Masuo Ueda

植田 益朗


Masuo Ueda is one the Japanese animation history creator from the early days. He has joined SUNRISE Inc., in 1979 and took a part of ‘MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM’ ‘The Ultraman’ creations and produced ‘CITY HUNTER’ series based on Tsukasa Hojo’s manga, ‘MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM’ series and so many other icon animations, and has been appointed as the company’s Managing Director on board in 1995.
He left SUNRISE Inc., in 2000 and produced ‘Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale’ based on Rumiko Takahashi’s manga and others and joined Aniplex Inc., in 2003. He started teaching ‘anime contents produce’ in DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD Graduate School, also became a member of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan cultural exchange Experts Conference, also became director of The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) and became President CEO of Aniplex Inc., in 2014. In following year, Ueda dedicated as chairman for ‘ANIME Next_100’ in 2015. He resigned from CEO of Aniplex and started broad casting his own program on Nippon Cultural Broadcasting’s AGON Premium. He has founded SKYFALL INC., in 2017 with Shigeru Watanabe and became President CEO in 2019. He is going to produce exhibition of ‘Syd Mead’ in 2019.