Born in Takasaki, 1956. Attracted by OSOMATSU-KUN by AKATSUKA Fujio, determined to seek a gag cartoonist career. After graduating from Tokyo Polytechnic University Junior College, joined an animation filming company. Having gained video shooting and animation producing experience, made a directing debut with Nurse Angel Ririka SOS in 1995. His representative works include KODOMO NO OMOCHA, SUGOIYO!! MASARU-SAN, OJARUMARU, JUBEI-CHAN, IMA SOKO NI IRU BOKU, and FRUIT BASKET.
( 2004 )