Wataru Yoshizumi

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Wataru Yoshizumi
Born (1963-06-18) June 18, 1963 (age 55)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Area(s) Manga artist
Notable works
Handsome na Kanojo
Marmalade Boy
Ultra Maniac

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 yomikiri (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,[citation needed] and is a good friend of fellow manga artists Naoko Takeuchi, Ai Yazawa, Miho Obana, and Megumi Mizusawa.

As of 2011, Yoshizumi has had works serialized in Ribon, Chorus, and Margaret.


This tankōbon contains three early short stories. Along with the title story, the other stories are "Another Day" and "Heart Beat".
Several volumes of this series include some more early short stories, including Wataru's debut work, "Radical Romance".


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