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Yumi Hotta is a Japanese , born in , in 1957.

Hikaru no Go, Vol. 21

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Yumi Hotta (Author of Hikaru no Go, Vol. 1)

Yumi Hotta received the runner-up award for the 2nd Annual Story King Awards for Best Storyboard. Her winning story, KOKONOTSU NO HOSHI was changed to HIKARU NO GO. In 1999, she teamed up with Takeshi Obata and the series began. Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with CYBORG JI-CHAN G. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major works include HIKARABITO DENSETSU and MASHIN BOUKENTAN LAMP-LAMP.

Yumi Hotta received the runner-up award for the 2nd Annual Story King Awards for Best Storyboard. Her winning story, KOKONOTSU NO HOSHI was changed to HIKARU NO GO. In 1999, she teamed up with Takeshi Obata and the series began. Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with CYBORG JI-CHAN G. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major works include HIKARABITO DENSETSU and MASHIN BOUKENTAN LAMP-LAMP.

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Yumi Hotta
Born 1957
Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist
Notable works Hikaru no Go
Awards 45th Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga - Hikaru no Go

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Yumi Hotta received the runner-up award for the 2nd Annual Story King Awards for Best Storyboard. Her winning story, KOKONOTSU NO HOSHI was changed to HIKARU NO GO. In 1999, she teamed up with Takeshi Obata and the series began. Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with CYBORG JI-CHAN G. The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major works include HIKARABITO DENSETSU and MASHIN BOUKENTAN LAMP-LAMP.

Hotta is best known as the author of the best-selling manga and anime series , about the game of that is widely credited for the late 90s-2000s boom of the game in Japan. The idea behind Hikaru no Go began when Yumi Hotta played a of go with her father-in-law. She thought that it might be fun to create a manga based on this traditional board game, and began the work under the title of Nine Stars , named for the nine "star points" on a go board. She later worked with (the illustrator) and (5-, the supervisor) in the creation of . She won the 2000 and the 2003 for .