Natsuki Takaya Quotes
Natsuki Takaya is the pen name of a Japanese manga artist best known for creating the series Fruits Basket.
Takaya was born in Shizuoka, Japan, but was raised in Tokyo, where she made her debut in 1992. Takaya is left-handed and had wanted to be a manga artist since first grade, when her sister started drawing.
Her manga series Fruits Basket was one of the top selling shōjo manga in North America. Fruits Basket has also been adapted into a twenty-six-episode anime series. In 2001, Takaya received a Kodansha Manga Award for shōjo manga for Fruits Basket.
As revealed in a sidebar of Fruits Basket, Takaya broke her drawing arm after Fruits Basket volume six was published. She had to go into surgery, and as a result, had put Fruits Basket on a brief hiatus. Takaya made a full recovery, but complained that her handwriting had gotten uglier due to the surgery.