July 10, 1973
Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan
|Occupation||Animator, animation director, director|
|Notable work||The Secret World of Arrietty
When Marnie Was There
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. 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.
- 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 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
- When Marnie Was There (2014), Director
- Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017), Director
- 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.
- 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.
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi at the Internet Movie Database
- Hiromasa Yonebayashi at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
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