Wataru Yoshizumi
    Wataru Yoshizumi
    Birthday: Jun 18, 1963
    Birthplace and Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
    Family name: 吉住
    Given name: 渉
    Website: http://ribon.shueisha.co.jp/data/sensei/yoshizumi_sensei.html
    Zodiac: Gemini
    Blood type: A
    Gender: Female
    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.

    Favorites:
    Blue
    Chocolate
    Likes the movie, "Practical Magic"
    Powerpuff Girls
    Tennis
    Watching soccer games
    Hobbies:
    Bead-based fashion designs
    Shopping
    Travelling

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