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Yasuyuki Ueda


Jeronimo Hongo
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Production 2nd

Birth Country




Notable Works

Serial Experiments Lain
Haibane Renmei

Yasuyuki Ueda (上田 耕行, Ueda Yasuyuki) is a Japanese producer, who works predominantly in anime tv series. He produced and created the concept for the anime series Serial Experiments Lain where he was credited as "Production 2nd".

He first hired Yoshitoshi ABe, who would become a regular collaborator in the future on many other anime projects.


He was a director for the Noel video game, worked on the Lain video game, and also on Wachenröder for the Sega Saturn.

He is also the person who discover Yoshitoshi ABe giving him the opportunity to gain the spotlight.

During the promotion of the anime tv series Serial Experiments Lain, which he created the concept in 1998, Yasuyuki made a controversial statement saying that Lain was "a sort of cultural war against American culture and the American sense of values we [Japan] adopted after World War II". He explained he created Lain with a set of values he took as distinctly Japanese; he hoped Americans would not understand the series as the Japanese would. This would lead to a "war of ideas" over the meaning of the anime, hopefully culminating in new communication between the two cultures. Later, when he discovered that the American audience held the same views on the series as the Japanese, he was disappointed.

Notable Works[]

Phantom Quest Corp. (1994) Anime television series Assistant Producer
Hyper Doll (1995) Anime television series Producer
Wachenröder (1998) Video game Designer
Serial Experiments Lain (1998) Anime television series Original Concept & Story, Producer
Serial Experiments Lain (1998) Video game Original Concept & Story
NieA 7 (2000) Anime television series Producer
Hellsing (2001) Anime television series Executive Producer
Haibane Renmei (2002) Anime television series Producer
Texhnolyze (2003) Anime television series Producer
Ergo Proxy (2006) Anime television series Music Producer
Danganronpa: The Animation (2019) Anime television series Executive Producer