Director Asatou is the animation director for the fictional Sailor V anime series existant in-universe in the first anime series.
He was the animation director of the in-universe Sailor V anime series. When meeting with Hiromi Matsuno and Kazuko Tadashita, he criticized Hiromi's animation, but remaining vague about what he wanted. When the animators asked him if he thought Sailor V wasn't drawn sexy enough, he was offended, calling himself a family man. Later, he called Hiromi to compliment her on her animation skills. Hiromi, under Youma influence, told him she changed the ending for Sailor V to die at the end, much to his and his infant child's surprise, and she hung up on him.
- Director Asatou resembles and is named for another member of the anime staff, Junichi Satou.