Born on June 8, Io Sakisaka made her debut as a manga creator with Sakura, Chiru. Her works include Call My Name, Gate of Planet and Blue. Strobe Edge, her previous work, is also published by VIZ Media's Shojo Beat imprint. Ao Haru Ride was adapted into an anime series in 2014. In her spare time, Sakisaka likes to paint things and sleep.