|Associates:||Hiromi Matsuno, Kazuko Tadashita|
|First Anime Appearance:||Protect the Children's Dreams! Friendship Linked by Anime|
|First Manga Appearance:||N/A|
|First PGSM Appearance:||N/A|
|English Name:||Mr. Masterson (dub), Director Asato (Viz dub)|
Director Asatou was the animation director of the fictional Sailor V anime in the Sailor Moon anime series. He was a demanding taskmaster, and his subordinates Hiromi Matsuno and Kazuko Tadashita despaired of making him happy.
He told Hiromi that her drawings did not reflect passion and love, referring specifically to a line drawn for Sailor V's leg. Hiromi accused him of wanting to make the Sailor Senshi "sexier," but he became embarrassed and denied it.