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Moyoco Anno (安野モヨコ Anno Moyoko?, born March 26, 1971) is a Japanese manga artist and a fashion writer, with numerous books published in both categories. Her manga and books have attained considerable popularity among young women in Japan. Though she primarily writes manga of the josei genre, her most popular series, Sugar Sugar Rune, (serialized in Nakayoshi) is targeted at primary school-aged girls. In a recent Oricon poll, she was voted the number eight most popular manga artist among females and thirteen in the general category. Her manga Happy Mania was made into a television series in 1998, followed by Hataraki Man in October 2007. Sakuran was made into a movie in 2006. Moyoco is married to famous anime director Hideaki Anno.

Her works include:

  • Flowers & Bees (花とみつばち hana to mitsubachi)
  • Happy Mania
  • Hataraki Man
  • Sakuran
  • Sugar Sugar Rune
  • Jelly Beans (manga) (ジェリービーンズ jerī bīnzu)
  • Love Master X (ラブマスターX rabu masutā x)
  • Angelic House (エンジェリック・ハウス enjerikku・hausu)
  • In The Clothes Named Fat (脂肪という名の服 shibō toiu na no fuku)
  • Baby G (ベイビーG beibī G)
  • Tundra Blue Ice (ツンドラブルーアイス Tsundora Burū Aisu)
  • Chō Kanden Shōjo Mona (超感電少女モナ)
  • Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki (監督不行届 Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki)
  • Moonlight Himejion (月光ヒメジオン Moonlight Himejion)

In the movie Japan Sinks, she has a cameo role alongside her husband; their characters were also married. The movie was directed by Shinji Higuchi, who, like her husband, is a co-founder of Gainax.

Manga artist Kō Kojima (creator of Sennin Buraku) is her uncle.

She won the 29th Kodansha Manga Award for Children's manga in 2005 for Sugar Sugar Rune.[1]


  1. Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 

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