Youka Nitta is a Japanese . Although Nitta was already a fan of manga, she was introduced to yaoi manga when she was in grade five, by an older girl who was her neighbour. Her first manga story, "GROUPIE", was published by Biblos in 1997. She believes in characters not always having to be the or uke, and her has been called the first title available with a "reversible" couple in English. In 2008 it was reported that Nitta had infringed upon the copyright of advertising photographs by tracing them for illustrations in her manga ; she subsequently apologized for the misuse, as did her publisher. Nitta attended the 2002 and the 2006 but cancelled her planned appearance at the 2008 Yaoi-Con in the aftermath of the tracing scandal.
They begin to investigate a case that occurred 45 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Classics Club. The collection is titled "Hyouka".
As a child, Naze (then Kujira) was not as well known as her siblings, preferring to stay inside for the sake of her human experiments. In the field of biology, she stood head and shoulders above Medaka. She never went to school, never played, never went outside, but remained behind her desk all day, working. She forsook all luxuries, and believed that she could only create something brilliant by torturing herself. Because of this mindset, she hated the fact that she was born into prosperous circumstances. She would often fly into rages over her circumstances, only to be comforted afterwards by her siblings. However, even this familial love was no more than baggage to her. On her eleventh birthday, she ran away from home and never returned, leaving only a note with the words: "If I'm only going to be happy, then I'm better off dead." Around this time, Kujira erased her own memories, discarding all traces of her former life and taking the name Youka Naze. Naze first met Koga in their final year of middle school. During middle school, Naze was always picked on. Due to her overwhelming personality, everyone was afraid of her. However, Koga alone approached her, and asked that they do something crazy together.