Birth:Jun 26, 1964
Hometown:Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/i/user/229166670/ After graduating from the Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering at Fukuoka University he joined the animation studio Shafthttps://anilist.co/studio/44/. There his first work as an inbetweener was on Hiatari Ryoukouhttps://anilist.co/anime/729/. Afterwards he went freelance and worked on films such as Akirahttps://anilist.co/anime/47/ and Kikis Delivery Servicehttps://anilist.co/anime/512/ before debuting as a key animator on Lupin III: Bye Bye Lady Libertyhttps://anilist.co/anime/1415/ in 1989. Him working on Studio Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/s films as an animator led to him being selected as a director for The Cat Returnshttps://anilist.co/anime/597/. A movie which remains as one of his most noted works today. In 2007 he directed his first TV series Bokuranohttps://anilist.co/anime/1690/.