Moyoco Anno
Author information
Name in Japanese 安野 モヨコ
Romaji translation Anno Moyoco
Gender Female
Born March 26, 1971
Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Occupations Manga artist
Known for Sugar Sugar Rune

Moyoco Anno (安野 モヨコ Anno Moyoko, born March 26, 1971) is a manga artist and fashion writer. Her manga and books have attained considerable popularity among young women in Japan. She primarily writes josei manga, however her most popular work, Sugar Sugar Rune is targeted at younger girls. She also won the 29th Kodansha Manga Award in 2005 for Sugar Sugar Rune.

In an Oricon poll, she was voted the number eight most popular manga artist among females and thirteen in the general category. Several of her works have been adapted into anime, TV, and film, including Happy Mania, Hataraki Man and Sakuran.


Early lifeEdit

Moyoco Anno was born on March 26, 1971 in Suginami, Tokyo. She was raised in Tama, Tokyo, and currently resides in Kamakura, Tokyo.[1]


Her first work, Mattaku Ikashita Yatsura Daze was published in 1989. In 1993, she began serializing Trumps! in Bessatsu Friend. Cho Kanden Shojo Mona was published in 1994, originally written throughout 1990 to 1992. During 1995, Peek a Boo! was released and her popular josei title, Happy Mania begins.[2] Happy Mania was also serialized in Shodensha's Feel Young magazine for eleven volumes. Anno continued writing short josei and shojo series throughout the late 90s, including Shibou to Iu Na no Fuku o Kite (1997), Patrol QT (1997), Jelly in the Merry-Go-Round (1997), Angelic House (1997), Love Master X (1998), and Chameleon Army (1999).

Moyoco Anno published two titles in 2000, including her first seinen title, Flower & Bees, and Tundra Blue Ice. The next year, Anno's Sakuran and Babe-G are released. In 2003, her most popular work, Sugar Sugar Rune began in Nakayoshi. Hataraki Man begins the following year in Weekly Morning. Jelly Beans and Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki are published in 2005. Anno continued on to Gekkou Himejion (2007) and Ochibi-san (2008). She also contributed a short story to an anthology, Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators in 2006.

Her upcoming series is scheduled to premiere in early 2013.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

She married Hideaki Anno (known for Neon Genesis Evangelion) on March 26, 2002. She also wrote a short series, Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki about their married life.

Published worksEdit

From To Title Magazine Demographic Status Volumes
1993 1994 Trumps! Bessatsu Friend Shōjo Complete 2
1994* 1994* Cho Kanden Shojo Mona Complete 1
1995 2001 Happy Mania Feel Young Josei Complete 11
1995* 1995* Peek a Boo! Complete
1995 2001* Babe-G Complete 1
1996 1997* Jelly in the Merry-Go-Round CUTiE Comic Shōjo Complete 3
1997 1998* Love Master X CUTiE Comic Josei Complete 3
1997 1997 Angelic House Amie Shōjo Complete 1
1997* 1997* Patrol QT Shōjo Friend Shōjo Complete 1
1998 2000* Tundra Blue Ice Young You Josei Complete
1998 2002 Jelly Beans CUTiE Comic Shōjo Complete 4
1999 1999* Chameleon Army Josei Complete 5
1999 2003 Flowers & Bees Young Seinen Complete 7
1999 1999* Buffalo Gonin Musume CUTiE Comic Complete
2001 2001 Sakuran Weekly Evening Josei Complete 1
2002 2002 Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki Feel Young Josei Complete 1
2003 2007 Sugar Sugar Rune Nakayoshi Shōjo Complete 8
2004 2007 Hataraki Man Weekly Morning Josei Hiatus 4
2007 Ochibi-san Asahi Shimbun Ongoing 4

* - refers to volume release.


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