|Affiliation||Behemoth's 34 Pillar Division|
|Base of Operations||Human World|
|Previous Base of Operations||Demon World|
|Anime Debut||Episode 58|
|Manga Debut||Chapter 102|
Yata (夜刀, Yata), known as Yato in the anime with identical kanji, is a Pillar Baron of Behemoth's 34 Pillar Division.
Yata has spiked hair and gilled ears. His appearance is similar to his brother Graphel and Tojo thought him to be Graphel when they first encountered. He dresses up formally like other Pillar Baron and wears a long coat on top of his dress. He carries a sword with him.
Yata has a rather calm but cold personality and is ready to kill anyone who breaks rules and further fails to accomplish the given task. Yata is also slightly arrogant as he thought that he had defeated Toujou in an instant without checking if the delinquent had truly fallen and was shocked when the latter proved faster than he is by breaking his proclaimed supersonic sword without him noticing.
Yata's History former to the plot is unknown.
Yata first appears during the Pillar Barons' reunion in the demon world, claiming that it's better to kill as fast as possible the Demon Lord's contractor.
Akumano Academy ArcEdit
He reappears during Oga's rush in the Akumano Academy, together with Yinglong, preparing to fight Tojou. Trusting the invincibility of his Supersonic Sword, he rushes against the Tohoshinki that easily shatters it in pieces with his newly found strength. The result of the fight is unknown but is presumable that Yata lost and fled after Jabberwock's loss.
- Katana: Yata's main weapon is a katana that he always carries. He claimed that his sword is supersonic and can cut a person before they even realize it. Later Toujou broke his sword in their fight.
Powers & AbilitiesEdit
Expert Swordsman: Yata appears to favor the use of swordsmanship to fight with his attacks centered around speed and quickly slash Toujou in an instant with a move similar to Iaido.
Great Demonic Power: As a Pillar Baron, Yata is a powerful demon where he has command over the lower ranked demons.
Enhanced Speed: He is able to move very fast and was able to cut Tojo in a split second. Though Toujou proved faster as he managed to break Yata's sword without him noticing.
Although he is the brother of Graphel, he does not think much of him, telling Tojo to not use Graphel and his name in the same sentence. He dislikes his brother, calling him weak, and doesn't like being compared to him.
- (To Hidetora Tōjō) "I'm sorry but... please don't put me and my good-for-nothing brother in the same sentence."
- (To Hidetora Tōjō) "My sword is supersonic. You'll die without even realizing that you were cut."
- Yata's name originates from the snake deities Yato-no-kami in Japanese mythology, appearing in the Hitachi No Kuni Fudoki.