Maharu Ochiai

Illustrator - Japan
Always keep trying!! I want to learn more through all kinds of activities. Looking for cooperators all year round!


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  • The Feeling of Love

    [Original/2014] Thoughts about Valentines Day and White Day season.

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  • Freestyle

    [TOM Goods Illustration/2014] An illustration for a TOM original item.

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  • The Coral of Planet Teppen

    [Original/2012] I was satisfied drawing tons of coral reefs. It's really beautiful under the sea.

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  • Games


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About Me

Maharu Ochiai

Illustrator / Japan

I live in Kanagawa Prefecture.
I work while studying illustration. I began working as an illustrator when I joined the doujin music group Kazenone-do. I try creating colorful and fun illustrations featuring girls. I am currently accepting commissions for illustration and manga work and studying hard to brush up my self-expression skills!

  • GenreIllustration
  • NationalityJapanese
  • GenderFemale
  • Birthday10/23/1993
  • RegionTokyo, Kanagawa, Japan


    ・Cover illustration for Kazenone-do's "Omoi (New Edition)"
    ・Illustrations for SUNMUSE'S "FoldingFan" sample items

    ・Two illustration cards for CAPCOM's "Blade Fantasia"
    ・Cover illustration for Kazenone-do's "Mystic" and "Ikuseiso"

    2012 and earlier
    ・Arts College High School Student Design Contest 2011, selected
    ・Arts College High School Student Design Contest 2010, two selected
    ・Arts College High School Student Design Contest 2009, judge prize
    ・Second Digital Manga Koshien, selected
    ・First Digital Manga Koshien, first prize, two selected


    What got you to start your creative activities?

    I always had an environment to draw, and the fact that I really liked to draw since I was little is my key to continuing to create to this day. After becoming a junior high school student, I started looking for differences in people, which made me want to draw even more!

    What are you particular about in your work?

    Ways of using of tools, their order, and style. I don't like following rules that were made by predecessors. Even if I have to take the long way around, I try to make things my own way. I believe that unexpected creations are born when my client's ideas merge together with my methods. This fusion is part of the fun.

    How long does your work take to create?

    If I have enough time in one day, I'm able to finish within five hours. However, for most of my work I draw when I take time from my schedule, so they take about three days.

    When do you come up with ideas for your work?

    When I watch TV or gaze at photo books.
    Ideas come to me when I feel something is ”lovely” or "kawaii."
    Antique markets are treasure troves of themes.