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    Monday April 21, 2014
  • VIDEO: "Ping Pong" Director Masaaki Yuasa's "Adventure Time" Episode Previewed

    Director of "Mind Game" and "Kick-Heart" writes, storyboards, and directs "Food Chain"

    At the Adventure Time panel during this past weekend's WonderCon it was announced that Masaaki Yuasa would write, storyboard, and direct an episode of the Cartoon Network series, produced in Japan with no outside supervision from the Adventure Time team. See a preview after the jump.

  • Friday May 24, 2013
  • VIDEO: "Kick-Heart" Anime Gears Up for Its Masked Ball Event

    Event and screening to take place in Japan on May 26

    Masaaki Yuasa's Kickstarter-funded Kick-Heart anime is gearing up for its Masked Ball event, which is set to screen the short in Japan on May 26. The event will feature live-painting from the director, as well as a musical performance by Oorutaichi at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe bar/gallery. Watch the preparation unfold after the jump. 

  • Monday May 20, 2013
  • VIDEO: Masaaki Yuasa Prepares Crazy Animation for "Kick-Heart" Masked Ball

    Upcoming event celebrates crowdfunded anime

    The historic Kickstarter crowd-funded Kick-Heart anime short is set to be celebrated in a Masked Ballevent at a May 26th screening, featuring live painting by director Masaaki Yuasa, and a musical performance by Oorutaichi at Roppongi's SuperDeluxe bar/gallery. Ahead of the event, and to launch his Youtube channel, Yuasa has shared some crazy animation that he has home brewed for the occasion . Get a look after the jump.

  • Sunday October 7, 2012
  • Ani-Gamers: "Why I'm Supporting Masaaki Yuasa's Kickstarter and Why You Should Too"

    "The anime industry needs a good kick in the pants, and Yuasa's just the guy to deliver it."

    The anime industry was rocked earlier this week by news that director Masaaki Yuasa was turning to Kickstarter to fund his next project. Now, our buddies at the Ani-Gamers blog weigh in on why they’ve decided to pitch in. Keep in mind that this piece does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Crunchyroll, but we thought you might want to read it anyways. Consider the future of crowd sourced anime after the jump!

  • Monday October 1, 2012
  • Acclaimed Anime Director Launches Fan Funded Project

    2D anime "Kick-Heart" to tell love story between a pro-wrestler and a nun

    Masaaki Yuasa, the director of highly praised and unconventional anime such as Tatami Galaxy and Mind Game, along with studio Production I.G, has launched a Kickstarter effort to raise $150,000 to crowd fund production on 2D animated short Kick-Heart, described as "a love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good." More after the jump.