Yasuo Ōtsuka

Animator, Film actor

1931 –


Who is Yasuo Ōtsuka?

Yasuo Ōtsuka is a Japanese animator who worked with Toei Animation and Studio Ghibli.

Prior to becoming an animator, Ōtsuka worked in the Kantō-Kōshin'etsu district drug enforcement office at the Ministry of Health and Welfare. As a member of the support staff, he was responsible for the seizure of drugs and was required to operate and maintain a handgun. During his tenure as a Drug G-man, Ōtsuka would see the release of two types of firearms that later would show up in his animations: the Beretta M1951 and the Colt Government - both appearing in the Lupin III series.

Ōtsuka is proficient in both English and Chinese. Besides being an animator, he is a world-famous collector of Jeeps.

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Jul 11, 1931
Shimane Prefecture
Also known as
  • Yasuo Otsuka
  • Japan

on July 23, 2013


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