Kaori Hinata is a Japanese Artist, Illustrator and Character Designer. The overarching theme of her creative work is “The Cuteness of Antiques and Nostalgia”. She loves drawing pictures, live painting and making knick knacks in felt, ceramics and other materials.
Her breakthrough original character is called “Morris – The Cat with Antlers”. Morris is a cat boy – but he is different from the average cat because he has big antlers on his head.
Morris made his debut as a sofubi figure at STGCC2017 and has become a best-selling fan favorite around the world. Additionally the character was featured in the Medicom’s VAG (Vinyl Artist Gacha) Series 12 and again in Series 16. VAG series 20 was entirely designed by Kaori Morris has also been recently released as a Bearbrick, an oversized JAM figure and a prop version.
Her work has been featured in many exhibitions in Japan, America, Thailand and Taiwan. In addition to her own original characters, Kaori has produced collaborations with many popular properties including STAR WARS, ULTRAMAN, MAZINGER-Z, GACHAPIN & MUKKU and THE POWERPUFF GIRLS.