Ota Kensuke is the original project director for the 1997 Digimon virtual pets, who has continued to work with Digimon to the present day. Serving as a lead developer for all Digimon toys up to 2007, Ota came back to prominence in 2014 due to his involvement in the development and release of the Digivice Ver. 15th.
D-1 Grand Prix tournaments, and has remained a memorable component of his public persona for almost twenty years. In 2000 his character was made into an official Digimon, Volcamon, and in 2002 given the Ultimate form Pile Volcamon, corresponding to his "Pile Volcano Ota" upgrade. In 2015 Ota launched Volcano Channel, his YouTube channel where he discusses the development and history of the Digimon franchise. His previous video focused on the Digital Monster series of virtual pets, and their design process.