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Kusanagi as a meerkat

Kusanagi Mizuho (草凪 みずほ Kusanagi Mizuho?) is a Japanese mangaka and the author of Akatsuki no Yona. She was born on February 3[1] in Kumatou, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. She went on hiatus for several months due to the 5.1 Kunamo earthquake on Aug. 31, 2016. She has since returned to a regular production schedule.


  • Yoiko no Kokoroe (2003)
  • Mugen Spiral (2004)
  • Game x Rush (2005)
  • NG Life (2006)
  • Kuroori-hime to Kawaki no Ou (2009 - One-Shot)
  • Akatsuki no Yona (2009 - ongoing)
  • Boku no Kotori-san (2014 - One-shot)

Aside from her official works, she has released several doujins, with the majority being of yaoi genre.


  • She and Soo-Won share the same birthday.
  • Her blood type is O.
  • According to her free talks on Mugen Spiral:[2]
    • She loves drawing.
    • Her favorite food is ramen and she prefers vegetables over meat.
    • She has a "super fetish" for voices and loves voice actors.
    • Her favorite movies are The Sound of Music, Lord of the Rings and anything by Hayao Miyazaki. 
    • She is terrible when it comes to the horror genre, especially ones with a lot of murder scenes in them.[3]
  • She says that if she is to enter Yona’s world, she would like to be Yun-Ho, as she wants a wild husband adored by everyone and free time where she can spend doing her hobbies.[4]
  • She worked as an assistant for Yoko Matsushita's "Descendants of Darkness" manga series.[citation needed]
  • She has represented herself in the Akatsuki no Yona manga as both a llama and a meerkat.



  1. Kusanagi Mizuho's Twitter
  2. Mugen Spiral Manga: Chapter 6, Page 14
  3. Mugen Spiral Manga: Chapter 3, Page 6
  4. Akatsuki no Yona Chapter 45, Page 7

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