11 Facts About Hideko Mizuno


Hideko Mizuno is one of the first successful female Japanese shojo manga artists.


Hideko Mizuno was an assistant of Osamu Tezuka staying in Tokiwa-so.


Hideko Mizuno made her professional debut in 1955 with Akakke Koma Pony, a Western story with a tomboy heroine.


Hideko Mizuno became a prominent shojo artist in the 1960s and 1970s, starting with White Troika, which serialized in Margaret in 1963.


Hideko Mizuno discovered manga very early: at the age of 8 she read the manga Shin Takarajima by Osamu Tezuka as well as his book Manga Daigaku which teaches the basics of manga creation, thanks to these two books, she took Tezuka as a model and decided to become a mangaka.


In March 1955 when she was about to leave junior high for work, not wishing to go to high school, she received a letter from Maruyama, an order for a board and two illustrations for the magazine Shojo Club, Hideko Mizuno was then 15 years old.


In 1956 Hideko Mizuno went to Tokyo for the first time where she met Tezuka, she then decided to become a full-time mangaka.


Hideko Mizuno notably adapted two films in manga form, with Sabrina adapted in the manga Sutekina cora and The Quiet Man adapted as Akage no scarlet.


Hideko Mizuno created Harp of the Stars in 1960, a love story drawing from Norse mythology.


Hideko Mizuno was a fan of progressive rock such as Pink Floyd.


Hideko Mizuno was inspired by Hollywood romantic films like those featuring Audrey Hepburn.