Top Mangaka You’d Never Guess Were Women

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Those who think to judge the gender of a mangaka by the content or art style of a given manga may be shocked to encounter some of the surprisingly female mangaka listed below.

Note that several actually write under male names – rest assured, all are confirmed as female:

Kaworu Watashiya (Kodomo no Jikan)
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Ashika Sakura (Sekirei)
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Kaneda Mario (Girls Bravo)
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Hiromu Arakawa (Full Metal Alchemist)
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Yoko Sanri (B-gata H-kei)
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Yuuto (Hanamaru Kindergarten)
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Hajime Kazu (Luck Stealer)
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Daisuke Higuchi (Whistle!)
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Tsukasa Oshika (Shoot!)
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Jiro Suzuki (Yawaraka Sangokushi Tsukisase!! Ryofuko-chan)
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Kenichi Sakura (Dragon Drive)
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Kazuki Yamato (Godhand Teru)
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Kaoru Mori (Emma)
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Kazuya Minekura (Saiyuuki Reload)
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Kei Toume (Lament of the Lamb)
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Karino Takatsu (Working!!)
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Takada Chigusa (Kami to Sengoku Seitokai)
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Yellow Tanabe (Kekkaishi)
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Iqura Sugimoto (Summer Wars Manga)
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Ayako Sato (Kindaichi Case Files)
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Norio Sakurai (Mitsudo Moe)
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Renjuro Kindaichi (Hare+Guu)
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