Yoshinori Natsume was born in Hiroshima Prefecture in 1975. While in college, he published his first one-shot manga and was awarded "Best Newcomer Shonen Manga Artist" by the publisher Shogakukan. After graduation, he worked at Konami as a graphic designer and was part of the development of Metal Gear Solid and beatmania. In 2000, he left Konami to focus on his manga career and wrote his first serial manga, Togari. After the completion of Togari, he wrote Kurozakuro, Batman: Death Mask, Mochi Mochi, WhiteTiger, and Nekohanashi. Currently Natsume Sensei's new basketball manga B-TRASH!! is being serialized on the online manga portal site Cycomics.