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 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- She worked as an assistant for Yoko Matsushita's "Descendants of Darkness" manga series.
- She has represented herself in the Akatsuki no Yona manga as both a llama and a meerkat.