Kaoru Mori
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Kaoru Mori

Kaoru Mori
Born (1978-09-18) 18 September 1978 (age 41)
Tokyo, Japan
Area(s)Character design, writer, manga artist, illustrator
Pseudonym(s)Fumio Agata (? )
Notable works
A Bride's Story
Awards9th Japan Media Arts Festival (2005)
39th Angoulême International Comics Festival (2012)
7th Manga Taish? (2014)
Signature of Kaoru Mori

Kaoru Mori (? ?, Mori Kaoru, born 18 September 1978) is a Japanese manga artist from Tokyo and the creator of the manga series Shirley, Emma, and A Bride's Story. Many of her works are centered on female characters in the 19th century, such as a maid in Victorian Britain and a bride in Turkic Central Asia. She also wrote d?jinshi (self-published manga) under the pen name Fumio Agata (? , Agata Fumio) as a member of the d?jin circle Lady Maid.[1]

Mori's works are known for their high level of detail in terms of clothing design, historical nuances, and background work. Her manga series are often published outside Japan in larger, hardbound editions in order to complement the heavy detail seen on every page. Similar to authors such as Hiromu Arakawa, Mori often depicts herself in unflattering self-portraits with a simple outline for a body and a head full of wild hair, as she is very reluctant to show her face during public events or interviews.[1]

In 2010, Mori's first published work, Shirley, was revived in a two-part continuation called Shirley Madison in Fellows! (now Harta) magazine, where her latest work, A Bride's Story, is currently being serialized.[2]


  • Shirley (, Sh?r?) - Release date: February 2003, relaunched in 2010. ISBN 4-7577-1313-4.
  • Emma (, Ema) - Serialized in Enterbrain's Comic Beam magazine from 2002 to 2006. Published in 10 volumes.
  • A Bride's Story (?, Otoyomegatari) - Serializing in Enterbrain's Harta magazine since October 2008.




  1. ^ a b Chang, Chih-Chieh (1 September 2006). "Interview: Kaoru Mori". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ Loo, Egan (16 February 2010). "Emmas Mori Draws Shirley Spinoff, Satoshi Fukushima to Start Series". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ 2005? ? (in Japanese). Japan Media Arts Plaza. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 2009.
  4. ^ Loo, Egan (29 January 2012). "Bride's Story, Drifting Life Win at France's Angoulême". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Hanashiro, Emma (27 March 2014). "Kaoru Mori's A Bride's Story Wins 7th Annual Manga Taisho Award". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014.

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