Tachibana Higuchi

Tachibana Higuchi (樋口 橘, Higuchi Tachibana, born March 16, 1976) is a Japanese manga artist known for her works of Gakuen Alice and Portrait of M and N.

Tachibana Higuchi
樋口 橘
Born (1976-03-16) March 16, 1976 (age 45)
Kyoto, Japan
Area(s)Writing scripts and art
Notable works
Gakuen Alice
Portrait of M and N

In year 1996, she first made her professional debut in Bessatsu Hana to Yume's 5th issue, entitled 5 Gatsu no Sakura (5月のサクラ, The Cherry Blossoms of May).

With an interview with Tokyopop she gave a detailed look on how she started as a manga artist:

I first submitted a manga story a while after I graduated from high school. Up until then I was studying for the entrance examinations for the Art University, and as part of that, I sometimes drew manga and four-panel strip comics for fun.

Because I was conscious of the fact that I had started drawing manga in earnest at a later age, I think my progress during the beginning on drawing and storytelling techniques was fast as I frantically tried to absorb everything I could learn about creating manga. After the serialization of the story began, as I got busy, I was so desperate to submit it on time that I feel that the drawings probably haven’t improved much compared to before.

During the serialization of the manga, I think my story telling techniques improved more as I concerned myself with how to catch the attention of the readers, how well one can incorporate what the readers are seeking into the story.[1]

Her current completed work is Gakuen Alice.



  1. ^ Tokyopop's interview with Tachibana Higuchi
  2. ^ スワン レイク (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  3. ^ "MとNの肖像 1" (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  4. ^ "MとNの肖像 6" (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  5. ^ 学園アリス 1 (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  6. ^ 学園アリス 27 (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  7. ^ 手紙 (in Japanese). Hakusensha. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Gakuen Alice's Higuchi Starts Anne no Magomago Tosho Land Manga". Anime News Network. August 2, 2014. Retrieved August 2, 2014.

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