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Masaaki Yuasa

Masaaki Yuasa was born on March 16, 1965 in Fukuoka, Japan. He is a director, known for Lu Over the Wall (2017), Mind Game (2004) and Adventure Time (2010). See full bio »

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Known For

Lu Over the Wall Director
Mind Game Director
Adventure Time Animation Department
Ride Your Wave Director


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 2018 Devilman: Crybaby (TV Mini Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Crybaby (2018) ... (key animator)
  Space Dandy (TV Series) (animation director - 1 episode, 2014) (character designer - 1 episode, 2014) (key animator - 1 episode, 2014) (storyboard artist - 1 episode, 2014)
- Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby (2014) ... (animation director) / (character designer) / (key animator) / (storyboard artist)
 2014 Adventure Time (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Food Chain (2014) ... (key animator)
 2012 Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- The Woman Called Fujiko Mine: Part 1 (2012) ... (key animator)
 2010 Welcome to the Space Show (key animator - title sequence) / (storyboard - title sequence)
 2006 Kemonozume (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Shinsan no ketsubetsu (2006) ... (key animator)
 2006 Kureyon Shin-chan (TV Series) (animation director)
 2004 Samurai Champloo (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Chimimôryô (2004) ... (key animator)
 2001 The Whale Hunt (Short) (character designer) / (key animator)
 2001 Cat Soup (Short) (animation director)
 1999 Medabots (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Phantom Renegade: Unmasked (1999) ... (key animator)
 1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas (animator)
 1997-1999 Agent Aika (TV Mini Series) (key animator - 7 episodes)
- Kessen totsunyû! Derumo kichi!! (1999) ... (key animator)
- Hakugin no derumo sakusen (1998) ... (key animator)
- Ôgon no derumo sakusen (1998) ... (key animator)
- Uchû ni saku hana (1998) ... (key animator)
- TAKE OFF POSITION (1997) ... (key animator)
 1997 Noiseman Sound Insect (Short) (animation designer) / (character designer) / (supervising animator)
 1997 Kureyon Shin-chan ankoku tamatama daitsuiseki (animation designer)
 1995 Ruin Explorers (TV Mini Series) (layout artist)
 1994 Licca-chan to Yamaneko Hoshi no Tabi (Video) (key animator)
 1993 Crayon Shin-chan: Action Kamen vs. Demon (animation designer)
 1992 Anime Rakugo Kan (Video short) (key animator)
 1991 Little Polar Bear: Shirokuma-kun, fune ni noru (Video short) (animation director) / (character designer) / (key animator)
 1990 Chibi Maruko-chan (TV Series) (animator - 142 episodes)
- Maru-chan's Sibling Rivalry (1990) ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Episode #1.142 ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Episode #1.141 ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Episode #1.140 ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Episode #1.138 ... (animator: opening sequence)
 1990 The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (TV Mini Series) (animation director)
 1989 Oishinbo (TV Series) (key animator - 2 episodes)
- Motenashi no kokoro (1989) ... (key animator)
- Dashi no himitsu (1989) ... (key animator)
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Personal Quote:

Whether it's in work or in life, we often feel like we're riding a wave. The phrase "good conditions" ties into that, but waves don't bend to our desires. We pick our waves and try to ride it. Flow with it. We don't know if that wave is going to take us where we want to go until we're done riding it. You can think all you want, but you won't know until you try. In this tough world, it's about ... See more »


He cites various animated works as an influence: the works of animators Tex Avery and Irene Starewicz, the Japanese animated features Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1971) and The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (1990), the adventure series Lupin the Third (1971), the psychedelic sci-fantasy films Yellow Submarine (1968) and Fantastic Planet (1973), the Disney film The Fox and the Hound... See more »

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