"Yuu Watase, also known as 渡瀬 悠宇, (born March 5, 1970 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese shōjo manga author and artist. She has created more than 80 volumes of short stories."
She received the Shogakukan Manga Award.
Yuu Watase is the writer and illustrator of the Fushigi Yûgi manga. Some of his artwork appears in the Fushigi Yûgi Ultimate Fan Guide books.