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July 10, 1973
Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan
|Occupation||Animator, animation director, director|
|The Secret World of Arrietty|
When Marnie Was There
Mary and the Witch's Flower
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林 宏昌, Yonebayashi Hiromasa, born July 10, 1973 in Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan), nicknamed Maro (麻呂), is a Japanese animator and director, formerly for Studio Ghibli. After his directorial debut with Studio Ghibli (The Secret World of Arrietty), he became the youngest director of a theatrical film produced by the studio. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2015 for his second film, When Marnie Was There.
Together with Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, Yonebayashi left Studio Ghibli in December 2014 after 18 years, and established Studio Ponoc in June 2015. His first film as director at Studio Ponoc is Mary and the Witch's Flower.
- Princess Mononoke (1997), In between animation, clean-up animation
- Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1998), In between animation
- My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), In between animation
- Spirited Away (2001), Key animation
- Mei and the Kittenbus (2003), Animation Director
- Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Key animation
- Tales from Earthsea (2006), Assistant Animation Director
- Mizugumo Monmon (2006), Key animation
- Ponyo (2008), Key animation
- The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), Director, Storyboards, Unit Director
- From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), Key animation
- The Wind Rises (2013), Key animation
- When Marnie Was There (2014), Director
- Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017), Director
- Modest Heroes (2018), Director
- Serial Experiments Lain (1998), Key animation
- Ghiblies (2000 special), Key animation
- Monster (2004), Key animation
- Welcome to the Ballroom (2017), Key animation
Original video animations
- Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007), Key animation
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- "Princess Mononoke: Credits". The Hayao Miyazaki Web. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- "Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade: STAFF & CAST". Production I.G. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- "My Neighbors the Yamadas: Credits". The Hayao Miyazaki Web. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- New Studio Ghibli movie revealed for 2014: When Marnie Was There【Newsflash】 | RocketNews24. En.rocketnews24.com (2013-12-12). Retrieved on 2014-05-12.
- Studio Ponoc aims to bring the Ghibli magic with Mary And The Witch's Flower | Empire. www.empireonline.com (2016-12-15). Retrieved on 2016-12-24.
- Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 27, 2018). "Studio Ponoc Reveals Anime Short Anthology Project by Ghibli Veterans". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi at IMDb
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi at Anime News Network's encyclopedia