Born and raised in Kyoto, Akane liked drawing pictures, writing stories, making things, and dreaming since her childhood. In her daily life, she often grieved the troubles of human relations and the self-harming acts of her friend.

The character Ne-zoo was born when she began the sale of the small picture book and postcard in Osaka. Ne-zoo is a boy mouse and a gentle character with big ears. The big ears had a mysterious ability to take in somebody’s strong emotions. She had no one to turn to. Therefore she wanted to give a hurt friend gentleness. The reason why she chose the animal of a small mouse is that she wanted to express that she gives big love with a small body because her small body resembles a small mouse.

After graduation, she went to Tokyo. But she was exhausted from busy work and complicated human relations. It was one warm telephone call from her first boss that helped her overcome her exhaustion. It was the moment when she was wrapped in the big gentleness of her first boss that she understood her sorrow and pains. Then she focused on a painting which featured the theme of gentle time, because she wanted to remember that feeling. And she wishes the painting leads others to a gentle action. When you feel gentleness by somebody, the person can feel warm from it. The person who received it becomes able to be gentle this time. And somebody who received it connects gentleness to somebody again. It may be idealism but a gentle chain is born and she hopes that that gentleness will arrive to somebody’s suffering. She believes the gentleness is big power. And she is saved by gentleness in daily life. The gentleness that she received leads to an action to express in her pictures and stories.