Jiro began his career in the animation industry with Ocean Productions Inc. in Vancouver where he produced English language adaptations of numerous Japanese animated television series and feature-length films. Working in this industry brought Jiro into contact with the intriguing world of anime fandom in North America. He decided to pursue an M.A. degree through the Media Production program at Ryerson University in order to satisfy his curiosity of anime fandom.
Jiro produced his first documentary film titled “Leaving Mundania” as part of his investigation into North American anime fan culture.