Masato Marukawa (丸川 正人 Marukawa Masato) was the president of Musashino Animation a producer during his presidential career in the SHIROBAKO anime.
In the movie, in order to take responsibility for the suspension of Time Hippopotamus, he was resigned from the president of Musashino Animation and becomes a chef in his curry restaurant.
- The name Masato means "right, proper" (正) (masa) and "person" (人) (to).
- Masato's surname Marukawa means "round" (丸) (maru) and "river, stream" (川) (kawa).
- Masato's specialties are cooking.
- His character is based off Masao Maruyama, the Japanese film producer, animation developer, the co-founder, a board of directors member and producer of animation studio Madhouse.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 New Type Magazine in April, 2020. Page 15.