13 Popular Light Novel Artists that Draw Hentai

It’s common for manga artists to have started their careers drawing hentai, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that some of the most popular light novel artists have done the same.

Light novels are relatively young compared to manga, but as the medium grows in popularity, we’ll learn more about our favorite illustrator’s sexy pasts. For now, here are a handful of light novel artists that have drawn hentai.

 

1HIMA – Accel World

Accel World is HIMA’s online mainstream work.

Other mainstream work: None

2Hisasi – Netoge no Yome wa Onna no Ko Janai to Omotta?

Hisasi is the latest h-artist to crossover into the mainstream, but they still maintain an hentai based career.

Other mainstream works: Masou Gakuen HxH

 

3Miyama-Zero – Highschool DxD

Miyama-Zero began their career as an illustrator for eroge companies 130cm and Whitesoft, with Princess Bride being their most known work. While they no longer draw eroge or erotic doujinshi, they do write eroge scenarios as ‘Mayaseromi.’

Other mainstream work: The Ambition of Oda Nobuna

 

4Yuu Asaba – Absolute Duo

Absolute Duo is Yuu Asaba’s only active project, and they no longer provide illustrations for eroge.

Other mainstream works: None

5Yui Haga – Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test is Yui Haga’s most popular work, and they spend most of their time illustrating for eroge or publishing various doujinshi drawings.

Other mainstream work: Astarotte no Omocha / Sakura*Nadeshiko

6Sakura Hanpen – Bladedance of the Elementalers

Sakura Henpen’s career largely consists of drawing eroge.

Other mainstream works: None

7Hiro Suzuhira – Akikan!

Hiro Suzuhira spent most of their career working for eroge company Navel, and illustrated series like Shuffle! and Soul Link. They are now a freelance artist, and still maintain a career in the eroge industry.

Other mainstream work: Ginban Kaleidoscope

8Kobuichi – Aria the Scarlet Ammo

Kobuichi maintains a career illustrating light novels, eroge, and writing erotic fiction. They have a busy schedule! Most of their eroge work is done for Yuzusoft.

Other mainstream works: Is this a Zombie?

9Sikorsky – Campione!

Campione! is the only successful mainstream title Sikorsky has worked on. A majority of their titles are hentai and a couple of eroge.

Other mainstream works: None

10Namaniku ATK – Chaika – The Coffin Princess

Namaniku ATK works for Nitroplus, and their projects range for all-ages titles to hentai. They also publish their own erotic doujinshi.

Other mainstream works: None that they have led.

11Noizi Ito – The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Noizi Ito got their start working for the eroge company UNiSONSHIFT before making the leap to light novels. They also maintain their own doujin circle, Fujitsubo-Machine.

Other mainstream works: Shakugan no Shana

 

12Kantoku – The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat

Kantoku started out drawing for various eroge, but have since transitioned to a mainstream career working in the light novel and anime industries.

Other mainstream works: Qualidea Code One RoomMagical Suite Prism Nana

13Eiji Usatsuka – The Familiar of Zero

Eiji Usatsuka’s background is odd. While drawing eroge under the name ‘Sawagani,’ he took on a side job drawing The Familiar of Zero. His original employers noticed that the artwork between Eiji Usatsuka and Sawagani was similar, which caused him to lose his job drawing eroge.

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