Birthplace: Kure, Hiroshima, Japan
An old-style action mangaka. His main characters are women, and he draws for a shoujo audience. Debut in 1971 in Margaret.
When the Crown project came along, and he was notified that his co-collaborator would be You Higuri, he knew there would be "hot guys" involved. Although leery at first, according to him, he soon found his pace!
Passed away on July 5, 2011.