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Moto Hagio

Moto Hagio was born May 12, 1949, in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture. She is one of a group of women born that year that broke into the male-dominated manga industry and pioneered the shojo (girls') movement. Hagio's Heart of Thomas , inspired by the 1964 film A Special Friendship , was one of the early entries in the shonen-ai (boys in love) subgenre. Her major works include A Drunken Dream , A, A' , They Were Eleven , and Otherworld Barbara . She's won the Japanese Medal of Honor with the...See more