She made her manga artist debut in Ribon magazine with "Ano Natsu", and continued to serialized many of her early works in it, including Gokinjo.
In 2009, contracted an illness, which put Nana on hold. She has returned from the hospital, but as of late it is still unknown if Nana will return.
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, she wrote more than ten series for Ribon, which were published by Shueisha.
Yazawa's Gokinjo Monogatari was serialized in Ribon magazine from 1995 to 1998, right after Yazawa's previous series, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai. Gokinjo was made into a anime shortly after the manga was serialized, and aired from 1995 to 1996. Yazawa wrote an artbook titled, Welcome to the Gokinjo World featuring many artworks from Gokinjo.
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 (1999-2003)
- Nana (1999-hiatus)