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Mangaka Akane Torikai and Inio Asano Announces Marriage

Sep 24, 2018 11:01 PM
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Mangaka Akane Torikai has announced her marriage with fellow mangaka Inio Asano on Tuesday via her blog "Manga Mitai na Koi Kudasai" on web Chikuma. According to the blog, they signed the marriage form and delivered it to the office on September 13.

Torikai debuted via Bessatsu Shoujo Friend DX Julette in 2004. She began to serialize Ohayou Okaeri in 2010, which ranked 9th of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2014 female section. Onna no Ie, which serialized between from 2012 to 2016, was nominated at 39th on the Kodansha Manga Award General section on 2015. Her other well-known manga are Jigoku no Girlfriend and Sensei no Shiroi Uso.

Asano started bringing his works to Big Comic Spirits editorial in 1998. He debuted with a 4-page one-shot chapter titled Kikuchi Sore wa Chotto Yarisugi da!! via Big Comic Spirits Manpuku!. His next work was Uchuu kara Konnichiwa in 2011 via Monthly Sunday Gene-X, which received the GX newcomer award. He also wrote Oyasumi Punpun, which received a Jury Recommendation at the 13th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2009, and Soranin, which received a live-action movie in 2010. He also was the original character designer on Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider.

Source: Comic Natalie
Modified by Naruleach, Sep 25, 2018 12:11 AM
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Sep 24, 2018 11:47 PM

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Congratulations both of you.Hope you won't write any more depressing stuff.
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Sep 24, 2018 11:53 PM

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Waifu cute in that pic but my boiii looks like a hobo.

It is what it is I guess, congratz to em.
Sep 25, 2018 12:46 AM

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both are depressing and dramatic AF author... not my kind of taste...

kind of fit tbh..... torikai is better than asano IMHO in story, but asano win in character...

congratulation... hope their happiness lasted long...
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Sep 25, 2018 3:35 AM

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Sep 25, 2018 7:23 AM

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Finally... Happy stories Inio?
Oct 2, 2018 2:38 AM

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Wasn't there a rumour that Asano was transgender or something?
Nov 19, 2018 2:59 AM

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grandy_UiD said:
Wasn't there a rumour that Asano was transgender or something?

I think that was a joke that was lost in translation somewhat. Basically, he said something like "it would be nice to be a cute girl" and somehow many Western fans took that as confirmation that he wanted a sex change. In actuality, it was said in jest and people didn't bother to look at the original interview or the remark in context.
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