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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Tenshi Nanka ja Nai
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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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Mohannad_O | Yesterday, 7:33 AM
Nana = masterpiece
I wish u will complete it soon :"3


CoolSDude | May 16, 6:47 AM
Nana is a masterpiece. Hope it will come to an end, one day (:


Dayan | Apr 22, 4:28 PM
i want to reread nana and paradise kiss, bu i won't because i'll cry. it's a pitty she doen't write anymore. i'll always be in love with her work.


M0M0I | Apr 15, 2:41 PM
always waiting for nana


Kidd_Vicious | Apr 10, 2:55 PM
I really miss NANA it was such a great story to me! I hope Ai will come back and finish it soon, I really wish I knew what happened to her and why she still hasn't come back.. but I hope she is doing okay now.


Reira707 | Jan 28, 2:49 PM
Please get well soon! We are waiting for Nana.But put your health first <3


RachelleMaya | Jan 22, 8:01 AM
pls get well soon, Ai-sensei....


hyuricane | Dec 11, 2016 12:23 AM
I have yet to find an anime/manga with serious romance and drama that are as good and compelling as NANA and Paradise Kiss.


AyaLawash | Aug 23, 2016 4:10 PM
nana will return back :D :D :D ..


enixela | Aug 19, 2016 8:06 PM


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