Masaaki YUASA


Masaaki YUASA

Masaaki YUASA, born in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1965, began his career at animation studio Ajiado Animation Works in 1987. He participated in several TV productions such as CRAYON SHIN-CHAN. His directorial debut MIND GAME (2004) and other works like THE TATAMI GALAXY (2010 / NC ’11) brought him worldwide recognition. In 2013, he founded his own studio Science SARU. Nippon Connection has shown several of his films, including KEMONOZUME (2006 / NC ’07), GENIUS PARTY (2007 / NC ’09), KICK-HEART (2013 / NC ’14), and LU OVER THE WALL (2017 / NC ’18).

Films shown at Nippon Connection

Inu-Oh, Japan, PRC 2021 (Director) NC22
Lu Over the Wall, Japan 2017 (Director) NC18
Lu Over the Wall, Japan 2017 (Script) NC18
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, Japan 2017 (Director) NC18
The Tatami Galaxy, Japan 2010 (Director) NC11
Genius Party, Japan 2007 (Director) NC09
Genius Party, Japan 2007 (Script) NC09
Kemonozume, Japan 2006 (Script) NC07
Kemonozume, Japan 2006 (Director) NC07

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