Ayano Yamane (山根 綾乃, Yamane Ayano) is the author of the Finder Series. She is a Japanese manga artist, best known for writing yaoi manga. Yamane is one of the top-selling yaoi artists in Japan. In addition to writing several manga series, Yamane has also illustrated light novels. She debuted as a manga artist in 1996, and first published the Finder Series in 2002.
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