Kaoru Mori

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Kaoru Mori
Born (1978-09-18) 18 September 1978 (age 39)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Character design, writer, manga artist, illustrator
Pseudonym(s) Agata Fumio (県 文緒)
Notable works
Emma, Shirley, A Bride's Story
Awards Excellence Prize – Emma
Signature of Kaoru Mori  森薫

Kaoru Mori (森 薫, Mori Kaoru, born 18 September 1978) is a Japanese manga artist from Tokyo. She is the creator of the successful manga series Emma, A Bride's Story and Shirley. Many of her works are centred on female characters in the 19th century, such as a maid in Victorian Britain and a bride in Turkic Central Asia. She also writes dōjinshi under the pen name 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, a head with wild hair, and her hand-drawn highly decorative costumes within her works. 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 A Bride's Story is also being serialized.[2]



  • Violet Blossoms (すみれの花, Sumire no Hana) – Art; story by Satoshi Fukushima.



  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. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 19 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Kaoru Mori's A Bride's Story Wins 7th Annual Manga Taisho Award. Anime News Network. 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 

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