Moto Hideyasu has quite a following. There is more than one fansite online dedicated to his various endeavors in manga, illustration, album covers, and television character design. He has worked as a freelance artist since 1990. His first manga was published in Garo in 1995. His characters are adorable and his stories often sentimental, but his manga are poisoned just enough with human anxiety and mortality to make what looks to be sappy sweey on the outside rather bitter upon ingestion.