Yana Toboso

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Yana Toboso
枢 やな
Born (1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 35)
Other namesYanao Rock
OccupationManga artist
Years active2004–present
Notable work
Black Butler

Yana Toboso (枢 やな, Toboso Yana, born January 24, 1984) is a Japanese manga artist born in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan and currently resides in Yokohama. She has also written under the pen name Yanao Rock. She has published BL (Boys Love) works in the past[1].


  • Rust Blaster is a 2006 six-chapter manga published by Square Enix in one volume. It tells the story of a human and a vampire who both attend Millennium Academy, a school for vampires and humans. Humans are protected here, and any assault on humans will result in punishment. Al, a vampire who is the son of the headmaster, is confronted by his father with a human boy, who he must protect. The human claims that he knows when the end of the world will occur. Subsequently, two moons form in the sky, signifying the end of the world. Now the pair, along with a few allies, must work together to protect the world where their species coexist.[2]
  • Black Butler (黒執事, Kuroshitsuji) is a 2006 ongoing manga published in Square Enix's Monthly GFantasy magazine. The series follows Sebastian Michaelis, a demonic butler who is obligated to serve Ciel Phantomhive, the thirteen-year-old head of the Phantomhive noble family, due to a contract he made with Ciel stating that he must help him gain revenge on the people who humiliated him after his parents were killed and house burned. An anime adaption originally premiered in October 2008 and finished in September 2010.[3]
  • Disney Twisted Wonderland is an upcoming 2019 mobile game made by Aniplex in collaboration with Walt Disney Japan. The announcement was made by Aniplex during the AnimeJapan 2019 event. The game will center around characters inspired by villains from Disney films, and is described as a "villains academy adventure game" that will have rhythm game elements and battles. The main concept, scenario, and character designs are by Yana Toboso.[4]


  1. ^ 枢やな公式 (October 22, 2017). "ワタシはその昔BL(恋愛)メインテーマにした作品を描いていて、あまりの難しさに挫けてしまった過去があります。異性同性問わず恋愛をメインテーマにした作品は物凄くエネルギッシュなものだと思ってる。ゾンビバトルや戦車を描くより、ワタシには恋愛を描くことが難易度が高いんですよね…【枢】". @toboso_official (in Japanese). Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Rust Blaster listing". Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
  3. ^ "Kuroshitsuji Anime Confirmed to Premiere this Fall". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 23, 2008.
  4. ^ "Disney Twisted-Wonderland Game App Features Story, Designs by Black Butler Creator". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 25, 2019.

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