In a career spanning over twenty years, Moyoco Anno has charmed her readers by treading the ambiguous line between manga and fine art. Her first big hit was Happy Mania, a romantic comedy with a headstrong heroine looking to redefine the true meaning of happiness. Happy Mania is a three million bestseller, and has been adapted into a TV drama series. Her next work, Sakuran, is a manga that dramatically depicts the tragic life of a courtesan in Edo Japan. It also became a hit, and secured her place in the manga world with its multifaceted and charming protagonist. Sugar Sugar Rune is a recipient of Kodansha Manga Award. It was adapted into a TV anime series, and sold in over 40 countries. A year later, Anno wrote Hataraki Man, a manga about the realities of a woman trying to achieve balance in love and work. As her greatest hit, the first volume alone sold over four million copies, and was adapted into a TV anime and live action drama series. Along with her job as a manga artist, Anno also works as a renowned essayist, visual artist, and designer.