Hitoshi Ashinano born April 25 1963 is a Japanese manga artist. He is most noted for Yokohama Kaidashi Kik for which he won Afternoon magazines Four Seasons Award for debut works and the 2007 Seiun Award for Best Science Fiction Manga. Another notable work is Position. He has also been known to create djinshi under the name suke. Prior to his debut Ashinano worked as an assistant to manga artist Ksuke Fujishima. His work also usually has a rather laidback nostalgic feel with undertones of mystery there are frequent stretches with little or no dialogue.