Hidenori Kusaka is the writer for VIZ Media's Pokü¾Ž–”¼mon Adventures. Running continuously for over 20 years, Pokü¾Ž–”¼mon Adventures is the only manga series to completely cover all the Pokü¾Ž–”¼mon games and has become one of the most popular series of all time. Kusaka is currently working on the 14th story arc, Pokü¾Ž–”¼mon: Sun & Moon. In addition to writing manga, he also edits children's books and plans mixed-media projects for Shogakukan's children's magazines. He uses the Pokü¾Ž–”¼mon Electrode as his author portrait.

Mato was born in Aichi Prefecture on November 27. Her astrological sign is Sagittarius. Her first manga story, New Year X-mas, appeared in 1993 in the magazine Shonen Sunday. Her best-known works include the title Nightingale.