Blood type: A
Was born as Mari Nakai, or 中井 真里
She graduated with a degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University. She started her career as a mangaka while working as an office lady. Known as a social mangaka, she often hangs out with close friends Megumi Mizusawa, Miho Obana, and Ai Yazawa. Her debut work was in 1984 with a yomikiri (short story) called "Radical Romance" in Ribon Original magazine. The artist has since produced a string of fan-favorite titles, including Quartet Game, Handsome na Kanojo (Handsome Girl), Marmalade Boy, and Random Walk. Many of her titles are available throughout Europe and Asia.
Likes the movie, "Practical Magic"
Watching soccer games
Bead-based fashion designs