Ai Yazawa Resumes Drawing of Nana Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
Tomo Kimura, the English translator of Ai Yazawa's NANA shōjo manga, reports that Yazawa has confirmed her full recovery and return to the manga on the manga's mobile website. Yazawa fell ill this past year and recently underwent an operation, but she has since been recuperating. The slice-of-life manga's serialization has been on hiatus from Shueisha's Cookie magazine since the August issue (on sale June 26), but it has returned with its 70th installment in the recently published January issue (on sale November 26). The manga's much-anticipated return had been announced and delayed at least three times.
To mark the occasion, the current issue of Cookie features a NANA cover illustration (pictured to the right), a full-color opening for the current 40-page installment, a mail-away offer for a NANA Tosho gift card, and a NANA Christmas postcard.