Hiroyasu Matsuoka (松岡 宏泰, known outside of Matsuoka Hiroyasu)Japan as Hiro Matsuoka (ヒロ・マツオカ), is a Japanese businessman and producer. A member of the prodigious Matsuoka family, he currently holds the positions of president and CEO of Toho Co., Ltd., chairman of Toho-Towa, director of Toho Facilities, part-time director of Fuji Satellite Broadcasting, and councilor of the Kawakita Memorial Film Institute. His tenure at Toho-Towa began in 1994, and he was appointed both chairman of Toho-Towa and president of Toho in 2022. Matsuoka has served as an executive producer on several of Toho's collaborations with foreign studios, including Detective Pikachu, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Monster Hunter, and Legendary Pictures' upcoming Apple TV+ original MonsterVerse series.
Selected filmography[edit | edit source]
Executive producer[edit | edit source]
- Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)[a]
- Monster Hunter (2020)[b]
- yokaipedia (2022)
- Hourglass (TV TBA) [working title][c]
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]
- My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018) - My Hero Academia conference[d]
- The Great Yokai War: Guardians (2021) - Co-executive producer[e]
- Shin Ultraman (2022) - Co-executive producer[f]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- With Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Keiji Ota, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno, and Kenji Okuhira.
- With Edward Cheng and Howard Chen.
- With Chris Black, Matt Fraction, Joby Harold, Tory Tunnell, Takemasa Arita, Matt Schwartz, Andrew Colville, Nick Pepper, and Matt Shakman.
- With Keiji Ota, Minami Ichikawa, Yoshihiro Yoshizawa, Wakana Okamura, Kazuaki Kishida, Ryo Shimoyama, Tomoko Shiraishi, Atsushi Takeshige, Akihiro Takeda, Ryoji Tanaka, Chiaki Baba, Shoichi Hayashibara, Kazushige Hishinuma, and Yasuhiro Yamaguchi.
- With Daiji Horiuchi, Yukio Kawasaki, Toshiaki Okuno, Katsumi Nagata, Tomohito Matsushita, Susumu Fujita, and Junji Igarashi.
- With Tomoyuki Ogata and Masayuki Nagatake.
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