Insufficient Direction ~ Paperback ~ Moyoco Anno
Hideaki Anno is the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion - the multimillion DVD seller than led to the Cartoon Network launching an anime block called Toonami. His Evangelion films are distributed theatrically globally by Warner Bros, each averaging GBP39 million in US box office sales: the highest for any Japanese animated movie. With Insufficient Direction, Moyoco Anno details her husband's life as a director, while detailing how he evolved from a sci-fi obsessed nerd to an international curator of Japanese pop culture.Author BiographyTokyo native Moyoco Anno was born March 26, 1971. Known as one of the major names in Japanese women's comics, she is equally known for her iconic fashion designs and as a fashion writer. Her manga and books have attained considerable opularity among young women in Japan. Though she primarily writes manga for women, her most popular title in the west is Sugar Sugar Rune, which was targeted at primary school-aged girls. In a recent Japanese poll, she was voted the eighth most popular manga artist among females and thirteen in the general category. Most of her works have been adapted for film or TV, including SAKURAN, Hataraki-Man, and Sugar Sugar Rune. In 2005, Anno's Sugar Sugar Rune won the comic artist the prestigious Kodansha Comics Award.