Hideaki Kita was born in Kanagawa in 1972 and graduated from Multimedia Art Academy Background Department. After working for a game company and an animation production company, he became a freelance artist. He is active in a wide range of activities, including solo exhibitions and watercolour classes, while painting local landscapes of Shonan.
Although he doesn’t currently work in the anime industry, he regularly holds large social gatherings for people in the anime industry. He is one of the most well-known faces in the industry. He also loves jellyfish and is known to be a jellyfish enthusiast.
“I’m pretty meticulous with my drafts, taking 1 to 2 days to complete. It’s true that the sketches disappear when you draw over them and over again. So, some people just draw the silhouette. Poster colours are good for detailed work, so if you can get a good silhouette, you can paint the details later on with Poster Colours,” he said.