Born in 1979 in Kyoto, Japan. Atsushi Ono first became fascinated by magic as an elementary school student after seeing magic performed on television. He practiced alone for years until a chance encounter in 2002: while studying in the United States he met professional magicians Tom Frank and Tobias Pashia, who invited Atsushi to study under them. This mentoring forever changed his approach to magic – an approach which, along with an almost fanatical dedication to his art, has not only earned him awards and the respect of his magic colleagues, but also made him one of the most entertaining, funny and – yes- magical performers you will ever see.
Following his return to Japan he held an exclusive engagement nearly seven days a week for two years at French Drop in Osaka, one of the foremost magic theater bars in Japan. Looking to broaden his horizons, in 2008 he moved to Canada and began creating a series of original acts.
In 2009, the act he created earned him 2nd place and the People’s Choice Award at the Society of American Magicians (SAM) in Buffalo, NY, and the People’s Choice Award at the convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM – the world’s largest magical arts organization) in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2010, he was invited to perform at the most renowned FFFF convention (Fecher’s Finger Flicking Frolic), the most prestigious gathering of close-up magicians in the world.
He now resides in Canada and performs in Canada, the United States, and Japan. His relaxed charm, sense of humor and creative approach to performing have made him a popular magician and entertainer who is equally at home performing on stage at large events and up close for small groups.