Blood type: 0
Birth place: Kumamoto, Japan
She made her professional debut in 1983 with Sansaro Monogatari in LaLa, and has written primarily for the publisher Hakusensha. She is noted for her works of science fiction and her art style, and is also known for her illustrations of tarot cards called the Miracle Tarot deck.
The first runner up of Puff magazine's New Artist Award in 1985. She received the 2002 Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo for Kaguyahime. Her Himitsu - Top Secret has been recommended twice by the Japan Media Arts Festival jury in 2007 and 2008. It has also been listed on the Tohan charts four times as of May 2009.