Chezhina Svetlana
Born (1985-01-12) January 12, 1985 (age 35)
Rudny town, Kostanai region, Kazakhstan
Pen name Midorikawa Tsuyoshi
Occupation Mangaka
Nationality Russian
Genres drama, fantastic
Subjects shojo manga, shonen manga

[[1] Official website]

Chezhina Svetlana (Russian: Чежина Светлана Игоревна) aka Midorikawa Tsuyoshi, born January 12, 1985, is a manga artist who lives in Russia. The first mangaka from Kazakhstan in Russia, whose works have been published in full manga book format.


Svetlana was born in 1985 in the town of Rudny, Kostanai region, the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In the 14 years to continue the study moved to Russia, in a small Ural town Korkino. And in the first year of life in Russia she became interested in Japanese animation.

In 2000, Svetlana entered the Chelyabinsk Art College at a special «Decorative and applied arts and folk crafts» specialized «Art ceramics.» Protecting a diploma with honors, in 2004 the artist has finished training.

And in 2002 she had the idea to go to university, specializing in «artist-animator anime[citation needed]

Contact with the famous Japanese artist Naoko Takeuchi-author stories «Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon», Svetlana learned about the manga. And on the advice Takeuchi-sensei tried themselves in art comics. Then she took seriously the creation of manga stories.

Svetlana creative works under the pseudonym Midorikawa Tsuyoshi(jp:緑川毅志 ), that with the Japanese language can be translated as «Green River, a strong soul(heart)», despite the chosen given name being a masculine name.

In 2005, the press got her first manga «Dream \ Yume»[2]. The project was an important stepping stone in the works of the author. Through plot manga she tried to understand themselves and express their own outlook. It was after this work Tsuyoshi received public recognition.



  • The name: Dream[3]

Genre: Shoujo\Shonen. Adventures with elements of fantasy and mysticism.

  • The name: Portrait[4]

Genre: a psychological drama.


  • The Hidden[5]© Tokyopop (story by Barbara Lien-Cooper and Park Cooper)
  • Firefly [ホタル][6] © Chris Lawrence


  • "The Best Poster 2003", the magazine "Gen-13[1]" (Rovesnik publisher, Moscow);
  • Cover the fan-zine “Poppuri Anime”, October, 2004 Project “Wings of a dragonfly”, a character Ogata Nomu (founder Ltd." Maya ", Kirov);
  • "The best manga 2005" magazine "Gen-13", Draft manga "Dream \ Yume" [7](Rovesnik publisher, Moscow);
  • Participant-Moscow international festival to draw stories "KomMissia2006". Draft manga "Dream \ Yume"[8], among the other participants, took a part of the exhibition in the art-gallery "M'Ars", Moscow;
  • 1 Place in the competition drawings magazine "Anime Guide", July 2007. The "Крылья стрекозы \ Wings of a dragonfly" (publisher and founder Ltd. "Anime Guide", Moscow).
  • In September 2008 in Tokyo, Japan, Chezhina Svetlana won silver award at The 2nd International Manga Award[2] for her manga "Portrait"[9].


  1. Chezhina Svetlana. "The best manga 2005". Dream \ Yume. Retrieved 2004-10-15. 
  2. Chezhina Svetlana. "2nd International Manga Award". Portrait. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 

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