Masaaki Yuasa

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Masaaki Yuasa
湯浅 政明
Masaaki Yuasa at Anime Expo 2013.jpg
Masaaki Yuasa at Anime Expo 2013
Born (1965-03-16) March 16, 1965 (age 53)
Fukuoka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Animator, director, artist, screenwriter
Years active 1987–present
Known for Kaiba
The Tatami Galaxy
Ping Pong: The Animation
Devilman Crybaby

Masaaki Yuasa (湯浅 政明, Yuasa Masaaki, born March 16, 1965) is a Japanese animator, storyboard artist, screenwriter, anime television and film director known for his wild, freeform style. In June 2014, he announced that he, along with his close affiliate Eunyoung Choi, had founded a new animation studio by the name of Science Saru.[1] His most recent work as of January 2018 is the animated series Devilman Crybaby.


For a presentation in February 2009 on the eve of that year's Image par image animation festival in Val-d'Oise, France, for which he also illustrated the poster, Yuasa selected and commented on some examples of animated works that have been an influence on his. These were:

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  1. ^ "Masaaki Yuasa and Eunyoung Choi found Science Saru, a new japanese studio". Hummingbird. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. ^ Tsuka (1 November 2008). "[Event] Yuasa en france : infos++" (in French). Catsuka. Retrieved 28 August 2010.

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