Nico Tanigawa (谷川ニコ Tanigawa Nico) is a pseudonym for the author and artist of the manga WataMote. They have worked on several other manga, such as Kuzu to Megane to Bungaku Shoujo Nise, Number Girl, and Write Shimai. Not much is known about them. The author is the one depicted with glasses. Apparently, the artist is left-handed. According to the interviews, they met by working for the same company. They started doing dōjins before making the full-fledged manga Chokku! They claim to not be a romantic couple.
They are very private and do not release much in the way of personal details including pictures. The author jokingly refers to himself as "Ikko" in interviews when he is alone. During a convention, they went as far as to wear cat masks hide their identities.
From time to time they release some anecdotes about their lives, especially in their Omakes. They depict themselves as the Author wearing glasses and the Artist having droopy eyes.
- June 4, 2019: interview with the author. A translation from the first part and second part provided by watamote.com. In this interview, he refers to himself as "Ikko" since he is alone. He does suggest that the story of Tomoko developed over time.
|Female Characters||Tomoko Kuroki | Shiki Futaki | Anna Haruna | Shizuku Hirasawa | Akari Iguchi | Hikari Itō | Megumi Imae | Asuka Katō | Kayo | Kotomi Komiyama | Mrs. Kuroki | Koharu Minami | Miyazaki | Nagi | Miho Narita | Yū Naruse | Hina Nemoto | Ogino | Akane Okada | Reina | Fūka Sasaki | Kiko Satozaki | Sayaka | Yuri Tamura | Mako Tanaka | Emiri Uchi | Masaki Yoshida|
|Male Characters||Tomoki Kuroki | Aomatsu | Art Teacher | Hatsushiba | Homeroom Teacher | Jun Ishimine | Kakinuma | Yoshinori Kiyota | Kosaka | Mr. Kuroki | Suzuki | Nico Tanigawa | Wada | Yocchan|
|Minor and Unnamed||Minor and Unnamed Recurring Characters|
|Manga Volumes||1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18|
|Anime Episodes||1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | OVA|