No-río (Norio Yamanoi) was born in 1947 in Japan.
From 1977 to 1997, he spent ten years in France where he was director of short films; he especially realised movies for Unesco campaign. He finally returned to Japan, where he became a cartoonist. Since 1988, he has published a weekly cartoon in AERA (Japanese weekly magazine).
No-río has won several awards including in 1991 the “Bunshun Manga Sho”, the most prestigious prize for drawing in Japan. He also travels two months a year around the world to promote tolerance and peace through his cartoons.