Kiminori Wakasugi was born in 1975 and is from Oita prefecture. For five years he was an assistant to manga artist Yasuhito Yamamoto, who’s swimming manga Sekido ran in Young Jump. Wakasugi debuted in the pages of Uppers with Amaresu Ken-chan (Amateur Wrestler Ken-chan). Musically, he’s a fan of Kahimi Karie and doesn’t know much about, or actually listen to, a lot of heavy metal or death metal. He’s also a fan of the manga Gorilla Man by Harold Sakuishi (the creator of Beck).