The official website for manga creator You Asagiri (Yu Asagiri) has announced that Asagiri passed away on October 27, 2018 after being unable to recover from severe pneumonia. She was 62 years old at the time of her passing.
Asagiri debuted in 1976 with the Hikari Mezashite Tondeike manga. Her other works include Nana Iro Magic, Konna Panic, Golden Cain, Midnight Panther, Sotsugyō Shashin, Onee-san no Jijou, Hitomi no Giwaku, Hitomi no Honne, Gogo no Ihoujin, and Cash Connection.
Nana Iro Magic won a Kodansha Manga Award at the 11th awards in 1987.