Birth:Mar 11, 1967
Hometown:Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Asaka joined Madhousehttps://anilist.co/studio/11/ after graduating from Osaka Designers College. There his first job was working as an assistant director for Toshio Hiratahttps://anilist.co/staff/117533/ on Phoenix: Yamato Chapterhttps://anilist.co/anime/2999/. Later he made his debut as an episode director on Yawarahttps://anilist.co/anime/691/ and soon after as a director on Popshttps://anilist.co/anime/2093. His notable works include Cardcaptor Sakurahttps://anilist.co/anime/232/ Nanahttps://anilist.co/anime/877/ Chihayafuruhttps://anilist.co/anime/10800/ and My Love Storyhttps://anilist.co/anime/20946/ among others. Many of his works take on a female perspective for the telling of the story with a feminine protagonist as the central focus. This has contributed to him becoming the main director at Madhouse for handling the more serious series featuring female characters or targeting the female market.