Kiriyama is moving up the ranks and now he is even appearing on television. With the new exposure means, more unusual exposure to his friends, family and classmates. Suddenly everyone seems to know what he meant when he said playing Japanese chess is his profession. But that doesn't mean he's suddenly a celebrity. But being in magazines and on TV does have its perks, as well as its drawbacks.
One of the most decorated and best-selling authors in modern day Japan. Umino is the first comic artist to win the manga grand slam, having taken theTezuka Prize, theManga Gran Prix, theKodansha Awardand theJapan Media Arts Award. She broke through with her hit seriesHoney & Clover(Viz Media). Outside of her comic work, she has provided character designs for theEden of the Easttelevision series and theFate/Grand Ordervideo game franchise.