About Arina Tanemura
|Birthday:||March 12, 1978|
|Debut Work:||Nibanme no Koi no Katachi (The Style of the Second Love)|
|Publisher:||Shueisha Ribon Magazine|
Shueisha Ribon Magazine
To: Arina Tanemura
The Kanji's for Tanemura's name are:
Time Stranger Kyoko is Arina Tanemura's self-proclaimed favorite work that she has done.
The short stories contained within the tankoubon Firecracker Is Melancholy are:
Also, Ginyu Meika is another short story by Arina Tanemura, and can be found in the end of the second volume of Full Moon wo Sagashite
Tanemura Arina likes japanese pop music very much (especially Sakamoto Maaya) and she loves the games of Final Fantasy. She has one elder and one younger sister and one brother. She hates to lose (in every point of view) and she loves the Margaret Magazine of Shueisha.
She has two cats, they named Riku and Kai and at Tanemura's homepage you can find many photos of them. She wants to draw like no-one else (she can't lose...) and she loves to go to the karaoke with her assistents (friends).
Article on Arina Tanemura's visit to Comic-con
Arina Tanemura at San Diego Comic-conauthor: googuru_girl and impassionable
googuru_girl & impassionable here to give everyone an update to Arina Tanemura's Q&A panel that happened at San Diego Comic-con! We're both really sad that we didn't think of recording everything in hand writting (since that was the only option given to us at the panel-- no one was allowed to take photos, videos, ect at the panel or autograph sessions).
I'm pretty sure that Shoujo Beat will release a full question and answer section in the next issue of their magazine, but just in case, here is the Q&A panel session that we can remember! Keep in mind that these questions are not in the order they were picked and answered. Probably because everyone (like us) were giggling over how cute Arina and her editor were picking the questions out like a deck of cards!
Please enjoy everyone!
To Shoujo BeatQ. Are there any plans to release Time Stranger Kyoko?
A. Yes! Actually, Shoujo Beat was more than happy to announce that the rest of Arina's series will be released! Here is the official schedule:
This will make all of Arina's series released in english!
To Ribon Editor
Q. What is popular for shoujo manga series in Japan?
To Arina Tanemura
Note: Questions marked with an * (asterisk) are multiple questions compiled together into one for the purposes of this report.
*Q. What are your favorites?
*Q. What inspires your story and character designs?
Q. Out of all your characters, who is your favorite?
Q. Like Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne being based off of Jeanne D' Arc's time period, would you (Arina) do another historical referenced-manga?
Q. Did you (Arina) intend to have Mitsuki and Takuto together?
Q. Why do you use crosses in your stories (ie. Fully Moon, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Shinshi Doumei Cross)?
Q. When Izumi died as a child, why did he look like an adult Shinigami?
Q. What series did you (Arina) feel closest to both during and after production?
Q. Will you do a BL (boy love) series?
Q. After Shinshi Doumei Cross, do you have any other plans for a continuing series?
Q. A boyfriend submitted a question for his girlfriend who could not make it to Comic-con that went like this: What advice would you give to an aspiring artists like my girlfriend?
Q. Will you return to America again?
One question that a fan submitted was if Arina would sing for us! She did! Arina sang a piece from the Full Moon wo Sagashite's Mangetsu wo Sagashite - Full Moon Final Live cd (track 15.) Smile, which she originally sings. If you have yet to hear the cd, please visit Some Day Music for a sample (under the artist Changin' My Life). It was so adorable and almost brought us to tears!!! Seriously! When she finished singing, she hid her blushing face behind her hands. too cute!! One fan in the audience offered to sign her up!
The panel (sadly) came to an end and Shoujo Beat was kind enough to give away a special prize: Official Ribon released Shinshi Doumei Cross Imperial Academy Ties! At least six ties were given out to fans who correctly answered the following questions (not in this order):
Right after the panel was over, Arina stepped down to be greeted by fans who she generously gave hugs out to! Shh, she even snuck an autograph in a fan's journal (originally, she was not allowed to sign anything but the art boards being sold/given out by Viz at the Autograph sessions). Unfortunately, her editor said that she could not take pictures with fans when she looked over to him and asked.
A small band of Arina stalkers cosplayers (ktmonkeyj, googuru-girl, impassionable, ycysusan, Ryoko and Yami) who surprised Arina at the first autograph signing and sat together in the front rows in front of her got together for a private photoshoot! You can find our pictures and fangirling at these links:
In the next issue of Shoujo Beat (September issue), the editor commented that there will be a contest giving away Arina prizes (ie. books autographed by her) and a drawing lesson done by Arina herself for readers! Please look forward to it!
If anyone else went to the Comic-con panel and has any more information that we might have left out, please comment and we'll update it!
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