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Saori Oguri (小栗 左多里 Oguri Saori?, born December 10, 1966) is a mangaka born in Gifu prefecture, Japan. She is a graduate of Tama Art University, where she studied graphic design. Her first work was Sora ni makka na mono relu in the Shōjo comic magazine, Chorus (published in 1995 by Shueisha).

Oguri is known for the comic essay series Darling wa Gaikokujin (literally "My Darling is a Foreigner"), known in English as Is He Turning Japanese?, which portrays her life with her husband, Tony László, with whom she also co-authored Darling no atamannaka (Inside darling's mind), a comic essay about English and linguistics. The film version is set for sprig, 2010 starring Mao Inoue and Jonathan Sherr as Oguri and Laszlo.[1] The film is being produced by Toho and is set for release April 10, 2010.[2]

List of works

  • Onegai kami-sama (1998, Shueisha)
  • Kono ai no hate ni (2000, Shueisha)
    • Vol. 1 (2001, Shueisha)
    • Vol. 2 (2001, Shueisha)
  • Darling wa Gaikokujin series
    • Darling wa Gaikokujin (2002, Media Factory)
    • Darling wa Gaikokujin 2 (2004, Media Factory)
    • Darling no Atamannaka (co-authored with Tony László, 2005, Media Factory)
  • Eigo ga dekinai watashi o semenaide! ― I want to speak English! (2004, Yamato Shobō) (Paperback published in 2006)
  • Konna watashi mo shugyō shitai! seishin michi nyūmon (2004, Kentōsha)
  • Kanayako (2004, Media Factory)
  • Tony ryū shiawase o saibai suru hōhō (illustrations only) (2005, Softbank Creative Corporation)
  • Saori & Tony Bōken kikō Hawaii de dai no ji (2005, Sony Magazines)


  1. "Is He Turning Japanese? Manga Made into Live-Action". Anime News Network. August 27, 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-25. 
  2. "A Time for Love". Metropolis Magazine. January 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

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