Hideaki Sorachi was born on May 25, 1979 and grew up in
Hokkaido, Japan. His ongoing series, GIN TAMA, became a huge hit
when it began running in the pages of Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump in
2004. A GIN TAMA animated series followed soon after, premiering on
Japanese TV in April 2006. Sorachi made his manga debut with the
one-shot story DANDELION, which is included in volume 1 of the GIN
TAMA graphic novels.