and treats her

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



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!!♡

i commissioned this piece from the kind and talented @mesknoxx as a companion to chapter four of my fluffy season three fix it fic – we don’t talk very much (we just fake being nice) – in which clarke and lexa attend an azgeda coronation ball. this is the artist’s rendering of the dresses they wore.


Michaela Pratt, a known badass [requested by anon]


i love these two so much

please dont be mean to my gremlin daughter she does not deserve this hate


female awesome meme; 9/10 ladies who deserve better: kira yukimura (teen wolf)
“i could set myself on fire and be noticed.


In which Kara is a certified genius that has to tone down her mind in front of others and practice it by coming up with questions to aggravate Alex, which she finds hilarious.

Many thanks to @alittlelesspain for the help :)