Kou Fumizuki was born in Fukuoka. He began his career in 1995 with 'Suki to Iwanaide'. His successful serial 'Ai Yori Aoshi' ('Bleu Indigo') was first published in the magazine Young Animal in 1998 and ran until 2005. It has been made into an anime film in 2002. In 2007, he began his new serial, 'Umi no Misaki'.