With an interview with Tokyopop she gave a detailed look on how she started as a mangaka.
"I first submitted a manga story a while after I graduated from high school. Up until then I was studying for the entrance examinations for the Art University, and as part of that, I sometimes drew manga and four-panel strip comics for fun.
Because I was conscious of the fact that I had started drawing manga in earnest at a later age, I think my progress during the beginning on drawing and storytelling techniques was fast as I frantically tried to absorb everything I could learn about creating manga. After the serialization of the story began, as I got busy, I was so desperate to submit it on time that I feel that the drawings probably haven’t improved much compared to before. During the serialization of the manga, I think my story telling techniques improved more as I concerned myself with how to catch the attention of the readers, how well one can incorporate what the readers are seeking into the story."
Her current ongoing work is Gakuen Alice.
- Swan Lake (1999, Hakusensha)
- M to N no Shōzō (ＭとＮの肖像?) (2000-2002, serialized in Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
- Gakuen Alice (学園アリス Gakuen Arisu?) (2003-ongoing, serialized in Hana to Yume, Hakusensha)
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