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1952- . Born in Tokyo and developing an interest in animation while still at high school, Yuyama worked as an inbetweener on episodes of Star Blazers and Brave Raideen. He was a sketch artist and storyboarder on the foreign coproduction Barbapapa (1973) and joined Aoi Productions in 1978. The same year, he had his directorial debut while working for Aoi on Galaxy Express 999, and soon struck up a successful working partnership with the screenwriter Takeshi Sudo on Goshogun. By 1982, he had been promoted to "chief director," an overseeing role on Gigi and the Fountain of Youth. While remaining in TV during the 1980s, he also played a leading role in anime's exodus into video. His work also showed a mastery of elements for a female audience, most obvious in his Three Musketeers spin-off, Aramis' Adventure. After his underrated Ushio and Tora, he gained true fame through his involvement with two later works -Slayers and Pokémon.