Yuji Kaida

Yuji Kaida (開田裕治) was born on March 26, 1953 in Hyogo prefecture. He graduated from Osaka Prefectural Senri High School and from Kyoto City University of Arts. He is called by the nickname “Monster Painter” (怪獣絵師). Today, he lives in Tokyo. (Source: Wikipedia). From the 1970s, his work has appeared on packaging, posters, plastic models, calendars, various print material, t-shirts, video and music software, and more. In 1997, Kaida-san won the 28th Seiun Award (art category) in 1997. His latest work is the Japanese poster of the movie “Ready Player One.”