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Director Masaaki Yuasa to Announce New Work on October 28

posted on by Egan Loo
Tokyo Int'l Film Fest to screen DEVILMAN crybaby, Adventure Time, Space Dandy, more

Anime director Masaaki Yuasa revealed at the press conference for this year's Tokyo International Film Festival lineup on Tuesday that he will announce a new work on October 28. He added that he cannot reveal more details about the new work until that date, on request from the sponsors.

Yuasa started as a key animator for such anime as Doraemon: Nobita's Animal Planet and The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden. He moved on to Crayon Shin-chan where he was animation director on a number of episodes, and did animation work on the franchise films.

He made his film director debut with the 2004 Mind Game film, and he went on to direct television anime such as Kemonozume, Kaiba, and Ping Pong. He has directed select episodes or specials of overseas series, such as Wakfu and Adventure Time.

Yuasa also directed the Kick-Heart anime short in 2013. He adapted Tomihiko Morimi's The Tatami Galaxy novel into an anime, and then directed a film adaptation of another Morimi novel, The Night is Short Walk On, Girl. Yuasa worked on the original film Lu over the wall, and recently directed the DEVILMAN crybaby anime series.

He and fellow animator Eunyoung Choi co-founded the Science SARU anime studio.

The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival will run from October 25 to November 3. This year, the festival will host "The World of Masaaki Yuasa" retrospective on the director's work. The retrospective will screen Lu over the wall, The Night is Short Walk On, Girl, Mind Game, and DEVILMAN crybaby. In addition, Yuasa selected a collection of his short works for screening, including the Adventure Time episode "Food Chain," Space Dandy episode 16, Kick-Heart, the Genius Party anthology's "Happy Machine" short, three Crayon Shin-chan shorts, two segments from the Chibi Maruko-chan: Watashi no Suki na Uta film, and the opening sequences from several television animation projects.

Source: Tokyo International Film Festival press conference

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