Guest of Honor

AnimeFest 2017 - Thursday, August 17th - Sunday, August 20th, in the Dallas Arts District

Arina Tanemura
Arina Tanemura was born in Aichi Prefecture Japan in 1978. She is one of Japan's top Shojo Mangaka (Girls' Manga Artist).

Ms. Tanemura debuted in 1996 in Shueisha’s Ribon Original June edition. Her debut piece was titled Nibanme no Koi no Katachi, often translated as The Style of the Second Love.

Some of her earlier works include Phantom Thief Jeanne and Full Moon O Sagashite. These have been adapted into television anime series and have been broadcast worldwide. Other popular manga include The Gentlemen’s Alliance Cross, Sakura Hime, Time Stranger Kyoko, I.O.N, as well as Idol Dreams. These titles and more are published by Viz.

Additionally, Ms. Tanemura drafted the original character designs and art for the popular game based franchise, Idolish 7.
Ms. Tanemura is currently collaborating on a joint work with Yui Kikuta titled Shunkan Lyle published monthly in ZeroSum.

The following are primarily in Japanese only, however for those curious to learn a bit more about Ms. Tanemura...
You can read her blog on Ameba's Ameblo.
You can follow her personal account on Twitter at @arinacchi.
You can find her official account on Twitter at @Tanemura_Arina.


On a more personal note, Ms. Tanemura has 2 adorable pet cats (Riku and Kai), loves Anime songs, and thoroughly enjoys meeting with fans.

This will be AnimeFest's third time to host Arina Tanemura.
And we hope you are as excited as we are to welcome her back!!

Read more about Ms. Tanemura's list of works on Anime News Network, My Anime List, and AniDB.