Hideaki Sorachi is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for his work Gintama. He has appeared both in the manga and anime of Gintama, several times as a monkey/ape.
Hideaki Sorachi was born on May 25, 1979 in Japan. He became interested in manga during his childhood. However, during the 4th grade he showed his manga work to his father who immediately laughed at him, after which he abandoned his dream of being a manga artist. After graduating from college, he couldn’t find a job and began drawing manga again to make money. He was able to live from his first work Dandelion, which was featured in the first volume of Gintama, along with a prologue from Sorachi calling it his first official work.
Kenta Shinohara the author of Sket Dance used to be his assistant.