Nobuhiro Watsuki was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1970. He became a manga artist, and his first comic 'Podmark' won him the Pop Step Award. Watsuki was an assistant to Takeshi Obata for a while, working on 'Arabian Lamp' and 'Chikara Mito Denzetsu'. In 1994, magazine Sueisha published a 31-page story of his which proved to be the introduction to the award-winning, and best-selling, series Rurouni Kenshin. These series were also made into anime.