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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]

Masaaki Yuasa
湯浅 政明
Yuasa Masaaki from "The World of Masaaki Yuasa" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (30678155317).jpg
Born (1965-03-16) March 16, 1965 (age 54)
Fukuoka, Japan
OccupationAnimator, director, artist, screenwriter
Years active1987–present
Known forKaiba
The Tatami Galaxy
Ping Pong: The Animation
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.
  3. ^ "Devilman Crybaby Director Masaaki Yuasa Unveils New Anime Film Kimi to, Nami ni Noretara". Anime News Network. October 27, 2018. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Devilman Crybaby Director Masaaki Yuasa Unveils Inu-Oh Anime Film for 2021". Anime News Network. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Devilman Crybaby Director Masaaki Yuasa Reveals Crayon Shin-chan Spinoff Anime Super Shiro". Anime News Network. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Devilman Crybaby's Masaaki Yuasa Directs Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! TV Anime". Anime News Network. May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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