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List of famous female mangakas, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female mangakas list contains the most prominent and top females known for being mangakas. There are thousand of females working as mangakas in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic mangakas have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a mangaka then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing contains popular female anime artists, like Momoko Sakura and Saki Hiwatari.

While this isn't a list of all female mangakas, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female mangakas?" and "Who are the best female mangakas?"

Hiromu Arakawa is a Japanese manga artist from Hokkaidō. She is best known for the manga Fullmetal Alchemist, which became a hit both domestically and internationally, and was later adapted into two anime television series. She often portrays herself as a bespectacled cow. Her given name is Hiromi, ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Makubetsu, Japan

Profession: Mangaka

Credits: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

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Yu Watase is a female Japanese shōjo manga artist. ...more

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Age: 47

Birthplace: Osaka, Japan

Profession: Mangaka, Illustrator, Novelist, Cartoonist, Writer, + more

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Aki Shimizu is a manga artist who hails from Ōmuta, Fukuoka. She contributed the art for Blood Sucker: Legend of Zipangu, Graduale der Wolken, and adapted a manga version of Suikoden III based on Konami's video game. In 2003, she began Qwan, an original story of her own. ...more

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Profession: Mangaka, Artist


Chezhina Svetlana, born January 12, 1985, is a comic book artist from Kazakhstan. She works under the Japanese pseudonym Midorikawa Tsuyoshi that can be translated as "Green River, a strong soul", despite the chosen given name being a masculine name. ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Rudniy

Profession: Mangaka, Comics artist

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