Marimo Ragawa (羅川 真里茂 Ragawa Marimo?) was born on September 21 in Hachinohe, Aomori, but her age is unknown.
Marimo Ragawa first started submitting manga to comic magazines when she was only 12 years old, which is when she was in 6th grade. She continued to send her manga to the same magazine for four years, but a positive critical reception was yet to come. Ragawa then decided to switch to a different magazine. Surprisingly, her first submission to this magazine, Hana to Yume, has won a prize called the top-prize (トップ賞). Two years later, she succeeds in debuting with her first manga, Time Limit.
Marimo Ragawa continues to draw other manga such as Aka-chan to Boku (Baby and Me), New York New York, and Itsudemo Otenki Kibun. She received the 1995 Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Baby and Me. She continues to draw a tennis manga, Shanimuni-Go in Hana to Yume (Flowers and Dreams).
Marimo Ragawa's stable and cute design is one of the traits of her drawings. Her energetic drawing and characters are very attractive, even to non-manga readers. She is widely known for her great ability in describing people’s complicated feelings, which is especially presented in New York New York and Baby and Me.
- "小学館漫画賞：歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19.
- Pari-Pari-Marimosenbei - Ragawa's home page
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