Your & My Secret Manga Creator Ai Morinaga Passes Away
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
MORINAGA was born in Okayama Prefecture, and she made her professional debut with "11-nenme no Megami" in 1993. She then drew a manga adaptation of Naoto Kine's Junkers Come Here novel in 1994. (The novel also inspired an anime film in the same year.) She serialized her original series Yamada Taro Monogatari in Kadokawa's Asuka magazine from 1995 to 2000, and the manga inspired both a Taiwanese and a Japanese live-action series. Many of her later series — including Your & My Secret, My Heavenly Hockey Club, Duck Prince, The Gorgeous Life of Strawberry Chan, and The Super Cool Life of Strawberry Chan — received English releases from various publishers.