Born February 12, 1979 and raised in Osaka. After some time as a production assistant and episode director, he made a splash with Mobile Suit Gundam 00 as an episode director and storyboardist, as well as the series’ assistant director. Since his directorial debut with No. 6 in 2011, he has not only continued his work in episode direction and storyboards but also produced a steady stream of work as a director. Other shows he has directed include Gundam Build Fighters (2013), Classroom Crisis (2015), etc.