Masataka Matsutoya (松任谷 正隆 Matsutōya Masataka?) (born November 19, 1951 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese arranger, composer, music producer, and motor journalist. He currently resides in Setagaya, Tokyo. He is a graduate of Keio Senior High School and Keio University. Aliases include "Manta" (マンタ Manta?) and "Yumin teishu" (遊眠亭主 Yūmin teishu?). His wife is singer-songwriter, composer, and lyricist Yumi Matsutoya.n 1971, he participated as a background musician in Takuro Yoshida's album, "Ningen nante." He began to frequently perform with Yoshida as the keyboard player in other albums and live performances, and also began his first work with arrangement.
In 1973, he formed the group "Caramel Mama" with fellow musicians Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki, and Tateo Hayashi. This group later evolved into a group named "Tin Pan Alley."
On November 29, 1976, he married Yumi Arai, who became Yumi Matsutoya.
In 1982, he won first prize for arrangement at the FNS Music Festival television program.
In 1986, he founded and headed the "Mica Music Laboratory."
In 1987, he co-produced Yumi Matsutoya's "DIAMOND DUST" concert tour.
In 2004, he appeared on the annual Kōhaku Uta Gassen television show as the guest piano accompagnist for Yuzu.
Matsutoya is known as an avid car maniac, especially the French Peugeot. He is currently in possession of several cars, including the Land Rover Defender, Peugeot 1007, BMV 130i M-Sport. He served as the host for TV Asahi's "CAR GRAPHIC TV" program, and was formerly a part of the jury that chose the Car of the Year Japan.