Inio Asano

Inio Asano, a bona fide earthling, was born in Ibaraki, Japan in 1980. In 2001 his short story "Uchuu kara Konnichiwa" (Hello from Outer Space) won the 1st Sunday GX rookie prize. Later GX published his series "Subarashii Sekai" (What a Wonderful World!). His other works include "Hikari no Machi" (City of Light), "Nijigahara Holograph", "solanin" and "Oyasumi Punpun".