After the end of Sakura Hime Kaden, Tanemura left the magazine Ribon and has become a freelance artist. Several of her works after 2012 are published in different magazines and publishers.

She is a known fan of JPop music, especially Hello! Project artists and Maaya Sakamoto. This factor has turned now into a Promoted Fanboy fact, as she's recently provided the character designs for the multimedia idol project Idolish 7.

As of 2015, Tanemura also releases doujinshi under the pseudonym Meguro Teikoku.



Associated Tropes in Her Works:

Tropes for her as a person.

  • Determinator: During her run with Full Moon o Sagashite, she got ill to the point she literally couldn't move nor speak. She even made her chapters while she was hospitalized. The details of these events is on the side comics on the final volumes of the manga.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: Loves her cats to the point her YouTube is mostly cat videos.
  • Self-Deprecation: She frequently pulls this on herself. One notable instance is that she says she's terrible at singing. Her own cover of Smile speaks otherwise.
  • Sweet Tooth: She loves her sweets, especially cheesecake.


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