Aya Kanno (菅野 文, Kanno Aya, born 30 January 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese manga artist.[1] After working as an assistant to Masashi Asaki of Psychometrer Eiji fame, she debuted as a professional manga artist in Hana to Yume in 2001 with her fantasy-action series Soul Rescue.[1][2] She has since published manga primarily in Hakusensha's shōjo (girls') manga anthologies: Hana to Yume, The Hana to Yume, Hana to Yume Plus, and Bessatsu Hana to Yume.[3] Kanno is best known for her romantic comedy series Otomen, which was adapted into a live-action television drama in 2009.[4] Her historical dark fantasy series Requiem of the Rose King, based on William Shakespeare's Richard III, was adapted into an anime by J.C.Staff in 2022.[5]

Aya Kanno
菅野 文
Born (1980-01-30) 30 January 1980 (age 41)
Tokyo, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works



Art booksEdit

  • Bara-Ō no Sōretsu Irasuto-shū: Keikyoku no Hitsugi (「薔薇王の葬列」イラスト集 荊棘の棺) (Akita Shoten, 15 June 2018)[12]


  1. ^ a b 菅野文. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  2. ^ Brienza, Casey (20 August 2008). "Soul Rescue GN 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021. Mangaka Aya Kanno readily admits that she never intended to draw shoujo manga. She did, after all, train under the auspices of a shounen artist (Masashi Asaki of Psychometrer Eiji fame). But it just so happens that the first magazine to accept her submission was Hakusensha's Hana to Yume, ...
  3. ^ 菅野文『薔薇王の葬列』インタビュー シェイクスピアの戯曲『リチャード三世』の新解釈!主人公は両性具有!?. Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Web (in Japanese). Takarajimasha. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  4. ^ Loo, Egan (26 May 2009). "Otomen Shōjo Manga Gets Live-Action TV Drama in August (Update 2)". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  5. ^ Loo, Egan (23 March 2021). "Requiem of the Rose King TV Anime Unveils Main Staff, Teaser Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  6. ^ Thompson, Jason (2007). Manga: The Complete Guide (Kindle ed.). New York: Del Rey Books. p. 344. ISBN 978-0-345-53944-1. Soul Rescue • Aya Kanno (story and art) • Tokyopop (2006–2007) • Hakusensha (Hana to Yume, 2001–2002) ...
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (24 September 2012). "Otomen Shōjo Romantic Comedy Manga to End in November". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  8. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee (10 November 2012). "Otomen's Aya Kanno to Launch Shinsengumi Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  9. ^ Mertz, Joanne (3 May 2013). "Otomen's Kanno to End Makoto no Kuni Manga in 2 More Chapters". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  10. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (3 November 2013). "Otomen's Kanno Adapts Shakespeare's Richard III as Manga Series". Anime News Network. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  11. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (6 January 2022). "Requiem of the Rose King Manga Gets Spinoff Manga on March 4". Anime News Network. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  12. ^ 菅野文トーク&サイン会が大阪と東京で、「薔薇王の葬列」イラスト集発売記念. Comic Natalie (in Japanese). 7 June 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2021.

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