Birth:Mar 25, 1970
Hometown:Oogaki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Freelance director originating from Toei Animationhttps://anilist.co/studio/18/. Known for having directed shows such as Mononokehttps://anilist.co/anime/2246/ Welcome to Irabus Officehttps://anilist.co/anime/6774/ and Tsuritamahttps://anilist.co/anime/12883/ among others. He was also set to serve as an assistant director to Mamoru Hosodahttps://anilist.co/staff/100067/ on Howls Moving Castlehttps://anilist.co/anime/431/ but this was later scrapped due to creative differences with Hayao Miyazakihttps://anilist.co/staff/96870/ who ended up directing the film himself.