Yusaku Shibata is the author of Yoakemono. He is a former assistant of Eiichiro Oda, creator of the best-selling series One Piece.


Aside from his first serialized series, Yoakemono, Shibata has had four one-shots published:

  • Armored: released in the summer 2009 issue of Akamaru Jump (now Jump Next).
  • Meiji Hyakki Hakkôtan DENGI: appeared in the 35th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2009.
  • Enma Gavel: published in the 9th issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in 2011.
  • Yoakemono: published in 2013 in a special edition of Jump VS, this is the one-shot that would later inspire the serialized series.
  • Sahara the Flower Samurai: summer 2016