Born in Mie Prefecture. In 2010, TANAKA made her debut after receivingthe grand prize of the ITAN (Kodansha) 1st Super Character Comics Awards for Mabataki wa Sorekara (A Wink Comes Later). Her work Chijo wa Pocket no Naka no Niwa (The Land Is a Garden in Your Pocket) was widely acclaimed by the mass media. Sennen Mannen Ringo no Ko (Apple Children of Aeon) began to be serialized in ITAN (no. 7) in December 2011. Recently, a second volume of TANAKA's short works, titled Dare ga Sore o (Who Did That),was also published.