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.

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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)

Profile

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

    Creation

    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.

    Fixations

    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 (http://calamaio.gogo.tc/) and also my friend of 10 years, and we have a common page called techicala (http://techicala.web.fc2.com/), 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.

    BOOK☆WALKER Ver.
    http://bookwalker.jp/deb5b448f2-109c-4364-be66-4b62463ef969/
    Kindle Ver.
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00G6E99GA

    My illustrations are also being used on the site and in the PV. By all means, please take a look!
    http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/hanatoyume/

    ---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

    Covers

    * 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)

    Other

    ★Serialization
    * 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

    ★Manga
    * Shinshokan / Yuri Anthology Hirari vol.5, vol.4
    “Mimimikonoko”