Moyoco Anno, a Tokyo native, was born on March 26, 1971. She is well-known as one of the most prominent figures in Japanese women's comics, as well as for her famous fashion designs and work as a fashion writer. Her manga and books have become very popular among Japanese young women. Though she generally produces manga for ladies, Sugar Sugar Rune, aimed at primary school-aged girls, is her most popular work in the west. She was voted the eighth most popular manga artist among girls and thirteenth overall in a recent Japanese poll.
The majority of her works, including SAKURAN, Hataraki-Man, and Sugar Sugar Rune, have been adapted for film or television. Anno won the prestigious Kodansha Comics Prize in 2005 for his comic Sugar Sugar Rune.