Born on November 3, 1928 in Toyonaka City, Osaka Prefecture. Spent boyhood in Takarazuka City, Hyogo Prefecture. Graduated from Osaka University School of Medicine. medical doctor. Debuted in 1946 with “Maachan’s Diary”. 1947 “Shintoshima” became a big hit. Since then, he has been dedicated to establishing Japanese story manga. He has also made great achievements in the animation world.