Director / Writer / Animator

Ujicha was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1986. He graduated from Department of Tourism Design of Kyoto Saga Art University. While a university student, he became interested in the visual expression of gekimation and began creating works. His talent was discovered by Reo Anzai, a professor at his university, a famous figure and toy producer and who created a boom of giveaway toys coming with snacks. In 2013, his first feature film "The Burning Buddha Man" won the Excellence Award in the Entertainment Division at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival. In 2018, his second film "Violence Voyager," won the Special Jury Prize at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, WTF! Award at the Buried Alive Film Festival, and the Audience Award at Canada Fantasia Film Festival.