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Arina Tanemura

Arina Tanemura (種村 有菜 Tanemura Arina?, born on March 12, 1978) is a Japanese manga artist who mainly does shōjo manga. Her debut work was a one-shot work 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 her anthology work Short-Tempered Melancholic.[3] Tanemura gained fame with the 1997 publication of I.O.N, a high school romance with a supernatural twist. From 1998 to 2000, she worked on the popular series Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, about a young girl who is the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, followed by Time Stranger Kyoko in 2000-2001 and Full Moon wo Sagashite in 2002. In 2004, Tanemura came out with The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross, which broke her tradition by having more than seven volumes in one single series. Tanemura serialized a series in Margaret magazine from July to November 2011.[4][5] Her current work, Sakura Hime Kaden, debuted in 2009 and is ongoing.

Despite Tanemura's intentions to draw in a style that makes her stories difficult to animate, both Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Full Moon wo Sagashite have been adapted into TV series. Her works are primarily serialized in Ribon magazine, with series published in collected volumes by Shueisha. For the 15th anniversary since her debut, she was involved in creating a CD featuring songs based on ten of her heroines.[6][7] Tanemura contributed to a dōjinshi along with other manga artists that was sold for charity efforts for the March 2011 Japanese earthquake.[8] As of November 2011, Tanemura has become a free agent manga artist, no longer solely affiliated with Shueisha.[1][2]

With the exception of Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne (published in the US by CMX Manga) and the unlicensed Fudanjuku Monogatari, all of her manga have been published in English by Viz Media in North America.


Manga seriesEdit


  • (2000) Tanemura Arina Irasuto Shuu Kamikaze Kaitō Jannu (種村有菜イラスト集 神風怪盗ジャンヌ?)[16]
  • (2004) Furu Mūn o Sagashite Irasuto Shuu Tanemura Arina Korekushon (満月をさがしてイラスト集 種村有菜コレクション?);[17] English translation: The Arina Tanemura Collection: The Art of Full Moon (2008)[18]
  • (2008) Shinshi Dōmei Kurosu Tanemura Arina Irasuto Shuu (「紳士同盟クロス」種村有菜イラスト集?);[19] English translation: The Gentlemen's Alliance †: Arina Tanemura Illustrations(2009)[20][21]
  • (2009) Paint Ribon Art of Sakura Hime Kaden (PAINTりぼん art of 種村有菜?)[22]


  1. ^ The stories in Short-Tempered Melancholic were serialized in various issues of Ribon between 1995 and 1998. They were collected and published together by Shueisha in a single tankōbon volume in May 1998.


  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. 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. ^ "I.O.N". Viz Media. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  10. ^ "Time Stranger Kyoko Volume 1". Viz Media. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  11. ^ "絶対覚醒天使ミストレス·フォーチュン" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  12. ^ a b "Viz Adds Nurarihyon Anime & Genkaku Picasso, Mistress Fortune Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  13. ^ "Full Moon's Tanemura to Launch Sakura-Hime Kaden Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2008-12-18.
  14. ^ "Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura, Vol. 1". Simon and Schuster. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  15. ^ "Full Moon's Tanemura Draws Idol Group Fudanjuku Manga". Anime News Network. 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2011-07-20.
  16. ^ "種村有菜イラスト集 神風怪盗ジャンヌ" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  17. ^ "満月をさがしてイラスト集 種村有菜コレクション" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  18. ^ "The Arina Tanemura Collection: The Art of Full Moon". Viz Media. Retrieved 2009-02-05.
  19. ^ "「紳士同盟クロス」種村有菜イラスト集" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  20. ^ "Viz Adds Yu-Gi-Oh!R, Boys Over Flowers Epilogue - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
  21. ^ "VIZ Media products The Gentlemen's Alliance †: Arina Tanemura Illustrations". Viz Media. Retrieved 2009-11-03.
  22. ^ "PAINTりぼん art of 種村有菜" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-04-23.

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