Hiromasa Yonebayashi

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Hiromasa Yonebayashi
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米林 宏昌

(1973-07-10) July 10, 1973 (age 48)
OccupationAnimator, animation director, director
Years active1996–present
Notable work
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),[1] 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.[2] 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.

He studied at the Kanazawa College of Art, where he majored in commercial design.[1]




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  1. ^ a b 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]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). December 17, 2009. Archived from the original on December 19, 2009. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Ghibli's Next Film Adapts Mary Norton's The Borrowers (Updated)". Anime News Network. December 16, 2009. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  3. ^ "Princess Mononoke: Credits". The Hayao Miyazaki Web. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade: STAFF & CAST". Production I.G. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  5. ^ "My Neighbors the Yamadas: Credits". The Hayao Miyazaki Web. Retrieved April 6, 2010.
  6. ^ New Studio Ghibli movie revealed for 2014: When Marnie Was There【Newsflash】 | RocketNews24. En.rocketnews24.com (2013-12-12). Retrieved on 2014-05-12.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 27, 2018). "Studio Ponoc Reveals Anime Short Anthology Project by Ghibli Veterans". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 23, 2018.

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