Arina Tanemura (
Tanemura was an exclusive artist for Ribon until 2011. Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura was her last series published in the magazine. She became a freelancer and launched Fudanjuku Monogatari in Margaret the same year. Tanemura ended her ninth series, Neko to Watashi no Kinyobi, also in Margaret, on November 20, 2015.
Tanemura is currently penning Idol Dreams, which began in 2013. In 2015, she drew the character designs for the game, Idolish 7. Tanemura has since illustrated several manga for the franchise, including Trigger - Before the Radiant Glory and Idolish 7: Ryusei ni Inoru.
Early and personal lifeEdit
1996 – 2001EditTanemura debuted in 1996 with the one-shot, "The Style of the Second Love" in Ribon Original. Tanemura's next one-shot, "Rainy Afternoons Are for Romantic Heroines", was published that October, followed by "Short-Tempered Melancholic" in 1997, which was her first work in Ribon. All three stories, including "This Love is Non-Fiction", were collected into a short story collection, titled Short-Tempered Melancholic. In 1997, Tanemura began her first series, I.O.N, in Ribon. I.O.N was originally planned for three chapters, but it was eventually increased to six. It was collected into a single volume in December 1997.
In February 1998, she began her second manga, Phantom Thief Jeanne with a fifty-page debut. The series was adapted into a forty-four episode anime airing from 1999 to 2000. The manga concluded with seven volumes in August 2000. Tanemura's Time Stranger Kyoko started in September 2000. The series ended the following September with three volumes. Tanemura published a one-shot, "Gin-yu Meika", in Ribon's November 2001 issue.
2002 – 2012EditTanemura launched Full Moon o Sagashite in January 2002. It was adapted into an anime, which began airing in 2002. Full Moon concluded the series in June 2004 at seven volumes. Tanemura began serializing The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross the following September. In 2007, she published two one-shots, "Shojo Eve: Eve's Applework 24 Hours" and "The Globe of the Sea: Nocturne". Tanemura ended The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross and began Mistress Fortune in Ribon's July 2008 issue. Mistress Fortune concluded at three chapters in the September issue.
In November 2008, Tanemura began a new series, titled Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura. She ended her exclusivity contract with Ribon in the spring of 2011, though Tanemura did not announce it until the following November. In July 2011, she started Fudanjuku Monogatari, which was serialized for seven chapters in Margaret. Sakura Hime ended at twelve volumes in late 2012.
2013 – presentEditShe began Neko to Watashi no Kinyobi in the fifth issue of Margaret in February 2013. Tanemura premiered Idol Dreams in Hakusensha's Melody the following April. In July 2015, she drew the character designs for Idolish 7, a "big media-mix project" that began as a smartphone game. Tanemura collaborated with Yui Kikuta, a former assistant, for a new manga, Shunkan Lyle, in Monthly Comic Zero-Sum. Neko to Watashi no Kinyobi concluded with eleven volumes in November 2015.
In February 2016, Tanemura started a three-chapter series, Idolish 7: Trigger - Before the Radiant Glory based on Bunta Tsushimi's novel. She launched Akuma ni Chic×Hack in Margaret's late March issue, before ending that October. Tanemura has also published several other Idolish 7 stories, including Mezzo - Murasaki Ao no Hekireki, Ryusei ni Inoru, Cooler and Pants, and "Good Morning, Laughter!". The stories were subsequently published together in two volumes. She began a new Idolish 7 manga, titled Re:member in the January 2018 issue of LaLa DX.
She and Kikuta ended Shunkan Lyle in April 2018 at four volumes.
- I.O.N (1997; 1 volume)
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne (1998-2000; 7 volumes)
- Time Stranger Kyoko (2000-2001; 3 volumes)
- Full Moon o Sagashite (2002-2004; 7 volumes)
- The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross (2004-2008; 11 volumes)
- Mistress Fortune (2008; 1 volume)
- Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura (2008-2012; 12 volumes)
- Fudanjuku Monogatari (2011; 1 volume)
- Arina no Tane (2012; 1 volume)
- Neko to Watashi no Kinyobi (2013-2015; 11 volumes)
- Idol Dreams (2013-present)
- Shunkan Ryle (with Yui Kikuta; 2015-2018; 4 volumes)
- Idolish 7 TRIGGER -before The Radiant Glory- (2016; 1 volume)
- Akuma ni Chic×Hack (2016; 2 volumes)
- Idolish 7: Ryusei ni Inoru (2017-2018; 2 volumes)
- Idolish 7 - re:member (2018-present)
- Short-Tempered Melancholic (1998)
- "Gin-yu Meika" (Ribon - 2001)
- "Shojo Eve: Eve's Applework 24 Hours" (Ribon Haru no Cho Bikkuri Daizokan Go - 2007)
- "The Globe of the Sea: Nocturne" (Ribon Special - 2007)
- "White Rose Academy: Vampire Rose" (Ribon Fantasy Zokan Go - 2009)
- "The Angelic Gold Coin of Maple Rose" (Ribon Special - 2010)
- "Sakana to Watashi no Spica" (Spica - 2015)
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne: Arina Tanemura Illustrations (2000)
- The Arina Tanemura Collection: The Art of Full Moon (2004)
- The Gentlemen's Alliance Cross: Arina Tanemura Illustrations (2008)
- Paint Ribon: Art of Sakura Hime Kaden (2009)
- Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne (anime) (original creator; 1999-2000)
- Time Stranger Kyoko: Leave It to Chocola! (original creator; 2001)
- Full Moon o Sagashite (anime) (original creator; 2002-2003)
- Full Moon o Sagashite: Cute Cute Adventure (original creator; 2002)
- Junai Tenshi (album; 2010)
- Princess Tiara (album; 2013)
- Idolish 7 (character designs; 2015)
- Tanemura's favorite manga artist is Rumiko Takahashi, whom she cites as a major influence along with Hayao Miyazaki and Kei Kusunoki. She has also cited that the series Tokimeki Tonight and Chibi Maruko-chan influenced the comedy and gags in her manga.