Renowned Japanese artist who has won legions of fans through the creation of famous characters like Gatchaman, Casshan and Hutch the Honey Bee. He is a multiple-time winner of the Seiun Award and received the
He was born in Shizuoka and began working as an animator for Tatsunoko Productions in 1967.
He branched out into film production by founding the company Studio Devaloka in 2010.
He was raised with a brother.
He collaborated with English author Neil Gaiman on the novella The Sandman: The Dream Hunters.