Kayono has been accused of plagiarism. One accusation has been that she copied and traced famous Calvin Klein ads, as well as scenes from a yaoi series by TAKASHIMA Kazusa.
However, Calvin Klein hasn't sued her and she won the lawsuit brought against her by TAKASHIMA Kazusa.
She is daughter of Ide Chikae. Writes some other shojo series and yaoi under the name "Atomu".