Yasuko Aoike is a mangaka mainly active in the shone ai genre (girl's manga with "beautiful boy" love stories). She debuted in 1964 with 'Sayonara Nanetto', published in Ribbon. One of her most famous serials is 'From Eroica with Love', a spy manga in which the leading character is modelled on Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. It was serialized by Akita Shoten from 1978 onwards. Aoike is also the author of several stand-alone mangas, mainly in the romance, adventure and light comedy genres.