July 10, 1973
Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan
|Occupation||Animator, animation director, director|
|Years active||1996 - current|
|Notable work(s)||The Secret World of Arrietty
Mei and the Kittenbus
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林 宏昌 Yonebayashi Hiromasa , born 1973 in Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan), nicknamed Maro, is a Japanese animator and director for Studio Ghibli. Making his directing debut with them in the film The Secret World of Arrietty, he became the youngest director of a theatrical Studio Ghibli film, and the second youngest overall.
- 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
- Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), Key animation
- The Secret World of Arrietty (2010), Director, Storyboards, Unit Director
- From up on Poppy Hill (2011), Key animation
- Serial Experiments Lain (1998), Key animation
- Ghiblies (2000 special), Key animation
- Monster (2004), Key animation
Original video animations 
- Nasu: A Migratory Bird with Suitcase (2007), Key animation
- "宮崎監督「バクチ」…来夏公開最新作にジブリ最年少監督" [Director Miyazaki "Gamble"...Breaking news about next summer debut for Ghibli's youngest director] (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. December 17, 2009. Archived from the original on December 19, 2009. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
- "Ghibli's Next Film Adapts Mary Norton's The Borrowers (Updated)". Anime News Network. December 16, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
- "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.
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi at the Internet Movie Database
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
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