Toboso, Yana

Toboso, Yana

Given name: やな
Family name:
Alternate names: Yanao Rock, 簗緒ろく
Birthday: Jan 24, 1984
Member Favorites: 1,515
Birth place: Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Current residence: Yokohama, Japan
Blood type: O

She writes BL manga and yaoi doujinshi under the pen-name Rock Yanao. Yana is her real first name, but Toboso is not her real surname. In reality, "Yana" and "Toboso" are both different ways to pronounce "kururu" (枢), which means "to pivot/turn."

Toboso often likes to bring up her dislike for being mistakenly called "Yana Hitsugi" by her fans, as the kanji for Hitsugi means "coffin" (柩) but looks similar in appearance for the kanji for "toboso."

Her assistants include Satorigi Akiyo, Hazuki Wakana and her editor is Kuma Takeshi, a former mangaka. She is friends with manga artist, Fujiwara Cocoa.

Yana Toboso draws herself as a devil with a black body and horns, a round white head, and a pointed tail. She has never showed a real picture of herself, so her actual appearance is unknown.

Before Volume 4, Toboso's devil had hair. Though, she later states that she had a bald spot the size of a ¥10 coin.

Twitter: @toboso_official
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Manga Author of Kuroshitsuji Deplores Moral Deterioration of the Fans

Toboso Yana posted an entry in her blog about illegal manga and anime downloaders. She often receives letters from fans writing that "I borrowed scanned manga more

ainoyami | Feb 6, 11:19 PM
I really can't imagine it has been 10 years for kuroshitsuji.
Great work then!

YonebayashiSaiko | Jan 24, 10:19 AM
hbd best girl

TaeRim | Jan 23, 11:47 AM
Happy Birthday Princess Yana! <3

shiniigami | Jan 10, 7:31 AM

ren6 | Dec 8, 2016 4:05 PM
checkeredbow said:
I was reading Black Butler vol. 11 and she said that her debut work is a series call "9th." Does anyone know anything about it? I can't seem to find any information on it.

I believe this story, like the others she mentions in that vol. of the manga, were stories that she wrote for contests (she even mentions she won prizes for two other stories), so I believe they weren't actually published in a magazine like one-shots.

checkeredbow | Oct 29, 2016 5:09 PM
I was reading Black Butler vol. 11 and she said that her debut work is a series call "9th." Does anyone know anything about it? I can't seem to find any information on it.

JoseiQueen | Sep 15, 2016 10:27 PM
Thanks for the 10 years of greatness.

TaeRim | Aug 24, 2016 12:44 AM
Yana is my favourite mangaka. She's so talented and hardworking. She's my inspiration so yeah I adore her. :c <3
I'm sad that Rust Blaster is so short... so short but still so damn good huh.

Galaxystorm | Jul 20, 2016 11:58 PM
Her afterwords never fail to bring a smile on my face XD

Hey_Its_Jei | May 16, 2016 5:15 AM
It’s interesting to see how Yana took a step away from BL with Kuroshitsuji. She seems very adamant on saying Ciel and Sebastian don’t have any romantic ties to each other in her blog and I think she really wanted to have a work that was seen in another light away from her norm. Yaoi usually has no substance or great story lines and it’s really interesting to see how deep of a story she had created. She’s one of my all time favorite mangaka.

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