|Born||6 September 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
She was born in 1969 in Hara Town, Suwa District in Nagano Prefecture, the eldest of three sisters. She graduated from Suwa Futaba High School and studied Formative Fine Arts at Joshibi University of Art and Design Junior College. 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 into an anime television series. Her latest work, Higepiyo (ヒゲぴよ), serialized in Chorus magazine, was also adapted into an anime.
- Hey Pitan!
- One Woman, Two Cats
- Onna no Mado
- Oruchuban Ebichu
- Otonaninatta joshi tachie(オトナになった女子たちへ)
- Okāsan no tobira
- Hiromi and Juliet
- paradise of Devils(悪魔の楽園)
- On'nano mado(おんなの窓 The Woman's window)
- Myorei one isan michi(おかあさんの扉)
- Jiehun nibang(結婚泥棒)
- Kyomoyi tenki(今日もいい天気)
- Binetsuna banana(微熱なバナナ)
- Kofukuno susume(幸福のススメ)
- Sakadachi yurei(逆立ち幽霊 The Standing ghost)
- Fissatsu! OL hikotohito(必殺!OL非事人)
- Yatchimatta yo ikkodate!!
- 10th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize (2006)
- 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. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved 2007-08-21.
- "Tezuka Cultural Award Winners". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
- Official Web Site (in Japanese)
- Risa Itō at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Profile at The Ultimate Manga Page
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