Date of Birth: August 29 1986 Place of Birth: Oyama Oita Japan Zodiac: Virgo Official Websitehttp://blog.livedoor.jp/isayamahazime/ After graduating from Oita Prefectural Hitarinkou High School he matriculated in the cartoon design program of the cartoon arts department Kyushu Designer Gakuin. After graduating he moved to Tokyo and started drawing his manga works. In 2006 he applied for the Magazine Grand Prix known as MGP promoted by Kodansha Ltd. and his work Attack on Titan was given the Fine Work award. Originally he offered his work to the Weekly Shonen Jump department at Shueisha where he was advised to modify his style and story to be more suitable for Weekly Shonen Jump. He declined and instead decided to take it to the Weekly Shonen Magazine department at Kodansha Ltd. In 2008 he applied for the 80th Weekly Shonen Magazine Freshman Manga Award where his work Heart Break One was given the Special Encouragement Award. His other work orz was chosen as a selected work in the 81st Weekly Shonen Magazine Freshman Manga Award. In 2009 his first serial work Attack on Titan appeared in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine a monthly magazine. It later was awarded the Shonen category of the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in 2011.