Chiho Saito is one of the most popular shoujo manga artist in Japan. Ms. Saito is best-known as the manga artist and original character designer for Shoujo Kakumei Utena. Her first published manga was Lady and Sword, by Coronet Magazine in 1982. She also got her
first serial in Shogakukan's Weekly Shojo Comic. Mr. Ikuhara was so moved by her work that he literally begged her to join his groups BePapas and the rest is history. The popular series Shoujo Kakumei Utena first appeared as a serial in Ciao, which is published by Shogakukan. Her past and current manga works include India Prince, Marionette, Purple Flower, Magnolia Waltz, Swan Waltz, and Lady Masquerade.