Jin Mera (米良 仁, Mera Jin), known to SNK fans as Shiroi Eiji (白井影二), is a freelance illustrator, comic book artist, and drawing teacher who was previously hired by SNK near the end of October in 1992. Her alias had originated from an alternate color palette swap of Eiji Kisaragi from Art of Fighting 2 (one of her favorite games at SNK), which led to many believing at the time that she was a male illustrator before her true gender and identity was revealed. She is best known for being the main illustrator and character designer for the Samurai Shodown series. FRONT LINE is her personal webpage.
Her art while working at SNK were stylized ink paintings, made with dynamic brush strokes and characters posed with a subtle flow of motion. She is a lover of American comics (especially X-Men) and 1/6 scale miniature crafts.
- Samurai Shodown series (1-4, RPG - promotional, 64 -character designs; 64-2 - inker)
- Samurai Shodown!
- Samurai Shodown! 2
- Fatal Fury series (2~Real Bout series)
- Fatal Fury: First Contact
- Art of Fighting series (promotional)
- Metal Slug series (main+promotional)
- The King of Fighters series (various titles - promotional)
- Savage Reign series
- Sengoku 3
- The King of Fighters - Fighting Evolution 10th - published by Futabasha; insert art