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Arina Tanemura
Author information
Name in Japanese 種村 有菜
Romaji translation Tanemura Arina
Gender Female
Born Tanemura Arina
March 12, 1978
Aichi, Japan
Occupations Manga artist
Known for Full Moon o Sagashite
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne

Arina Tanemura (種村 有菜 Tanemura Arina, born on March 12, 1978) is a Japanese manga artist known for many series, such as Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne, Full Moon o Sagashite, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, and many more. Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne and Full Moon o Sagashite have been adapted into anime series.

Her works are primarily serialized in Ribon magazine, with series published in collected volumes by Shueisha. For the 15th anniversary since her debut, she was involved in creating a CD featuring songs based on ten of her heroines.[1][2] Tanemura contributed to a dōjinshi along with other manga artists that was sold for charity efforts for the March 2011 Japanese earthquake.[3] As of November 2011, Tanemura has become a free agent manga artist, no longer solely affiliated with Shueisha.[4][5]



Like many manga artists, Arina Tanemura started drawing short stories first. These stories were later, republished into Short-Tempered Melancholic by Shueisha. Tanemura began to gain fame with the release of I.O.N in 1997.

Followed by Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne in 1998 that ran until 2000 with a total of seven volumes. A anime adaptation of Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne aired from 1999 to 2000 with a total of forty-four episodes. Time Stranger Kyoko began in 2000, and ended in 2001.

Another seven-volume series titled, Full Moon o Sagashite was serialized in Ribon from 2002 to 2004. A fifty-two episode anime series based on it was released, and finished airing before the manga was completed. An OVA, Full Moon o Sagashite: Cute Cute Adventure and artbook, The Arina Tanemura Collection: The Art of Full Moon were also released.

Tanemura's longest series so far is the eleven-volume, The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross that also ran in Ribon from 2004 to 2008. Mistress Fortune quickly followed with only three chapters published into a single volume. Sakura Hime The Legend of Princess Sakura ended in 2012 at twelve volumes, her longest series so far. Her first series in Margaret titled, Fudanjuku Monogatari was published in 2011.

Currently she is working on Neko to Watashi no Kinyoubi, serialized in Margaret.[6] Tanemura is set to premiere a new series, 31 Ai Dream on April 27 in Melody magazine.[7]

Published worksEdit

From To Title Magazine Status Volumes
1997 1997 I.O.N Ribon Complete 1
1998 2000 Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Ribon Complete 7
1998* 1998* Short-Tempered Melancholic Ribon Complete 1
2000 2001 Time Stranger Kyoko Ribon Complete 3
2002 2004 Full Moon o Sagashite Ribon Complete 7
2004 2008 The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross Ribon Complete 11
2008 2008 Mistress Fortune Ribon Complete 1
2009 2012 Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura Ribon Complete 12
2011 2011 Fudanjuku Monogatari Margaret Complete 1
2013 Neko to Watashi no Kinyoubi Margaret Ongoing
2013 31 Ai Dream Melody Upcoming

* - refers to the volume release.


See alsoEdit