Masayuki Uchiyama (内山 まさゆき; 1952 - August 31, 2010) was an anime animation supervisor and key animation artist. He was known for his stiff line and its large number of works.
Masayuki Uchiyama was born in 1952. He began his career in 1969, starting at Neo Media Studios. There, he studied under Keiichiro Kimura and worked for a few projects. After leaving Neo Media Studios, he worked as a freelance animator before joining Studio Z along with Yoshinori Kanada (another animator formed at Neo Media Studios and one of his best friends). Masayuki later helped establish the animation studio Last House, where he became the main animator.
In the 1980s and 1990s, he was mainly involved with Toei Animation's works, in particular with the anime adaptations of Akira Toriyama's manga series. He went on to be a key animator for Dr. Slump and the first three Dragon Ball movies, and an animation director for various episodes of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT; being part of the animation director rotation. Masayuki Uchiyama is the animator who has directed the more Dragon Ball franchise episodes, serving 71 times as animation director for Dragon Ball Z.
He was also an animation director for Daikū Maryū Gaiking, Don Dracula, Ginga Tetsudo 999, Hajime Ningen Gyatoruz, The Kabocha Wine, Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, Mahou no Angel Sweet Mint, Yu-Gi-Oh!. He also worked on Attack No. 1, Uchū Senkan Yamato, Galaxy Express 999, Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace, Knight of Ramune & 40.
Masayuki abruptly died from a heart failure on August 31, 2010, at the age of 58.
- Masayuki Uchiyama's biography (Japanese)
- Masayuki Uchiyama's work, at animenewsnetwork.com (English)
|Dr. Slump Production Staff|
|Assistants||Hisashi Tanaka • Takashi Matsuyama|
|Directors||Tokizō Tsuchiya • Minoru Okazaki • Akinori Nagaoka • Kazuhisa Takenouchi • Daisuke Nishio • Mitsuo Hashimoto • Shigeyasu Yamauchi • Yoshihiro Ueda • Yoshiki Shibata|
|Producers||Keizo Shichijo • Matsuji Kishimoto • Kōzō Morishita • Tomio Anzai • Tsutomu Tomari • Tan Takaiwa • Seiichi Hiruta|
|Screenwriters||Satoru Nishizono • Masaki Tsuji • Michiru Shimada • Shunichi Yukimuro • Yasushi Hirano • Tomoko Konparu • Takao Koyama • Toshiki Inoue • Keiji Terui • Yoshifumi Yuki • Aya Matsui|
|Art directors||Mitsuo Shindō • Hiromitsu Shiozaki • Yuji Ikeda • Shigenori Takada|
|Anime designers||Toyoo Ashida • Sachio Ebisawa • Minoru Maeda • Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru • Tadayoshi Yamamuro • Shinji Koike|
|Key Animation||Masayuki Uchiyama • Hiromi Matsushita • Mamito Tayama • Yasuhiro Nakura|
|Special Effects||Hidenori Arai|
|Music composers||Shunsuke Kikuchi • Takeo Watanabe|