Aoi Hiiragi

Birth:Nov 22, 1962
Years active:1984-Present
Home town:Fukuoka, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Wiki jp Wiki en Hiiragi made her manga debut with Cobalt Blue no Hitoshizuku in the manga magazine Ribon Original in 1984. Many consider stories such as Hoshi no Hitomi no Silhouette and Giniro no Harmony to be her masterpieces. However she is known for her Whisper of the Heart manga which Studio Ghibli adapted into an animated feature Her other work Baron Neko no Danshaku was also animated by Studio Ghibli and released as The Cat Returns While a sequel of sorts it is not a continuation of the story found in Whisper of the Heart. Source: Wikipedia