Kentarou Yabuki

Birth:Feb 4, 1980
Years active:1997-Present
Hometown:Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Twitter A Japanese manga artist. His mentor was Takeshi Obata the illustrator of Death Note Hikaru no Go Bakuman and Platinum End. The mangaka Shinohara Kenta is his brotherinlaw. Yabuki is best known for his series Black Cat which ran from 2000 to 2004 in Weekly Shounen Jump and later adapted into an anime. Upon its ending Yabuki expressed desire to make a sequel from the series or make its characters reappear in another work. From 2004 to 2020 he only worked as illustrator to works written by other authors most notably on To LoveRu alongside his former assistant Saki Hasemi. That was until the release of Ayakashi Triangle on the pages of Shounen Jump in 2020.