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Famous Female Mangakas

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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?"
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  • Hiromu Arakawa (荒川 弘, Arakawa Hiromu) is the male pen name of Hiromi Arakawa (荒川 弘美, Arakawa Hiromi, born May 8, 1973), 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. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Makubetsu, Japan
  • Yuu Watase (渡瀬 悠宇, Watase Yuu, born March 5, 1970, in Kishiwada, Osaka) is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. Watase received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōjo for Ceres, Celestial Legend in 1997. Watase debuted at the age of eighteen with the short story "Pajama de Ojama" ("An Intrusion in Pajamas"), and has since created more than 80 compiled volumes of short stories and continuing series. In October 2008, Watase began their first shōnen serialization, Arata: The Legend in Weekly Shōnen Sunday. Their name is romanized as "Yû Watase" in earlier printings of Viz Media's publications of Fushigi Yūgi, Alice 19th, and Ceres, Celestial Legend while in Viz Media's Fushigi Yūgi Genbu Kaiden and... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
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    Aki Shimizu

    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 on Wikipedia
    • Chezhina Svetlana (Russian: Чежина Светлана Игоревна), born January 12, 1985, is a comic book artist from Kazakhstan. She works under the Japanese pseudonym Midorikawa Tsuyoshi (Japanese: 緑川毅志) that can be translated as "Green River, a strong soul (heart)", despite the chosen given name being a masculine name.... more on Wikipedia
      • Age: 35
      • Birthplace: Rudniy
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