Atsuo Sugano (Japanese: 菅野温夫, born on 1947 in Okayama, Japan) was a director of Thomas & Friends in Japan.
- The audition of Japanese voice actors was done mainly by him.
- When Fuji Television submitted the plan of "Thomas and the U.K. Trip" to the Britt Allcroft Company, Britt Allcroft was surprised. Because when she requested to him a storyboard, he completed it in overnight.
- According to producer Yōichi Fujita, Britt Allcroft trusted him very much.