born in 1964 in Osaka. His multifaceted career credits him as director, screenwriter and actor. His major screenplay titles are Miike Takashi’s < Ich the Killer >(2002), < Gozu >(2003) and he has acted in Suzuki Takuji’s < Parco Fiction >(2002), Kurasawa Kiyoshi’s < Bright Future >(2002), and Quentin Tarantino’s < Kill Bill >(2003). He has directed films including < Gokudo Cop > (2003), < Ultramaso Cop >(2003). < Tokyo Zombie > is the first theatrically released feature film he has directed.