Akiko Higashimura(Japanese: 東村 アキコ,Hepburn: Higashimura Akiko?, born October 15, 1975) is a Japanese manga artist from Miyazaki, Japan. She debuted in the Japanese seinen manga magazine Weekly Morning and later became more notable for her manga Kisekae Yuka-chan which debuted in You magazine. In 2008, she drew the one-shotChuō-Sen Cinema Paradise for the magazine Jump SQ. She was nominated for the Manga Taishō in 2008 for Himawari: Kenichi Legend, in 2009 for Mama wa Tenparist, and in 2011 for Omo ni Naitemasu. In 2015, she won the Manga Taishō for Kakukaku Shikajika. Her younger brother Takuma Morishige is the author of the manga My Neighbor Seki.