Ai Yazawa (矢沢あい Yazawa Ai) is the author of Paradise Kiss as well as many other series.
In 2009, Ai Yazawa contracted an unknown illness, putting her manga, Nana on hold. She has since, returned from the hospital, but as of late it is still unknown if Nana will return.
Ai Yazawa was born on March 7, 1967 in the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan.
Ai Yazawa had studied at a fashion school, after high school, but dropped out a year later. She began writting, and drawing manga in 1985.
In 1995, Ai Yazawa began Gokinjo Monogatari the prequel of Paradise Kiss.
Yazawa began ParaKiss, and Nana around the same time. Zipper serialized it from 1999 to 2004 with a total of forty-eight chapters. It was adapted into a TV anime in 2005, and a live-action film in 2011.
In June, 2009, Yazawa contracted an illness, which she was hospitalized for, putting her manga, Nana on hold. She returned from the hospital in April, 2010, but it is still unknown if she will continue writting, Nana.
- 15-nenme (1986)
- Love Letter (1987)
- Kaze ni Nare! (1988)
- Escape (1988)
- Ballad Made Soba ni Ite (1989)
- Marine Blue no Kaze ni Dakarete (1990-1991)
- Usubeni no Arashi (1992)
- Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai (1992-1995)
- Gokinjo Monogatari (1995-1998)
- Kagen no Tsuki (1998-1999)
- Paradise Kiss (1999-2004)
- Nana (2000-currently on hiatus)