Gender: Male Birth Place: Chiba Japan He is married to Morita Jun. The author became known in the manga world when he started a series called Otoko Ippiki Gakidaisho in 1968. The series was a big hit and the story is about Mankichi Togawa who becomes a leader of a big gang of people attracted to the way he fights. In 1973 he published ShunRai on Weekly Playboy which marked his debut in young mens magazine. In all of his works his characters include men who have strong individual traits and steadfast philosophies on life. The themes vary from politics economics yakuza gangs education system and religion and with a clearcut and dynamic style he uncovers the basic nature of man and society.