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Wataru Yoshizumi (吉住渉 Yoshizumi Wataru?) is a Japanese mangaka. 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 mangaka 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 mangaka,[citation needed] and is a good friend of fellow mangakas Naoko Takeuchi, Ai Yazawa, Miho Obana, and Megumi Mizusawa.[1]

Yoshizumi currently (as of 2007) has her works published in both Ribon and Chorus.


  • Quartet Game
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".
  • Marmalade Boy (8 volumes)
  • Kimi Shika Iranai (I Don't Need Anyone But You) (2 volumes)
  • Mint na Bokura (We Are Mint) (6 volumes)
  • Random Walk (3 volumes)
  • Ultra Maniac (5 volumes)
  • Datte Suki Nandamon (Because I Love You) (2 volumes)
  • "PxP" (one-shot)
  • "Happiness" (one-shot)
  • "Baby It's You" (one-shot)
  • Cherish (1 volume)
  • Spicy Pink
  • Cappuccino


  1. Wataru Yoshizumi at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia. Accessed 2007-08-22.

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