This week I will focus on Noizi Ito.
Noizi Ito has worked on a number of well known series, such as Shakugan no Shana and the Suzumiya Haruhi light novels. Her work really brought both of these worlds alive
Currently she is 36, though she has been drawing and creating characters since since middle school. She believes that girls are most attractive when they are on the cusp of maturity and thus mostof her characters tend to be high school girls.
Besides just light novels Noizi has also worked on several Novel Games for UNiSONSHIFT. The first, and a personal favorite of mine, was Nanatsuiro Drops. I have played that game a couple of times now, and I really feel that Noizi’s art it is a big part of what makes the game. Each of the character’s design’s is clearly lovingly crafted and helps accentuate each character’s personality. I loved the heroine Akihime, and her magical girl-esq adventure.
With UNiSONSHIFT she has also done work on Alice Parade, released in 2007, and Flyable Heart, released in 2009, Peace@Pieces, Forget Me Not, and also Komorebi ni Yureru Tamashii no Koe.
I love Nozi’s designs. Each character feels alive, and her art brings a lot to every universe it has appeared in. There is a lot to learn from her about making distinct characters.
You can check out some of Ito Noizi’s work in the upcoming title The Guided Fate Paradox, which is due to release in the US in November by Nippon Ichi. You can also get the Suzumiya Haruhi art book “Haruhi-ism” now in english from Udon Press.
Posted on Thursday, September 12th 2013