Ryuji Masuda (増田 龍治 Masuda Ryūji?) is a Japanese CGI animation director. He was born in the year 1968, in Kumamoto city, Japan.

Short CGI Series

2000, "Popee The Performer" Debut as Director, original script (original story) writer with his first animation work.

  • 2002, received Columbia Gold Disc Award.

2003, "Ga-Ra-Ku-Ta: Mr.Stain on Junk Alley"[1]

2006, "Funny Pets" is being produced and aired.

  • 2006, Officially invited to Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia.
  • 2005,Specially invited to the Asias biggest film festival Pusan International Film Festival in Korea.

Music Clip

In 2003, Directed and wrote the script of a music clip of Keigo Iwase (ex-Juku)'s second-single "Drive Car".

Live-Action Drama

In 2004, Directed an episode "the sixth sense of Yoshiko" from an omnibus comedy drama "Onsen Tamago ? Yukemuri Kidan" with lead actress as Sakura Nogawa.


  1. In 2006, X`mas Picture book "Kusatta Kamisama" from Aiikusha.
  2. In 2002, Comic "POPEE THE PERFORMER", Kodansha.


  • Special lecturer at Kyoto University of Art and Design.
  • Member of Directors Guild of Japan.


  1. Olson, Karl R. (15 April 2006). ""Mr. Stain On Junk Alley" - Melancholy, Mischievious and Marvellous". Toon Zone. Retrieved 26 September 2010. 

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