Hajime Sorayama was born the eldest son of a carpenter in 1947 in Ehime Prefecture, Japan. At school, he scored low in physical education and music, but received top grades in art. When he was in high school, he did pen-and-ink drawings of airplanes and ships.
1965 Sorayama entered Shikoku Gakuin University. www.sorayama.net
1967 After the publication of PINK JOURNAL, he left the school and entered Chuo Art School.
1968 He graduated from Chuo Art School and worked as a comprehensive illustrator at an advertising agency.
1972 Began working independently as a free-lance illustrator.
1978 Sorayama drew his first robot and since then he published several books.
1983 Book: SEXY ROBOT / Genko-Sha.
1984 Book: PIN-UP / Graphic-Sha.
1985 Book: VENUS ODYSSEY / Tokuma communications, Video: ILLUSTRATION VIDEO / Fuji Television.
1988 Book: SEXY ROBOT / Taco, Berlin.
1989 Book: HAJIME SORAYAMA / Taco, Berlin.
Book: HYPER ILLUSTRATIONS and HYPER ILLUSTRATIONS 2 / Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha.
1993 Book: THE GYNOIDS / Treveille Co., Ltd., Trading cards: Hajime Sorayama collector cards / Comic Images.
1994 Limited Editions Graphic by Robert Bane EditionS in USA, First major one man show at Tamara Bane Gallery in Los Angeles.
1995 Designed a Mechanical Warrior in a Science Fiction Movie Space Trucker, Sorayamas erotic art starts appearing in Penthouse magazine monthly.
Limited Edtions Graphic by Robert Bane Editions.
1996 Limited Editions Graphic by Robert Bane Editions, Trading cards: Sorayama Silver & Satin / Comic Images, Sorayama CD-Rom Vol.1.
1997 Book: NAGA / Sakuhin-Sha, NAGA DELUXE (special limited edition book with lithographs) / Sakuhin-Sha, CD-Rom Vol.2.
Post Card Book: SORAYAMA CALLES IN BEAUTIES / Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, HBO sci-fi TV series and Star Trek Borg Romulan magazine cover.
Sorayama CD-ROM volumes 2.
Spawn, the movie: concept artist.
Book: NAGA / Sakuhinsha.
1998 Book: TORQUERE / Sakuhinsha.
One Man Show at Tamara Bane Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA, USA.
Lithograph: Sorayama limited editions / Robert Bane Editions.
1999 Book: SORAYAMA 1964-1999/ Sakuhinsha.
2000 Book: MOIRA/Edition Kunst der Comics published in Germany and SORAYAMART / Soleil publised in France.
Book: GYNOIDS REBORN / Edition Treville.
Book: THE GYNOIDS GENETICALLY MANIPULATED / Edition Treville.