Legendary Artist, Character Designer, Key and Chief Animator for titles like Hokuto No Ken (Fist of the North Star), Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets), Mach Go Go Go (Speed Racer), and Pokemon 2000 movie.

The artist, born in Saitama, Japan, is one of the founding fathers of anime. His work has transcended age and language and laid a foundation of what was to come.