About the Author
At age 17, Mitsuba Takanashi debuted her first short story Mou Koi Nante Shinai (Never Fall in Love Again) in 1992 in Bessatsu Margaret magazine and now has several major titles under her belt. Born in the Shimane Prefecture of Japan, Mitsuba Takanashi now lives in Tokyo, where she enjoys taking walks, watching videos, shopping, and going to the hair salon. Her penchant for all things fashionable can be seen in her characters' hip, unconventional outfits, as well as their crazy hairstyles (note the 'do on Crimson Hero star Nobara!). Takanashi has a soft spot for the Japanese pop acts Yellow Monkey and Hide, and is good at playing pingpong.