September 6, 1969|
Hara, Suwa, Nagano, Japan
|Awards||2005 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo - Oi Pītan!!
2006 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Short Story Award - One Woman, Two Cats, Oi Piitan!!, and Onna no Mado
Risa Itō (伊藤 理佐 Itō Risa?, born 6 September 1969), also romanized as Risa Itou, is a Japanese manga artist. She won the 2005 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo for Oi Pītan!! and the 2006 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Short Story Award for One Woman, Two Cats, Oi Piitan!!, and Onna no Mado. Her manga Oruchuban Ebichu ("Ebichu Minds the House") was adapted by Gainax as an anime television series. Her latest work Higepiyo (ヒゲぴよ), serialized in Chorus magazine, was also adapted as anime television series.
- Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- "過去の受賞者一覧 : 講談社漫画賞 : 講談社「おもしろくて、ためになる」出版を" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- "Tezuka Cultural Award Winners". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Official Web Site (Japanese)
- Risa Itō at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Profile at The Ultimate Manga Page
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