Toshio Masuda is a Japanese film director who is known for his consistent box office hits. He is also known for working on the Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato) anime series.
Born in Kobe, Japan, Masuda graduated in 1949 from the Osaka Foreign Languages University, and studied screenwriting with the New Toho script division. He began working as a scenarist and assistant director for Toho and then Nikkatsu, solely in the live-action field, with his best-known contribution being that to Tora! Tora! Tora!. In the anime world, he played a major staff role in Star Blazers (Space Battleship Yamato).
Toshio Masuda, a Japanese composer credited with several anime scores in this book, is a different individual.