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Vivi’s Profile

Vivi Couto

Born in El Tigre, Anzoategui, Venezuela

I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t watching anime! Ever since my first encounter with Pokemon, I knew I wanted to join the world of Japanese manga. But it was soon after moving to Porto, Portugal, when I first encountered Naruto, that I started planning my new life in Japan.

At university in Portugal, I juggled studying Multimedia Art and Design with learning Japanese in my spare time. My life then forever changed when I won a scholarship to study a Master’s Degree in Manga with the Kobe Design University in Japan. After submitting my thesis comparing “American comic heroes with Japanese manga Shonen heroes”, I finally realized my dream by joining the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® editorial team. I love working with artists from all over the world so let’s make some amazing manga together! 

Favorite manga: Sailor Moon; Card Captor Sakura; Inuyasha; Naruto; Fullmetal Alchemist.

Favorite movie: The Harry Potter series

Favorite band: Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin and Sound Horizon

Favorite quote: “You have got two legs, so stand up and keep walking” – Full Metal Alchemist