Birth:May 12, 1949
Hometown:Omuta City, Japan
Moto Hagio is considered a founding mother of modern shoujo manga. She is also a member of the Year 24 Group. Moto Hagio made her professional debut in 1969 at the age of 20 with her short story Lulu to Mimihttps://anilist.co/manga/116322 in Nakayoshi. Later for Shogakukan Publishing she produced a series of short stories for various magazines. Two years after her debut she published 11gatsu no Gymnasiumhttps://anilist.co/manga/107023/11 a short story which dealt openly with love between two boys at a boarding school. The story was part of a larger movement by female manga artists at the time which pioneered a genre of girls comics about love between young men. In 1974 Hagio developed this story into the longer Thomas no Shinzouhttps://anilist.co/manga/39152. She was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1976 for her science fiction classic 11nin Iruhttps://anilist.co/manga/48752 and her epic tale Poe no Ichizokuhttps://anilist.co/manga/34305.