Tiv is a Japanese-based South Korean female illustrator and manga artist. Born in Seoul, she is a graduate of Korean University.
Since 2005, Tiv has started her career as a freelance illustrator, lending her talent to various video games such as Ragnarok Online and DJMAX. Beginning in 2007, Tiv released her first manhwa/manga title, Annyeong! -We Are Peanuts-. Perhaps her most popular manga title is Masamune-kun no Revenge, written by Takeoka Hazuki in 2012 and concluded in 2018, which spawned various products like novel and anime.
In 2010, Tiv moved from South Korea to Japan and now resides in Saitama.
Tiv's drawing style varied through years. In the beginning her style seem a lot cartoony compared to her recent works. Over time, her art tends to copy manga character design before finally embracing the style. Despite the drastic change, Tiv's signature trademark still remains, which is the wide eyes and her penchant of expressing the character's cuteness from their face expression.
Outside of DJMAX, Tiv has worked on these following titles.
- Annyeong! -We Are Peanuts- (2007-2009)
- Bokura wa Minna Ikiteiru! (2010-2012)
- Kamisama no Memo-chou (2010-2012, written by Sugii Hikaru and original characters by Kishida Mel)
- Komori Quintet! (2013-2015, written by Sugii Hikaru; spin off-sequel to the light novel series Sayonara Piano Sonata)
- Masamune-kun no Revenge (2012-2018, written by Takeoka Hazuki)
- School! Scoop? (2012-2013)
- Ao Haru! (2012, written by Uchida Shun)
- Azukete! Jikan Ginkō-cho (2009, Written by Ito Nobuki)
- Hiru mo Yoru mo, Ryōte ni Akujo-cho (2011, written by Torimura Iko)
- Ima, N Kaime no Kanojo (2016, written by Kobayashi Garu)
- Inutsuki-san (2009, written by Karabe Yosuke)
- Manga no Kami-sama (2015-present, written by Sono Ikko)
- Masamune-kun no Revenge (2013 & 2016, written by Takeoka Hazuki)
- Shitashii Kimi to no Mishiranu Kioku (2017, written by Kudo Yu)
- Shōjo Kaidan (2008, written by Fujino Chiya)
- Shugei Onna (2015, written by Nosaka Ritsuko)
- Yoshi Yume ga Kuru! (2013-2015, written by Higashi Taeko)
Anime Character Design
- Two Car
- Idol Jihen