Osamu Masuyama
Kinema Citrus

Osamu Masuyama

Background Art Director, Kinema Citrus

Born in 1974, Osamu MASUYAMA is an animation background art director. He joined Studio Ghibli in 1999 and contributed to the studio’s BG art production in the 2000’s for the award winning Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle, etc. In 2009, he founded his own company, Inspired, a studio which specializes in anime BG art production. His prolific filmography includes other prestigious titles such as: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Your Name, Made in Abyss, My Happy Marriage, Delicious in Dungeon

He teaches at Digital Hollywood University as a specially-appointed professor. He is also an author of several books showcasing various technical aspects of drawing anime backdrops.

Message: “I’m grateful that my work brought to me this marvelous opportunity to meet the people of Canada. I would like to do my best to help contribute to the success of Anime North.”