Japanese artist who was known for his illustrations, animations, and character designs. His work also included painted portraits with surrealistic flourishes.
He started designing for many television series including "Betterman" and "Kiddy Grade."
He was an eyecatch illustrator for the series "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED."
He grew up with family in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.
He and Rumiko Takahashi both became well-known Japanese artists.