Shuhei Yabuta was born in 1980 in Yokohama, and spent his childhood in Greenwich, Connecticut.
In 2004, Yabuta began his career in 3DCG and filming for video games, anime and slot machine. He started working mainly on anime with IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix (2005), and continued on to pursue his career as the 3D CG director for Iron Man (the anime series) in 2010. Yabuta began to learn storyboarding and directing from the TV series Sunday Without God (2013), and his first directing role was with Inuyashiki (2017) followed up by Vinland Saga (2019). Yabuta currently is joining the production company MAD BOX.
Shuhei Yabuta is skilled at expressing effectively with the usage of 3D camera within 2D animation. From his works such as the OP for HOTD: Highschool of the Dead (2010) and The Ambition of Oda Nobuna (2012), he started establishing his technique, to create animation guides for animating and combining them with 2D animators drawing skills to complete the character animation and camerawork. This was later used effectively in his works such as Attack on Titan (2013) and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2016).
Shuhei Yabuta’s other works as 3DCG Director include The Irregular at Magic High School, Overlord, and No Game No Life.