Keikaku (Project) Itoh was born in Tokyo in 1974. He graduated from the Musashino Art University. In 2007, he debuted with Gakusatsu Kikan (Genocidal Organs), and took first prize of the “Best SF of 2007” in SF Magazine. He is also the author of Harmony (Haikasoru 2010), which won the Japan SF and Seiun Awards in Japan and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award in the US. After a long battle with cancer, Itoh passed away in March 2009. The ending of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the 2010 PSP game, was dedicated to him.