Akira Himekawa

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Akira Himekawa (姫川明 Himekawa Akira?) is the pen name of a duo of female comic book artists.[1]

The artists have worked together since 1991 and have not chosen to reveal their real names.[2] The women are individually pen named A. Honda (本田A Honda A?) and S. Nagano (長野S Nagano S?).[3] The women were previously individually pen named Akira Karitaka (狩鷹明 Karitaka Akira?) and Nui Ono (小野ぬい Ono Nui?).[4]

Their works include:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Neild, Barry. "Japanese manga heroes join fight to save Arabic culture." CNN. September 10, 2010. Retrieved on September 10, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Good, Oliver. "Gold Ring: the UAE's first manga." The National. July 20, 2009. Retrieved on September 10, 2010.
  3. ^ "姫川明って何?" Akira Himekawa Official Website. Retrieved on September 10, 2010. "本田Aと長野S♀二人組のユニット漫画家。"
  4. ^ "宣言." Akira Himekawa Official Website. Friday May 2, 2008. Retrieved on September 10, 2010. "昔、「姫川 明」を名乗る前に、前にも言った事がありますが「狩鷹 明」「小野 ぬい」を名乗っていた事があります。"
  5. ^ Akira, Himekawa. "Himekawa Akira Website Diary August 28, 2011". Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "2007 Japan Media Arts Festival Jury Recommends Works". Anime News Network. 2010-09-21. Archived from the original on 17 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  7. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-07-14/zelda-akira-himekawa-to-draw-my-little-pony-manga

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