Masaaki YUASA 湯浅政明



Nippon Animation   ³ 

Japan, 600 years ago: As political power struggles rage across the country, a child with a bewitched body is born. But the monster becomes a pop star! In his unique style, Masaaki YUASA reinterprets Japanese history as an unbridled rock musical, underlining his reputation as a true visionary of cinema.


Japan, PRC 2021

98 minutes

Masaaki YUASA

Akiko NOGI based on a novel by Akiko NOGI

Yoshihide OTOMO

About 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).