Sato Itoh is only in 9th grade. What does she know about the world that she’s publishing anything!? That’s my default reaction to any young person doing big things. But this 14-year old won the Niigata Manga Competition (legit) in Japan three years in a row! That’s no fluke, folks. Her consistent wins was enough to get her noticed by Nakayoshi deputy editor Toshiko Suda, one of the judges of the competition, and invited to manga school program run by Kodansha. Now Kodansha is scheduled to publish her Toaru Neko-kaburi Shonen no Himitsu (Secret of a Boy Wearing Cat Headgear) in an anthology and I might gotta peep that, despite the title…

[via animenewsnetwork]


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