Born in 1970 in Chiba Prefecture. Graduated from Tama Art University. Made his debut in 1993 with Blade of the Immortal, for which he won an Excellence Award in the Manga Division of the 1st Japan Media Arts Festival in 1997. Other works include Bradherley's Coach and Die Wergelder. His latest publication is Nami yo kiitekure (ongoing; serialized in Monthly Afternoon).