|Known for||Log Horizon, Maoyū Maō Yuusha|
Mamare Tōno (橙乃 ままれ, Tōno Mamare), real name Daisuke Umezu (梅津 大輔, Umezu Daisuke) is a Japanese author of light novels and manga. He has written the series Log Horizon and Maoyū Maō Yūsha, both series have been adapted into anime. He is also the author of a manga series titled Trattoria After School (放課後のトラットリア, Hōkago no Trattoria).
In 2015, Tōno was charged with tax evasion for reportedly violating the Corporate Tax Law. Reports claim that Tōno: "allegedly failed to file 120 million yen (around US$996,438) in royalties from the printed versions of his MAOYU and Log Horizon novels for his income tax report in a three-year period ending the previous year. According to the prosecutor's office, Touno owes the Japanese government 30 million yen (around US$249,114) in taxes." Some time after, the author apologized to his fans and stated in his official website that he filed and paid back his taxes, concluding the investigation.
- The Asahi Shimbun (2015-04-15). "ライトノベル作家を脱税容疑で告発東京国税局：朝日新聞デジタル" [Light Novel Author Found Guilty of Tax Evasion]. 朝日新聞デジタル (in Japanese). Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- "Log Horizon Author Mamare Touno Charged With Tax Evasion". Anime News Network. 2015-04-13. Retrieved 2015-04-13.
- "Log Horizon Author Mamare Tōno Issues Statement Regarding Tax Evasion Charges". Anime News Network. 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
- Official website
- "Log Horizon" Author Answers 4Chan Readers' Questions, October 22, 2013