Blood Type: B
Debut work: Pajama de Ojama (1989)
Won the Shogakukan Manga Award in 1998 for Ayashi no Ceres.
Read Watase's blog in English, translated by Watase's Sorai: http://watasesorai.livejournal.com/
In 2014, she blogged that she was subject to editorial harassment while working on Arata Kangatari. She explained that her former editor would bulldoze her ideas to make room for his own and would constantly ask her to redraw scenes, which lead to immense stress and exhaustion.