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Noizi Itō
220px-NOIZI Ito
Kana いとうのいぢ
Romanization Itō Noiji
Date of Birth August 9, 1977
Place of Birth Hyōgo, Japan
Gender Female
Occupation Japanese Manga and Game Artist
Works Shakugan no Shana
Haruhi Suzumiya

Noizi Itō (いとうのいぢ?) is the artist who is well known for her work as the character designer and artist and character designs for the Shakugan no Shana light novel series. She is also well-known for illustrating the Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series along with its author Nagaru Tanigawa, as well as providing the character designs for the 2012 anime, Another. She was born in August 9, 1977 and is a Japanese manga and game artist from Hyōgo, Japan. She is employed by the H-game maker UNiSONSHIFT and is a part of the circle Fujitsubo-Machine. Unlike most romanized Japanese words and names, Noizi Ito's name uses the Kunrei-shiki romanization form.

CareerEdit

Noizi Ito signature

Noizi Itō's signature

Ito first began creating characters around the time she graduated from middle school.[1] She grew up at a time when fighting games were popular with her and her classmates and developed an interest beyond just controlling the characters, in the aethestics and design of characters. After purchasing a book on breaking into the industry, Ito began going for job interviews at Osaka-based companies near to home such as Capcom. She made it past the initial round, however did not get the job and in the end found a job working for Softpal on visual novels.[2]

She has recently started a manga series called Bee-be-beat it! which was introduced in volume 1 of the Dragon Age Pure magazine. She has worked on three adult game projects for UNiSONSHIFT Blossom. The first was Nanatsuiro Drops, released in 2006, followed by the Alice in Wonderland themed Alice Parade, released in 2007, and Flyable Heart, released in 2009. She also was the artist in the adult games Peace@Pieces, Forget Me Not, and also Komorebi ni Yureru Tamashii no Koe, all under the UNiSONSHIFT label. Outside of UNiSONSHIFT, she has recently worked as one of the illustrators for Flight-Plan's DS game Shining Force Feather.

GamesEdit

UNISONSHiFTEdit

Be-reave (1999)
Wasurenagusa Forget-Me-Not (2002)
Komorebi ni Yureru Tamashii no Koe (2003)
Peace@Pieces (2004)

UNISONSHiFT BlossomEdit

Nanatsuiro Drops (2006)
Alice Parade (2007)
Flyable Heart (2009)
Kimi no Nagori wa Shizuka ni Yurete (2010)
FlyableCandy Heart (2011)

Nippon Ichi SoftwareEdit

The Guided Fate Paradox (2013)
The Guided Fate Cross Thesis (2014)

Flight-PlanEdit

Shining Force Feather (2009)

Art booksEdit

Art styleEdit

Ito stated that she enjoys drawing because "the first thing players are attracted to is the game's art". Many of these games take place in the emotionally charged world of high school and Ito draws from her own experiences.[2] Although she has designed several very successful characters, Ito stated that she draws her inspiration from anything by which she comes. She described the midpoint between a young female and adult body where it resembles their male counterparts and simultaneously are on the cusp of becoming a full-fledged woman as being the form she likes the best and enjoys drawing the most.[1] Ito stated that since all women have been high school girls at one point and enjoy reminiscing about those times, noting that "being a highschool girl is probably the best time in a girl's life." [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Interview with Noizi Ito at Sakura-Con 2010 The-O Network Online
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Japanese Schoolgirl Confidential by Ashcraft, Brian and Shoko Ueda

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