Eiji Usatsuka



Screen Name:Eiji USATSUKA
Type: Person
Gender: Male
Given name: エイジ
Family name: 兎塚
Birthday: Aug 16,

Circle: DO-RAKU7

Born in Osaka Prefecture, Japan, is a Japanese light novel illustrator. He is notable for the illustration for the series Zero no Tsukaima. He illustrates insert images for many novels.

After university graduation he was employed as illustrator by the visual novel publisher Visual Art's using the pseudonym Sawagani (サワガニ, Japanese Freshwater Crab). As side job he made illustrations for light novels which is against the company policy. The similarity of "both peoples" designs, were however noticed and later revealed by Tōya Okano (scenario assistant for Visual Art's' Clannad) in a Dengeki G's Magazine interview article presenting Visual Art's brand Mana's game Angel Magister.


Sono Orc, Moto Yakuza nite Light Novel, 2016Illustrator
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Light Novel, 2015Illustrator
Zero no Tsukaima Light Novel, 2004Illustrator
Angel Magister Manga, 2009Art
Guren no Oujo to Zettai Kioku no Kuro Ouji Novel, 2014Art
Noblelige! Novel, 2011Art
Oomune Maou-sama no Hon Doujin, 2008Story & Art
Weekend Dragon Novel, 2014Art

Anime Staff Positions:

The Familiar of Zero TV, 2006Original Character Design
Familiar of Zero F TV, 2012Original Character Design
Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons TV, 2007Original Character Design
The Familiar of Zero: Rondo of Princesses TV, 2008Original Character Design