Mato
    Mato
    Birthday: Nov 27,
    Given name: 真斗
    Website: http://www1.odn.ne.jp/ginta/mato/
    Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan

    She was the illustrator for the Pokémon Special manga until volume 9. She stopped drawing for the series due to an illness which left her hand weak and unable to draw, leading Satoshi Yamamoto to take over her position from volume 10 onward.