Tomoko Ninomiya

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Tomoko Ninomiya
Born (1969-05-25) May 25, 1969 (age 49)
Minano, Saitama Prefecture
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist
Known for Nodame Cantabile
Website Tomoko Ninomiya's website

Tomoko Ninomiya (Japanese: 二ノ宮 知子, Hepburn: Ninomiya Tomoko, born May 25, 1969) is a Japanese manga artist, based in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. In 1989, she made her debut with London Doubt Boys.

She is best known for her series Nodame Cantabile, which received the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo manga.[1] Nodame Cantabile has been adapted for television as both live-action dramas broadcast in 2006, 2008 and 2014 and as of 2016, 3 anime seasons.

Selected works[edit]

  • Torendo no Joou Miho (トレンドの女王ミホ, "Miho, the Queen of Trendiness") (1991–1995), 10 volumes, rereleased in 5 bunkoban volumes
  • Tensai Family Company (天才ファミリーカンパニー, "Genius Family Company") (1995–2000), 11 volumes, rereleased in 6 bunkoban volumes
  • Heisei Yopparai Kenkyuujo (平成よっぱらい研究所, "Heisei Drunk Research Center") (1996), 1 volume
  • Out (OUT) (1999), 1 volume
  • Nomini Ikouze!! (飲みにいこうぜ!!, "Let's Go Drinking!!") (1999), 1 volume
  • Green (GREEN) (2000–2001), 4 volumes
  • Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ, Nodame Kantābire) (2002–2009), 24 volumes
  • 87 Clockers (2013–Present)
  • Rice Ball Communication (2013-present)


  1. ^ Joel Hahn. "Kodansha Manga Awards". Comic Book Awards Almanac. Retrieved 2007-08-21.