Birth:Dec 2, 1959
Home town:Tokyo, Japan
In 1979 Hosono made his debut with Crusher Joe while he was a student at Keio University. Around the same time he joined the Studio Nue as an animator. He has had stories published in the manga anthology series Petit Apple Pie. He is the author of Gallery Fake and Tar as well for which two he won Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga in 1996.