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Aoki currently resides in Kamakura, Kanagawa. He works for Shogakukan. His new manga is called X-Zone. He has worked on character designs on several video games. He creates manga published in Shogakukan magazine.
Aoki's best known work is Beyblade, which became a franchise around children who battle with spinning tops. His other words include; "Bakufu Slash;Kizna", "A War Story of Metal Walker" and "Mini-4WD Fighter V".
- Solomon, Charles (6 January 2004). "Top draw? It's Yugi; For TV networks wondering where their young viewers went, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Beyblade could be the answer.". Los Angeles Times: p. E.2. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/latimes/access/521742211.html?dids=521742211:521742211&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Jan+06,+2004&author=Charles+Solomon&pub=Los+Angeles+Times&desc=.;+Top+draw%3F+It's+Yugi;+For+TV+networks+wondering+where+their+young+viewers+went,+Yu-Gi-Oh!+and+Beyblade+could+be+the+answer.&pqatl=google. Retrieved 1 November 2010.