Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
|Finder Series, Crimson Spell|
Ayano Yamane (やまね あやの or 山根 綾乃 Yamane Ayano) is a Japanese manga artist, known for specializing in yaoi manga. She debuted as a professional manga artist in 1996 and since then has published several yaoi series and illustrated many light novels. Ayano Yamane is known for her humour and detailed art. She is one of the top selling yaoi manga artist in Japan. Her most successful work is the Finder Series.
- Finder Series (ファインダーシリーズ Faindā Shirīzu) (Biblos → Libre Publishing, 2002-)
- A Foreign Love Affair (異国色恋浪漫譚 Ikoku Irokoi Romantan), Core Magazine, 2003.
- Artbook: Yamane Ayano Illustrations - Aya (やまねあやのイラスト集 ｢絢｣), Biblos, 2004
- Crimson Spell (クリムゾン・スぺル), Tokuma Shoten, 2005.
In 2010, Digital Manga Publishing licensed Finder Series in English. From 2007 to 2008, Kitty Media held the North American license of Crimson Spell, but in 2013 SuBLime Manga acquired the rights to publish this title. 801 Media has licensed A Foreign Love Affair.
- "Manga: Crimson Spell : Autor" (in German). Tokyopop Germany. Archived from the original on 2 November 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- Brienza, Casey (2009-02-03). "Black Sun GN - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- Aoki, Deb (March 15, 2010). "Digital Manga Reveals More About New Yaoi License, The Finder Series". About.com. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
- "Japanese Comic Ranking, June 8–14". Anime News Network. 2009-06-17. Archived from the original on 26 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
- "DMP Adds Ayano Yamane's Finder, Kazuma Kodaka's Kizuna". Anime News Network. March 11, 2010. Archived from the original on 6 September 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
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