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Hiromasa Yonebayashi is a Director, Scriptwriter and Animation 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 (46 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

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

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Filmography of Hiromasa Yonebayashi (6 films)

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Director

Mary et la Fleur de la sorcière, 1h42
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Origin Japon
Genres Adventure

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
Rating77% 3.852283.852283.852283.852283.85228
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
Rating75% 3.798863.798863.798863.798863.79886
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

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
Rating77% 3.852283.852283.852283.852283.85228
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

The Wind Rises, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Animation
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 Animation
Rating77% 3.899763.899763.899763.899763.89976
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% 3.7020253.7020253.7020253.7020253.702025
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".
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% 4.101424.101424.101424.101424.10142
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.