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Born in Tokyo, he found part-time work at Toei Animation while still a student, but immediately after graduation he found work as a computer programmer outside the animation industry. He did not stay away from animation for long, and was lured back in by freelance work and then as a staffer at Ashi Production. After moving to Sunrise, he was assigned to work for Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. His design work and key animation have appeared in installments of the Gundam series, Tomorrow's Joe, and Crusher Joe, among others.