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Hiromasa Yonebayashi is a Director, Scriptwriter, Animation and Script Japonais born on 10 july 1973 at Nonoichi (Japon)

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Hiromasa Yonebayashi
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Birth name 米林 宏昌
Nationality Japon
Birth 10 july 1973 (51 years) at Nonoichi (Japon)

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. Making his directing debut with them in the film The Secret World of Arrietty, he became the youngest director of a theatrical Studio Ghibli film, and the second youngest overall.

He is currently set to direct the sequel to Porco Rosso, written by Hayao Miyazaki.

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

Best films

Spirited Away (2001)
(Key Animation)
Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
(Key Animation)
Ponyo (2008)
(Key Animation)
The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)
(Director)
The Wind Rises (2013)
(Key Animation)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
(Key Animation)

Usually with

Toshio Suzuki
Toshio Suzuki
(8 films)
Atsushi Okui
Atsushi Okui
(7 films)
Masashi Andō
Masashi Andō
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hiromasa Yonebayashi (11 films)

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Director

Modest Heroes
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Min Tanaka, Joe Odagiri, Fumino Kimura, Rio Suzuki, Machiko Ono, Yūko Sasaki
Rating65% 3.2984753.2984753.2984753.2984753.298475
Kanini & Kanino raconte les aventures de deux enfants crabes, frère et sœur, La vie ne perdra pas est tirée d'une histoire vraie et est basée sur la relation d'une mère et de son fils et Invisible relate la lutte solitaire d'un homme invisible.
Mary and The Witch's Flower, 1h42
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Hana Sugisaki, Yūki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Kenichi Endō, Ikue Ōtani
Rating68% 3.4062053.4062053.4062053.4062053.406205
Mary, 11 ans, vient de déménager à Redmanor, chez sa grande tante Charlotte. En se promenant dans la forêt, elle découvre « la fleur de la sorcière » qui ne pousse que tous les 7 ans et qui lui permet, pour une nuit, de posséder des pouvoirs magiques et d'accéder à l'école de magie Endor.
When Marnie Was There, 1h43
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Kasumi Arimura, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Takatsuki, Nanako Matsushima, Ava Acres
Rating76% 3.8048553.8048553.8048553.8048553.804855
Anna Sasaki is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Sapporo with foster parents, Yoriko and her husband. One day at school she collapses from an asthma attack, so her parents send her to spend the summer with Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, relatives of Yoriko, in Kushiro, a rural, seaside town where the air is clear.
The Secret World of Arrietty, 1h35
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mirai Shida, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura
Rating76% 3.800553.800553.800553.800553.80055
A boy named Sho/Shawn tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother's childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako/Jessica, and the house maid, Haru/Hara. When Sho/Shawn arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Sho/Shawn gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.

Scriptwriter

Modest Heroes
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Min Tanaka, Joe Odagiri, Fumino Kimura, Rio Suzuki, Machiko Ono, Yūko Sasaki
Rating65% 3.2984753.2984753.2984753.2984753.298475
Kanini & Kanino raconte les aventures de deux enfants crabes, frère et sœur, La vie ne perdra pas est tirée d'une histoire vraie et est basée sur la relation d'une mère et de son fils et Invisible relate la lutte solitaire d'un homme invisible.
Mary and The Witch's Flower, 1h42
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Hana Sugisaki, Yūki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hikari Mitsushima, Kenichi Endō, Ikue Ōtani
Rating68% 3.4062053.4062053.4062053.4062053.406205
Mary, 11 ans, vient de déménager à Redmanor, chez sa grande tante Charlotte. En se promenant dans la forêt, elle découvre « la fleur de la sorcière » qui ne pousse que tous les 7 ans et qui lui permet, pour une nuit, de posséder des pouvoirs magiques et d'accéder à l'école de magie Endor.
When Marnie Was There, 1h43
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Kasumi Arimura, Kiernan Shipka, Sara Takatsuki, Nanako Matsushima, Ava Acres
Rating76% 3.8048553.8048553.8048553.8048553.804855
Anna Sasaki is a 12-year-old girl who lives in Sapporo with foster parents, Yoriko and her husband. One day at school she collapses from an asthma attack, so her parents send her to spend the summer with Setsu and Kiyomasa Oiwa, relatives of Yoriko, in Kushiro, a rural, seaside town where the air is clear.

Visual effects

Modest Heroes
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Min Tanaka, Joe Odagiri, Fumino Kimura, Rio Suzuki, Machiko Ono, Yūko Sasaki
Roles Key Animation
Rating65% 3.2984753.2984753.2984753.2984753.298475
Kanini & Kanino raconte les aventures de deux enfants crabes, frère et sœur, La vie ne perdra pas est tirée d'une histoire vraie et est basée sur la relation d'une mère et de son fils et Invisible relate la lutte solitaire d'un homme invisible.
The Wind Rises, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Animation, Romance
Themes Feminist films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Hideaki Anno, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Morio Kazama
Roles Key Animation
Rating77% 3.899683.899683.899683.899683.89968
In 1918, the young Jiro Horikoshi longs to become a pilot, but his nearsightedness prevents it. He reads about the famous Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Battista Caproni, and dreams about him that night. In the dream, Caproni tells him that building planes is better than flying them.
From Up on Poppy Hill, 1h31
Directed by Gorō Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Animation, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Masami Nagasawa, Junichi Okada, Yuriko Ishida, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Rumi Hiiragi
Roles Key Animation
Rating74% 3.7016953.7016953.7016953.7016953.701695
Umi Matsuzaki is a 16-year-old student at Isogo High School living in Coquelicot Manor, a boarding house overlooking the Port of Yokohama in Japan. Her mother Ryoko is a medical professor studying abroad in the United States. Umi runs the house and looks after her younger siblings Sora and Riku and her grandmother, Hana. College student Sachiko Hirokouji and doctor-in-training Miki Hokuto also live there. Each morning, Umi raises a set of signal flags with the message "I pray for safe voyages".
The Secret World of Arrietty, 1h35
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Mirai Shida, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Ōtake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Tomokazu Miura
Roles Key Animation
Rating76% 3.800553.800553.800553.800553.80055
A boy named Sho/Shawn tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother's childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako/Jessica, and the house maid, Haru/Hara. When Sho/Shawn arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Sho/Shawn gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.
Ponyo
Ponyo (2008)
, 1h40
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Mermaids in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Tomoko Yamaguchis, Yūki Amami, George Tokoro, Rumi Hiiragi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tomoko Naraoka
Roles Key Animation
Rating76% 3.8016453.8016453.8016453.8016453.801645
Brunhilde is a fish-girl who lives with her father Fujimoto, a once-human wizard/scientist who now lives underwater, along with her numerous smaller sisters. One day, while she and her siblings are on an outing with their father in his four-flippered submarine, Brunhilde sneaks off and floats away on the back of a jellyfish. After an encounter with a fishing trawler (the net of which is scraping the trash-strewn bottom of the harbor), she ends up stuck in a glass jar. She drifts to the shore of a small fishing town and is found and rescued by a small boy named Sōsuke. Shattering the jar open with a nearby rock, Sōsuke cuts his finger in the process. Brunhilde licks his wound when he picks her up and the wound heals almost instantly, much to his surprise. After taking a great liking to her, and thinking her merely a goldfish, Sōsuke renames her Ponyo and promises to protect her forever. Meanwhile, a distraught Fujimoto searches frantically for his taken daughter. Because of his own bad memories of the human world, he believes that Sōsuke has kidnapped her and is in great danger, he calls his wave spirits to recover her. After the wave spirits retrieve Ponyo from Sōsuke, he is heartbroken. He goes home with his mother, Lisa, who tries to cheer him up, to no avail.
Iblard Time
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Political films, Children's films
Roles Key Animation
Rating67% 3.387053.387053.387053.387053.38705
Le film consiste en un montage de tableaux de Naohisa Inoue, en partie animés. Il ne présente pas d'histoire particulière, mais plutôt une série de paysages fantastiques qui forment autant d'aperçus du monde d'Iblard et du quotidien de ses habitants. Huit séquences composent le film, chacune présentant une série de paysages rythmée par une musique différente.
Howl's Moving Castle, 1h59
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Vieillesse, Witches in film, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Children's films
Actors Chieko Baishō, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Yo Oizumi, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Akio Ōtsuka
Roles Key Animation
Rating82% 4.1020954.1020954.1020954.1020954.102095
Sophie, an eighteen-year-old hatter, is a responsible young woman who encounters a mysterious and powerful wizard named Howl on her way to visit her younger sister Lettie. The Witch of the Waste, who romantically pursues Howl, visits the hat shop only and insults Sophie, being refused service by her as a result. The Witch exacts revenge by cursing Sophie, transforming her into a ninety-year-old woman. Seeking a cure for the spell, Sophie travels into the Wastes and encounters a living scarecrow whom she names "Turnip Head," who leads her to Howl's castle. There, she meets Howl's young apprentice, Markl, and the fire-demon Calcifer, who is the source of the castle's energy and magic. Calcifer offers to break the witch's curse in exchange for Sophie's help in breaking the spell he's under, which keeps him bound to the house. When Howl appears, Sophie announces that Calcifer has hired her as a cleaning lady for the house.
Imaginary Flying Machines, 6minutes
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Hideaki Anno
Genres Animation
Themes Feminist films, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Hayao Miyazaki
Roles Animation Director
Rating73% 3.667363.667363.667363.667363.66736
Reprenant l’idée du vieux rêve humain de pouvoir voler librement dans les cieux comme un oiseau, un cochon narrateur nous emmène à la rencontre de toutes ces machines volantes imaginaires, propulsées par l’énergie humaine et les progrès de la science, qui peuplaient l’imaginaire du début du 19ᵉ siècle. Tous ces engins, ballons, dirigeables et autres ornithoptères ont maintenant créé un embouteillage incroyable dans les cieux !