Shiho Enta

Illustrator - Japan
I am an illustrator. I have designed many book covers starting with “Another” (Yukito Ayatsuji / Kadokawa Shoten). An e-book featuring the first 198 illustrations I challenged in “Hana to Yume” (a novel by Tow Ubukata, serialized in newspapers) is currently on sale by Kadokawa Shoten.


About Me

Shiho Enta

Illustrator / Japan

I was born in Akita Prefecture in 1979. I graduated from the Faculty of Education and Culture of Akita University. After graduation, I worked as a teacher for three years, and in 2005, I got married and moved to Saitama Prefecture. After that, I started taking on illustration jobs little by little, and now I am here. I gave birth to my first child in 2011. We are a family of four with my 14-year-old pet cat and my husband.

My job until now has mostly consisted of book covers for the bigger part, manga, illustrations, and others. I also cover a lot of genres, from common literature to children’s books and light novels.

I am planning to publish an image collection from Shinshokan next spring.

(written in 2013)


  • Creator NameShiho Enta
  • GenreIllustration
  • GenderFemale
  • Date of BirthPrivate
  • Blood TypeA
  • Zodiac SignSagittarius


    Work Environment

    Windows7 (64bit) / Intel(R)Core(TM)i5 CPU / 2.67GHz 6GB RAM
    Monitor: FlexScan S1921-SH
    Tablet: Wacom intuos3
    As for software, I use Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Corel Painter 7J.
    I’d like to make some upgrades.


    I aim for pictures the viewers won’t want to stop looking at. Especially when it’s a cover illustration, I want to make it meet the eyes of the customers standing at the shop front no matter which direction they are looking from. I also try to make the covers in a way that one can only fully grasp it after having read the book.

    I draw the parts of the face and hair in greater detail, and I prefer to use darker colors.
    Someone described my pictures with the following: “Girls with eyes so clear that you could peek into their hearts.” Ever since, I’ve been using these words to introduce my pictures.

    Doujin Activities

    I also make doujinshi and original goods, and I participate in the Comitia display and sale events. Dite is an illustrator ( and also my friend of 10 years, and we have a common page called techicala (, where we have published 20 doujinshi.

    Latest News

    Hana to Yume Electronic Visual Ver.

    The Pillow Book was written a little more than 1,000 years ago by Sei Shonagon. What could it be that made her write it? Here comes a historical novel depicting the culture of the imperial court in the Heian period and the life of Sei Shonagon in a beautiful, yet heart-shaking way!

    I challenged myself with the illustrations in “Hana to Yume” (written by Tow Ubukata), a novel serialized in newspapers. In order to be able to express the graceful world of the imperial court as seen through the eyes of Sei Shonagon, I drew one illustration a day, and even though I went through trial and error, I still drew them with enjoyment. I payed particular attention when drawing the cold beauty of Empress Teishi, whom Sei Shonagon serves and feels great respect and affection toward. I did struggle with motifs that I wasn’t used to drawing, such as men and props, so in that aspect I gained a lot through this job.
    The electronic book featuring all the 198 illustrations, “Hana to Yume Electronic Visual Ver.” has been published by Kadokawa Shoten.

    Kindle Ver.

    My illustrations are also being used on the site and in the PV. By all means, please take a look!

    ---Magazines that Serialized Hana to Yume---
    Gifu Shimbun / Ehime Shimbun / Fukui Shimbun / Daily Tohoku Shimbun / Fukushima Minpo / Akita Sakigake Shinpo / Niigata Nippo Evening Paper

    Work History


    * Tokuma Shoten / Tatsumiya Hotel - Mahou no Yoru / written by Saki Murayama
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Another Episode S / written by Yukito Ayatsuji
    * Tokuma Shoten / Tatsumiya Hotel / written by Saki Murayama
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Nozokime / written by Shinzo Mitsuda
    * Takarajimasha / Yureru / written by Yumiko Hayashi
    * Takarajimasha / Shichinen Matenai - Kanzen Hanzai no Onna / written by Shuji Katsura
    * Kobunsha / REM / concept by Keiji Inafune, created by Mizuru Nito
    * Takarajimasha / Ochiru / written by Yumiko Hayashi
    * Gentosha / Tooku de Zutto Soba ni Iru / written by Kyoko Inukai
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Satsujinki - Gyakushuhen / written by Yukito Ayatsuji
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Saigo no Kioku / written by Yukito Ayatsuji / alternate cover
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Gankyu Kitan / written by Yukito Ayatsuji / alternate cover
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Another (vol.1)(vol.2)/ written by Yukito Ayatsuji
    * Mikasa Shobo / Tatsumiya Hotel - Mayoi Neko / written by Saki Murayama
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Satsujinki - Kakuseihen / written by Yukito Ayatsuji
    * Kodansha BOX / DEUSLAYER / written by Shinseiki
    * Shinchosha / Tenshi no Horo / written by Gen Nakamura
    * Kadokawa Bunko / Freaks / written by Yukito Ayatsuji
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Ushu Monotagari / written by Yukimushi Sugano
    * Shinshokan / Yuri Anthology Hirari, vol.3
    * Tokyo Sogensha / Asagao wa Mada Sakanai / written by Yoshiki Shibata
    * Shinshokan / Yuri Anthology Hirari, vol.2
    * Shinshokan / Yuri Anthology Hirari, vol.1
    * Kadokawa Shoten / Another/ written by Yukito Ayatsuji
    * Kadokawa Shoten / NO CALL NO LIFE / written by Yukako Kabei
    * Kadokawa Shoten / 14f Shokogun / written by Yukako Kabei
    * Asuka Shinsha / Small S vol.18
    (release order / titles omitted)


    * Gakugei Tsushinsha / illustrations serialized in newspaper December, 2012~ 198 images altogether / Hana to Yume / Tow Ubukata
    * Shinshokan / Novel Wings 2011 spring issue ~ 2012 fall issue / poster
    * Kodansha BOX / E-book BOX-AiR 0~5th issue / DEUSLAYER / written by Shinseiki / illustrations

    * Shinshokan / Yuri Anthology Hirari vol.5, vol.4