Digital Frontier




'Frontier Spirit' Blaze a trail with our passions, not limited by technique or medium. That is our Digital Frontier Spirit. Hidenori Ueki CEO

Digital Frontier Inc. was established in 1993 as a division of TYO Inc. The division was launched as a creative motion picture production team, using the most advanced media and techniques of the time, such as CD-ROMs and CG animation.
We separated from TYO Inc. and incorporated in 2000.
Then, we became a subsidiary company of FIELDS Corporation in 2010.
In spite of our company’s continuously changing situation, we have broken new ground consistently and enthusiastically, leading the industry at all times since we were established.

We have worked on many popular movies, TV dramas, in-game cutscenes, and other motion pictures both live action and animated, across a variety of genres and project sizes.
Since “APPLESEED” was released in 2004, we started creating full CG animated films constantly, and that is a big feature of our company.
Although we intend to release the best works with our best techniques, we have strong feelings that our works will be delivered not only in Japan, but all over the world through the borderless medium called ANIME.

We offer DF brand works to the world regardless of borders, bringing surprise and emotion to each and all.
This is our long-term mission.

With our energetic, outgoing, and exceptionally skilled staff, Digital Frontier is in the forefront of the time, and we will keep moving forward to make the next leap as the total entertainment production company, up for entertaining people all over the world.

Hidenori UEKICEO


Hidenori Ueki (Japanese: 植木英則; born 1960 in Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref., Japan) is a producer, executive producer. After graduated from The University of Electro-Communications, Ueki joined TYO Inc. in1983. Being involved in productions of various kinds of TV commercials and films, he established Digital Frontier as a division of TYO Inc. in 1993. Ueki was appointed as CEO of Digital Frontier Inc. when it was incorporated in 2000. Since then he has been involved in many motion picture projects such as “APPLESEED” (04) as a producer/executive producer.

Yusaku TOYOSHIMA / Executive Director

Yusaku TOYOSHIMAExecutive Director


Yusaku Toyoshima (Japanese: 豊嶋勇作; born 1969 in Mitoyo, Kagawa Pref., Japan) is a producer, CGI producer. After completed master’s degree at the Graduate School of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Toyoshima began to be involved in CGI productions. He joined Digital Frontier Inc. in 2000 and was appointed as an executive director in 2010. Toyoshima is involved in many CGI animated film projects as a CGI producer including “Bono Bono: Kumomo no kinokoto” (02), “APPLESEED” (04), “Atagoal: Cat’s Magical Forest” (06), “EX MACHINA” (07), “biohazard DEGENERATION” (08), “TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance” (11) and “Resident Evil: Damnation” (12). He is also involved in live-action film projects such as “DEATH NOTE” (06) and “GANTZ” (11). Toyoshima’s first feature film as a film producer is “Tokyo Zombie” (05).

Takeshi ASAI / Director

Takeshi ASAIDirector


Takeshi Asai (Japanese: 浅井健) was born in 1967 and grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., Japan. After graduated from Konan University, Asai joined a major construction company and gained experience of accounting and other administrative jobs. He then joined TYO Inc. in 1998. In 2000, Asai endeavored to incorporate Digital Frontier into a firm and was transferred from TYO Inc. to Digital Frontier Inc. He has been playing a supportive role in the company as the general manager since then. Asai was appointed as a director in 2003.


Company Name
Digital Frontier Inc.
Board Members
  • Chairman Hidetoshi Yamamoto
  • Representative Director/ CEO Hidenori Ueki
  • Executive Director Yusaku Toyoshima
  • Director Takeshi Asai
  • Corporate Auditor Takashi Yamamoto
  • Corporate Officer
    Nobuhiro Suzuki
    Takahiro Kuwana
    Teppei Kokita
Division manager
  • Yukinobu Fujimatsu
  • Hiraku Fukuda
  • Kensaku Ishiyama
  • Hiroki Ando
Head Office
3F KN Shibuya 3rd Bldg, 9-8 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6855-7821
FAX: +81-3-6855-7822
3F Aomi Distribution Center 1 North Tower 3-4-19, Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 Japan
TEL: +81-3-6855-7821
FAX: +81-3-6855-7822
Business Outline
  • - Full service planning and production of motion picture
  • - Planning and production of motion picture for film, game, TV, DVD, exhibition, and online
  • - Planning and production of original motion picture
  • - Motion capture
  • - High vision, 3D stereographic software planning and production
Capital 31,458,050 JPY
Number of Employees 250 (April 2020 update)
Establishment May 2000
  • Bank of Mitsubishi UFJ, Azabu Branch
2F KN Shibuya 3rd Bldg 9-8, Sakuragaoka-cho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031 Japan
Digital Frontier (Taiwan) Inc.
8F-5, 300 Sec.1 Neihu, Neihu District, Taipei ,Taiwan
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2-8-12, Somechi, Tochofu-shi, Tokyo, 182-0023 Japan