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Wataru Yoshizumi
Author information
Name in Japanese 吉住渉
Romaji translation Yoshizumi Wataru
Gender Female
Born June 18, 1963
Tokyo, Japan
Occupations Manga artist
Known for

Wataru Yoshizumi(吉住渉 Yoshizumi Wataru) is a Japanese manga artist. She was born as Mari Nakai (中井 真里 Nakai Mari) on June 18, 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. She graduated with a degree in economics from Hitotsubashi University. Yoshizumi started her career as a Japanese manga artist while working as an office lady.

Her debut manga was a short story called "Radical Romance" that was published in 1984, in the summer issue of Ribon Original. She is known as a social manga artist, and is a good friend of fellow manga artists Naoko Takeuchi, Ai Yazawa, Miho Obana, and Megumi Mizusawa.

She is best known for Marmalade Boy and Ultra Maniac. In March 2013, Yoshizumi launched a new sequel to Marmalade Boy, titled Marmalade Boy Little.[1]

Published works[]

From To Title Magazine Status Volumes
1988 1988 Quartet Game Ribon Complete 1
1988 1992 Handsome Girlfriend Ribon Complete 9
1992 1995 Marmalade Boy Ribon Complete 8
1996 1996 Kimi Shika Iranai Ribon Complete 2
1997 1999 Mint na Bokura Ribon Complete 6
2000 2001 Random Walk Ribon Complete 3
2001 2003 Ultra Maniac Ribon Complete 5
2004 2005 Datte Suki Nandamon Ribon Complete 2
2006 2007 PxP Ribon Complete 1
2006* 2006* Cherish Chorus Complete 1
2007* 2008* Spicy Pink Chorus Complete 2
2009* 2009* Cappuccino Chorus Complete 1
2009 2012 Chitose, etc. Margaret Complete 7
2013 Marmalade Boy Little Cocohana Ongoing

* - refers to volume release date.


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