Kaoru Mori

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Kaoru Mori
Born (1978-09-18) 18 September 1978 (age 36)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Character design, writer, manga artist, illustrator
Pseudonym(s) Agata Fumio (県 文緒?)
Notable works
Emma, A Bride's Story
Awards Excellence Prize – Emma

Kaoru Mori (森 薫 Mori Kaoru?, born 18 September 1978) is a Japanese manga artist from Tokyo. She is the creator of popular manga such as Shirley and Emma. Many of her works are set in Britain, centering on characters who are maids. She also writes dōjinshi under the penname Fumio Agata (県 文緒?).[1]

Mori is not only famous for her storytelling and art, she is also famous for her unflattering self-portraits, usually an outline for a body, and a head with wild hair. She is also shy of making public appearances or giving interviews in person.[1]

It has been announced that the author will be publishing a two-installment spinoff of Shirley in Fellows!, where her latest work Otoyomegatari is also being serialized.[2]


Emma, the main character in Emma




  1. ^ a b Chih-Chieh Chang (1 September 2006). "Interview: Kaoru Mori". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-12-30. 
  2. ^ "Emma's Mori Draws Shirley Spinoff, Satoshi Fukushima to Start Series". Anime News Network. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ 2005年 文化庁メディア芸術祭 マンガ部門 (in Japanese). Japan Media Arts Plaza. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 

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