Birth:Mar 6, 1965
Home town:Osaka, Japan
He grew up admiring anime such as Space Battleship Yamatohttps://anilist.co/anime/1650/StarBlazersTheQuestforIscandar/ an during highschool he started animating with his friends. He enrolled into a professional animation school after graduating but quit quickly due to being disappointed in how the lessons were conducted. He joined Studio Anime R and later Anime Rs sister Studio Mu. His first work was as InBetweener on Psycho Armor Govarianhttps://anilist.co/anime/6428/PsychoArmorGovarian/ while his debut as Key Animator was on Captain Tsubasahttps://anilist.co/anime/2116/CaptainTsubasa/. After working on Mamoru Oshiihttps://anilist.co/staff/99097/MamoruOshiis Patlaborhttps://anilist.co/anime/1095/PatlaborTheMovie/ he permanently joined Studio Production I.G. becoming known together with Hiroyuki Okiurahttps://anilist.co/staff/103502/HiroyukiOkiura and Tetsuya Nishiohttps://anilist.co/staff/103725/TetsuyaNishio as The Three Gods of I.G. Hes is one of the most prominent animators of the realist school with emphasis on solid shapes and weighty character animation.