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Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Name in Native Language: "米林宏昌" (Japanese/JA)
Crew | * 07/10/1973 (45) | Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林 宏昌, Yonebayashi Hiromasa, born July 10, 1973 in Nonoichi, Ishikawa, Japan), 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. 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. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Animation | Fantasy | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Japan Academy Prize for Animation of The Year Academy Award for Best Animated Feature

Movies with Hiromasa Yonebayashi as Crew(9)

Directing/Director2018 Modest Heroes
Directing/Director2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower
Writing/Screenplay2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower
Directing/Director2014 When Marnie Was There
Writing/Screenplay2014 When Marnie Was There
Visual Effects/Animation2013 The Wind Rises
Visual Effects/Key Animation2011 From Up on Poppy Hill
Directing/Director2010 The Secret World of Arrietty
Visual Effects/Key Animation2004 Howl's Moving Castle

Additional Information

Citizenship: Japan
Born: 07/10/1973 in Nonoichi (current age: 45)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Educated at: Kanazawa College of Art
Other names for Hiromasa Yonebayashi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Хиромаса Ёнэбаяси"
"米林宏昌"
"よねばやし ひろまさ" (Kana/Japanese)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:503610, Added: 10/05/2018, Last updated: 01/17/2019