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Yana’s assistants

Yana’s assistants and their efforts need to be acknowledged and appreciated more by fans, so here’s a quick summary of ‘who is who’ in Team Toboso.

As of May 2017, Yana has six assistants (all female) and a history advisor.

Wakana Hazuki (2006~)

  • aka ‘Staff H’ or ‘Chief H’
  • worked on every chapter since ch.3 (2006)
  • is in charge of scene backgrounds
  • she drew the tank in Green Witch arc
  • she once misread the Kanji 「爵」 (”shishaku” → ‘Viscount’) as “koshaku” (→ ’impudent’). This made such a strong impression that  Yana’s team & Japanese fans call Druitt “Koshaku” to this day.
  • her one-shot manga “Kyouai Kakureoni” won the ‘33rd GFantasy Comic audition’ and was published in GFantasy magazine April issue in 2011
  • runs the “toboso_official” twitter account and keeps us updated on latest Kuro-related news
  • Bonus info: According to Yana, Hazuki has the cutest art style in Team Toboso.

↓ Ciel drawn by Hazuki. (it’s a parody of “Cardcaptor Sakura” btw)


7 (2008~)

  • aka ‘Staff 7′ or ‘Finishing Chief 7′
  • works as Yana’s assistant since vol.5 (Curry arc)
  • is in charge of “finishing” (uses ComicStudio)
  • is called the ‘mad dog’ of Team Toboso
  • calls Yana ‘Boss’
  • is as eccentric as Yana


Tsuki Sorano (2011~)

  • ((she must be either one of them))
  • works as Yana’s assistant since vol.13 (Campania arc)

Chiaki Nagaoka (2012~2017?)

  • aka ‘Staff N’
  • works as Yana’s assistant since vol.15 (Weston arc)
  • twitter
  • in August 2017 her manga adaptation of Chiaki Kisaki’s novel “Tonkotsu Hakata Ramens” started in GFantasy magazine (which means she’s now Yana’s manga artist colleague)
  • her editor is K-san (who is also Yana’s editor)

Sanihiko (2016~)

  • works as Yana’s assistant since vol.24 (Blue Sect arc)

Seira (2017~)

  • newest member of Team Toboso
  • works as Yana’s assistant since vol.25 (Blue Sect arc)

Riko Murakami (2012~)


Yana’s mother (2006-2011)

  • helped Yana with screentones
  • she was credited as a member of the team until 2011 (vol.12)
  • she died back in 2011
  • was Yana’s best ally and always supported her
  • RIP
  • Bonus info: When Yana was 20 or so, she threatened Yana that she’d kick her out of the house, if she didn’t immediately submit her manga to a manga publisher.

Lastly… please keep in mind that the breathtakingly beautiful & detailed backgrounds, such as this one

this

this

or this

and this

are basically all drawn by Yana’s assistants, not by Yana herself. (That’s why Yana often expresses her gratitude to her assistants on her blog/twitter!)

They contribute so much to the gorgeous art of Kuroshitsuji, their efforts really should be appreciated more!!♡

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