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Manga Creator Moto Hagio Makes Film Acting Debut

posted on by Egan Loo

Moto Hagio, the artist who helped pioneer both modern shōjo manga and modern science fiction manga, made her film acting debut in Domomata no Shi (Death of Domomata). The film opened in Japan on June 14. Hagio plays the motherly owner of a drug rehabiliation house for women. Director Shutaro Oku (Joseito) personally asked for Hagio in the role, and Hagio said she enjoyed her one-day shoot.

Although Hagio debuted in 1969 and has been popular in Japan ever since, only a handful of her works (A,A', They Were Eleven, "Hanshin") have been released in English. They Were Eleven was eventually made into an anime movie of the same name.

Source: Daily Sports Online, Nikkan Sports

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