Arina Tanemura

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Arina Tanemura
Native name
種村 有菜
Born (1978-03-12) March 12, 1978 (age 41)
OccupationManga artist
Years active1995-present
EmployerShueisha (1995-2011) Freelancer (2011-present)[1][2]
Known forFull Moon o Sagashite
Phantom Thief Jeanne

Arina Tanemura (種村 有菜, Tanemura Arina, born March 12, 1978) is a Japanese manga artist who mainly creates shōjo manga. Her debut work was a one-shot titled The Style of the Second Love (2番目の恋のかたち, Niban-me no Koi no Katachi), which was later reprinted in the anthology Short-Tempered Melancholic.[3] Tanemura's breakthrough work was 1997's I.O.N, a high school romance with a supernatural twist. From 1998 to 2000, she worked on the popular series Phantom Thief Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko and Full Moon o Sagashite. In 2004, Tanemura came out with The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, her first manga to consist of more than seven volumes. Tanemura serialized Fudanjuku Monogatari in Margaret from July to November 2011.[4][5]

Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon o Sagashite have been adapted into anime series and Time Stranger Kyoko has been adapted into an OVA. Until 2011, her works were primarily serialized in Ribon and published in collected volumes by Shueisha. To commemorate the 15th anniversary of her debut, an album featuring songs based on ten of her heroines titled Junai Tenshi (純愛天使, lit. Pure Love Angels) was released in 2011. The album features vocals and lyrics from Tanemura.[6][7] Along with various other manga artists, Tanemura contributed to a dōjinshi that was sold for charity efforts after the March 2011 Japanese earthquake.[8] As of November 2011, Tanemura has become a freelance manga artist, no longer solely affiliated with Shueisha.[1][2] However, she continued to publish Sakura Hime Kaden in Ribon until its end in 2012. Her series Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi ran in Margaret from 2013 to 2015. She also started serializing 31 Ai Dream in Hakusensha's Melody magazine in 2013; this is her first josei manga.[9]

Her more popular series have been published in English by Viz Media, who reissued Phantom Thief Jeanne (originally published by CMX Manga) with a new translation. Most recently, she did the character designs for Idolish7.[10]



Years Japanese title Correct romanization Official romanization Translation Official English title Volumes Magazine Published in English? Notes
1997 イ·オ·ン I.O.N 1 Ribon Yes
1998-2000 神風怪盗ジャンヌ Kamikaze Kaito Jannu Divine Wind Phantom Thief Jeanne Phantom Thief Jeanne 7
2000-1 時空異邦人KYOKO Jikū Kotokunibito Kyōko Taimu Sutorenjā Kyōko Time Stranger Kyoko 3
2002-4 満月をさがして Mitsuki wo Sagashite Furu Mūn wo Sagashite Searching for the Full Moon Full Moon 7 Although the official English title is simply Full Moon,[11] the series is more commonly known to English speakers as Full Moon o Sagashite since that is the title shown on the front covers of all volumes.
2004-8 紳士同盟† Shinshi Domei Kurosu The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross 11
2008 絶対覚醒天使ミストレス·フォーチュン Zettai Kakusei Tenshi Misutoresu Fōchun Absolute Awakening Angel Mistress Fortune Mistress Fortune 1
2008-12 桜姫華伝 Sakura Hime Kaden The Legend of Princess Sakura Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura 12 Tanemura's final manga serialized in Ribon.
2011 風男塾物語 Fudanjuku Monogatari The Fudanjuku Story N/A 1 Margaret No
2013 猫と私の金曜日 Neko to Watashi no Kinyōbi A Cat and My Friday 11 Margaret
2013-present 31☆アイドリーム 31☆Aidorimu 31☆I Dream Idol Dreams 6 Melody Yes Tanemura's first josei manga.
2015 瞬間ライル Shunkan Rairu Instant Lyle N/A 4 Monthly Comic Zero Sum No Tanemura's first manga where she only writes, as it is illustrated by Yui Kikuta.
2016 悪魔にChic×Hack Akuma ni Chic×Hack Demon Chic×Hack 2 Margaret
アイドリッシュセブン TRIGGER -before The Radiant Glory- Aidorisshusebun TRIGGER: Before the Radiant Glory Idolish7 TRIGGER: Before the Radiant Glory 1 LaLa DX Tanemura's first manga where she only did the illustrations, as it is written by Bunta Tsushimi. It is Tsushimi and Tanemura's first manga based on Idolish7.
2017 アイドリッシュセブン 流星に祈る Aidorisshusebun: Ryūsei ni Inoru Idolish7: Wish Upon a Shooting Star 2 Written by Bunta Tsushimi; Tanemura only did the illustrations. It is Tsushimi and Tanemura's second manga based on Idolish7.


Tanemura has drawn two manga autobiographies. Neither have been published in English.

Year Title Romanization Translation
2012 有菜の種 Arina no Tane The Seed of Arina
2016 有菜の種~まったり日常編~ Arina no Tane: Mattari Nichijou Hen The Seed of Arina: Chillin' Everyday Edition

Oneshot anthologies[edit]

Year Japanese title Romanization Translation Official English title Published in English? Included oneshots
1998 かんしゃく玉のゆううつ Kanshakudama no Yūutsu Luncheon of Temperament Short-Tempered Melancholic Yes Short-Tempered Melancholic (かんしゃく玉のゆううつ Kanshakudama no Yūutsu)

Short-Tempered Melancholic -Without You-

Rainy Days Are for Romantic Heroines (Ame no Gogo wa Romance no Heroine)

This Love is Nonfiction (Kono Koi wa Non-Fiction)

The Style of the Second Love (Niban-me no Koi no Katachi)

2012 種村有菜恋愛物語集 Tanemura Arina: Ren'ai Monogatari-shū Arina Tanemura: A Collection of Love Stories N/A No Ginyû Meika

Shôjo Eve - Ringo Jikake no 24 jiUmi no Chikyûgi - Yasôkyoku

Shiro Bara Gakuen - Vampire Rose (白薔薇学園ヴァンパイア・ローズ) Tenshi no Kinka - Maple Rose


  1. ^ a b "Twitter / @Tanemura_Arina". Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  2. ^ a b "Full Moon Manga's Tanemura Ends Exclusivity with Ribon Mag". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ "Viz Media . Products . Manga . Short Tempered Melancholic". Viz Media. Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-31.
  4. ^ "Full Moon 's Tanemura, 4 Others Start Manga in Margaret". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
  5. ^ "Full Moon 's Tanemura Ends Manga About Idol Group Fudanjuku". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
  6. ^ 種村有菜「純愛天使」特設コンテンツ (in Japanese). Arina Tanemura. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  7. ^ "有菜っちが全曲歌う!種村有菜作品テーマソングCD発売" (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  8. ^ "Manga Artists Unite in Dōjinshi Book for Quake Charity". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
  9. ^ "Full Moon 's Tanemura to Launch 31 Ai Dream Manga". Anime News Network. 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  10. ^ "Full Moon's Arina Tanemura Designs Idolish 7 Game, Manga". Anime News Network.
  11. ^ "The Official Website for Full Moon". Viz Media.

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