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Yumi Hotta (堀田 由美 Hotta Yumi, most often written as ほった ゆみ, born October 15, 1957) is a Japanese manga artist, born in Aichi Prefecture.

Hotta is best known as the author of the best-selling manga and anime series Hikaru no Go, which is widely credited for the late 90s-2000s boom of the game of go in Japan. The idea behind Hikaru no Go began when Yumi Hotta played a pick-up game of go with her father-in-law. She thought that it might be fun to create a manga based on this traditional board game, and began the work under the title of Nine Stars (九つの星 Kokonotsu no Hoshi), named for the nine "star points" on a go board. She later worked with Takeshi Obata (the illustrator) and Yukari Umezawa (5-Dan, the supervisor) in the creation of Hikaru no Go. She won the 2000 Shogakukan Manga Award[1] and the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize for Hikaru no Go.