Hisashi Hirai

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Hisashi Hirai
Native name 平井久司
Occupation Character designer, animator

Hisashi Hirai (平井久司, Hirai Hisashi, born on May 27, 1959 Tokyo) is a Japanese animator, character designer, and manga artist. He is noted for his work with Sunrise, having worked on Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed, Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny and Fafner of the Azure. He was also the lead animator for Linebarrels of Iron.[1]


Works[edit]

Anime[edit]

List of works in anime
Year Series Crew role Notes Source
1985 Dancouga – Super Beast Machine God Design [2]
1992 Dragon Slayer Character Design, Animation Director (Nakamura Pro) Also SNES version [2]
1995 Wild Knights Gulkeeva Character Design, Animation Director (Nakamura Pro), Art design, Animation (OP; ED; DN) [2]
1995 The Silent Service Design, animation [2]
1999 Infinite Ryvius Character Design, Animation Director (OP), ED Illustrations, Key Animation (episodes 14, 20, 26) [2]
2001 s-CRY-ed Character Design, Character Animation Director (episodes 1, 16, 26), Chief Character Animation Director, Key Animation (episode 26), Mechanical animation Director (episode 11), Opening/Ending Animation Director [2][3]
2004 My-HiME Element gun design [2][4]
2004 Fafner in the Azure Character Design, Key Animation (OP/ED; episode 25) [2]
2006 Gin'iro no Olynssis Character Design [2]
2007 Heroic Age Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director (OP; ED) [2][5]
2008 Linebarrels of Iron Character Design, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director (OP; episode 1) [2][1]
2010 Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth Character Design, Character Supervision, Key Animation feature film [6][7]
2013 Majestic Prince Character Design, Animation Director (OP 1-2; ED2; episode 1), Key Animation (OP1; ED1) Nominated–Character design, 3rd Newtype Anime Awards [8]
2015 Fafner in the Azure: Exodus Character Design, Animation Director (character; OP; ED), Animation (ED for episode 9), Assistant Animation Director (character; episode 1), Key Animation (episodes 2-5, 9), Photo Key Animation (episode 11) [9]

Video games[edit]

List of works in video games
Year Series Crew role Notes Source
2015 Xuccess Heaven Character design smartphone RPG [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brami, David (July 8, 2008). "Linebarrels Of Iron : Asia Connection" (in French). Excessif.com. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Clements & McCarthy 2014
  3. ^ "Bandai Publicizes New Anime at Toy Fair". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  4. ^ "[舞-HiME] 風華学園オフィシャルWeb". sunrise-inc.co.jp. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ "ヒロイック・エイジ -HEROIC AGE-". xebec-inc.co.jp. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Fafner Film, Milky Holmes TV Anime Dated". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ "TV Host: Soukyuu no Fafner Film Is in Production". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Attack on Titan Wins Top Prizes in Newtype Anime Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fafner Exodus Sequel's Teaser Video Reveals Fall 2014 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Xuccess Heaven Project Announced as Smartphone RPG". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
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