Her early fascination was with manga, especially the works of artists Hayao Miyazaki, Yuu Watase, Ai Yazawa and Osamu Tezuka.
She never doubted that she'll be a manga artist after she graduates high school.
Born and raised in the countryside of Japan (wooo rice fields!!) , Kris moved to Hong Kong (oooooh concrete!!) at the age of nine. She spent two years of high school in New Zealand where she discovered worlds outside manga, particularly inspired by the art of Maori tattoos, the imaginative and sometimes eerie works of Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. She moved to Hawaii in 2006.
First wave caught back in 2009.
Her favorite comfort food is pho, any kine soup and rice balls with mentaiko.
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