Asu is Raffaella Contato. Born in Bolzano, lives in Venice, Italy. Graduated in Egyptology. She's an illustrator and comic artist since 2002: birth's year of "asubox.com", her original website. Got the special manga prize at Torino Comics 2003 with the original short story "Anouk" and the honorable mention at Torino Comics 2004 with "Codename: Magical Girl Kooky". Actually working on a project called "2FindU" in which Namie Hoshiko is the original main character.