Makoto Tateno, an extremely prolific mangaka, debuted in 1986 with a short story in Hana to Yume magazine. She writes primarily yaoi and shoujo titles, including her well-known works Yellow, Happy Boys, and Blue Sheep Reverie. She regards her influences as Go Nagai and Osamu Tezuka. An Aries with blood type A and born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan, Makoto Tateno also writes under the penname 'Tango Shinjuku'. Her recently-translated work includes A Murmur of the Heart, available from Juné Manga.