Reine Hibiki

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Reine Hibiki
Born 15 November
Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Illustrator
Known for Maria-sama ga Miteru (illustrations)

Reine Hibiki (ひびき 玲音 Hibiki Reine?) is a Japanese illustrator, born November 15 in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. She is a graduate of Joshibi University of Art and Design Junior College. Her work includes illustrating the Maria-sama ga Miteru series of light novels.


Light novels[edit]

Hibiki is co-creator of the light novel series Karen Broadcasting Club (カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 Karenzakakōkō Karenhōsōbu?, literally "Karen Hill Highschool Cute Broadcasting Club"). The series originated in 2006 as a dōjinshi project by the circle MAGIXX, with related goods sold at that summer's Comic Market. However, by 2007 it had become a commercial publication by Shueisha. The novels' co-author is Beni Suzumoto (鈴本 紅 Suzumoto Beni?) from MAGIXX.

As of May 2009, four volumes of the light novel have been published in Japan:

Volume Title Publication Date ISBN
1 Karen Broadcasting Club (カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 Karenzakakōkō Karenhōsōbu?)[1] 2007-08-01 ISBN 978-4-08-601049-8
2 Guided Answer (カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 導かれた解答 Michibikareta Kaitō?)[2] 2007-11-01 ISBN 978-4-08-601088-7
3 Determination and Hand-mic (カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 決意とハンドマイク Ketsui to Handomaiku?)[3] 2008-03-01 ISBN 978-4-08-601134-1
4 The Anti-Principal Declaration (カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 反校長宣言 Hankōchō Sengen?)[4] 2008-06-03 ISBN 978-4-08-601169-3

Shueisha has also released one drama CD for the series:

Volume Title Publication Date ISBN
1 Karen Broadcasting Club (カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 Karenzakakōkō Karenhōsōbu?)[5] 2008-03-28 ISBN 978-4-08-901163-8


Video games[edit]



From 1994 to 1996 Hibiki was a member of the dōjinshi circle IN-FECT with Asako Takaboshi (高星 麻子 Takaboshi Asako?), who went on to become illustrator of the Hakushaku to Yōsei light novels. From 1997 onwards Hibiki has published dōjinshi through her own circle Russian Blue. Early Russian Blue works were often collaborations with other artists and based on Final Fantasy characters. More recent works include the True Colors series of rough illustrations, which are sold at each Comic Market.[8]


  1. ^ カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  2. ^ カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 導かれた解答 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  3. ^ カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 決意とハンドマイク (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  4. ^ カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 反校長宣言 (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  5. ^ "カレン坂高校 可憐放送部 ドラマCD" (in Japanese). Shueisha. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  6. ^ "Calamity Knight: Alternative" (in Japanese). GA Bunko. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  7. ^ "True Fortune official site" (in Japanese). Enterbrain, Inc. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  8. ^ Hibiki, Reine. "Comic Market 76" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

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