Hiromasa Yonebayashi

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Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Hiromasa Yonebayashi.jpg
Born 米林 宏昌
(1973-07-10) July 10, 1973 (age 45)
Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan
Occupation Animator, animation director, director
Years active 1996–present
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),[1] nicknamed Maro, 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.

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] (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 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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