Yumi Hotta (堀田 由美 Hotta Yumi; most often written as ほったゆみ, born 1954) is a manga artist.
She created the Hikaru no Go manga series, working along her were Takeshi Obata (the illustrator) and Umezawa Yukari (5-dan, the supervisor).
In 2000, she won the Shogakukan Manga Prize for Hikaru no Go.
Hotta's husband is Kiyonari Hotta (堀田 清成 Hotta Kiyonari), a manga artist known for manga about horse-racing. He was also well-known as a contributor to the Chunichi Shimbun where he illustrated under the pen name Yumi Hotta (ほった ゆみ Hotta Yumi), making the Yumi Hotta name famous even before Hikaru no Go. Although Yumi Hotta was in charge of the Hikaru no Go project, throughout most of the series Yumi Hotta and Kiyonari Hotta worked together as a husband and wife team.
willemien it is said that she makes cameo appearances in the Hikaru no Go manga, can anybody tell me where? (and as which caracter?) (update this page with that information and remove this comment afterwards)