Yazawa, Ai

Yazawa, Ai

Given name: あい
Family name: 矢沢
Birthday: Mar 7, 1967
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Born in Osaka.
Zodiac: Pisces
Blood Type: B

Raised in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture, Yazawa grew up with ambitions to become a fashion designer, and as a youth enrolled in the Osaka Mode Academy, one of Japan's most competitive fashion schools.

In 1985, Yazawa made her manga debut in the pages of the monthly girl's anthology RIBON with the title 15th Year. While her tales focused on young love, but what captivated readers was her stunning sense of design. Since then she has gone to pen eleven more titles and has sold more than 100,000,000 books in Japan alone. Her title NANA was an international sensation, spinning off multiple movies, animated TV series, was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award in 2002, and even inspiring talents such as Gwen Stefani. Paradise Kiss has been translated into 10 languages and is considered her defining work.
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Gokinjo Monogatari
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Gokinjo Monogatari the Movie
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Nana
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Nana Recaps
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Tenshi Nanka ja Nai
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Ballad made Soba ni Ite
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Gokinjo Monogatari
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Kagen no Tsuki
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Marine Blue no Kaze ni Dakarete
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Nana
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Tenshi Nanka ja Nai
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Usubeni no Arashi
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Current Condition of Manga NANA's Author Revealed

According to J-Cast, Josei Jishin magazine caught and interviewed Yazawa Ai when she returned home from the hospital. She said she is getting a lot better than befor...read more

Publication of Manga NANA Suspended Due To a Sudden Illness of the Author

The new thread on this topic is below. Current Condition of Manga NANA's Author Revealed #========================================== According to Oricon, Yazawa...read more


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10 Best Life Advice Quotes from the Characters of NANA

10 Best Life Advice Quotes from the Characters of NANA

Life is messy—and those with the best life advice tend to have experienced the biggest messes. Take a leaf out of the the pages of of NANA and take a look at these words of wisdom straight from the imagination of Yazawa Ai-sensei!
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ellextanner | May 27, 7:19 PM
11 YEARSSSSS :(((


devinder | May 25, 11:38 AM
Eleven years.


chrisedmonds | Apr 14, 7:18 AM
someone update when nana gets another anime adaptation, or she has a new anime. not much of a manga man, but her content was very real like honey and clover


mnemosyna | Apr 9, 5:26 AM
just finish the goddamn manga


Taz_ | Mar 28, 12:57 AM
Absolutely GOATED, even if she will never finish Nana


Catalano | Mar 24, 1:56 PM
in may 2020 it will be 11 years without NANA, so sad


biskys | Mar 17, 11:33 PM
i miss you.<3


emilyluna | Jan 9, 5:22 AM
I just finished reading the entire Nana manga... Please let this be the year for chapter 85 to be published I need to know what happens


ZJude | Jan 2, 4:12 PM
Goat.


watanetsuko | Oct 31, 2019 10:02 AM
we miss you, please come back!


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