Hometown: Kagoshima Japan Hobbies: watching horse racing travel Special skills: calligraphy spoon bending Graduated in with a degree in Engineering from Kagoshima University. Currently resides in in Sakai Chiba Prefecture. Kaitani received the prestigious Tezuka Prize in 1991 for Mou Hitori no Boku Another Me. In 1993 his series Suisan Police Gang was serialized in Shoukan Shounen Jump. In 1995 he coillustrated the series Sommelier in the magazine Manga Allman to great acclaim. His baseball series One Outs ended its run in Business Jump with 20 tankoubon released. Eiichiro Oda One Piece worked as his assistant for a while. Liar Game his most popular work to date has been adapted into two seasons of a highlyrated drama series as well as a liveaction movie.