Young author Aki Fuji appeared poised to making it big in the world of publishing. Her debut title, Utsubora, was being pitched about to a number of editors and at least one person felt it was set to propel her into stardom. However, before she could ever have her book published, the young woman was found dead. Aki's death has become something straight out of a mystery. Much like Utsubora, there is something more to Aki, Sakura and their relationship with an author named Misoro than meets the eye.
Born in 1979, Asumiko Nakamura is one of Japan's hidden gems. The artist has penned more than 15 titles since 2002 and has reached critical acclaim for her sensitive protrayals of romantic narratives featuring a wide range of characters - men and women, young and old. Nakamura has worked in a range of genres for an equally broad range of audinces winning recognition in almost every category - shojo, women's comics, men's comics, LGBT fiction as well as erotic fiction. Utsubora is her English language debut.