Akira Amemiya

Home town:Tokyo, Japan
Akira Amemiya is an animator and upandcoming director best known for directing SSSS.GRIDMANhttps://anilist.co/anime/99424/SSSSGRIDMAN and being Studio Trigger founder Hiroyuki Imaishihttps://anilist.co/staff/97349/HiroyukiImaishis protege. Amemiyas animation and directinghttps://blog.sakugabooru.com/wpcontent/uploads/2017/02/miniimaishi.mp4 is very similar to Imaishis yet is less chaotic and contains more retro devices like impact frames and multitonal shading drawing a lot of inspiration from Masami Obarihttps://anilist.co/staff/100660/MasamiObari. For these reasons he was frequently typecasted for old school poseheavy mecha combat. Amemiya is a nerdy director whose anime often heavily references other series and artists he loves sometimes even replicating Obaris animation sequenceshttps://blog.sakugabooru.com/wpcontent/uploads/2018/10/dangaioh2.mp4 and layoutshttps://i.ur.com/nTRdM4K.jpg Transformerhttps://twitter.com/SSSSGRID/status/1051063114022572033s color designs and Hideaki Annos establishing shotshttps://blog.sakugabooru.com/wpcontent/uploads/2018/10/welcometotheannoclass.jpg as well as longlingering framing. Amemiya called Annos Neon Genesis Evangelionhttps://anilist.co/anime/30/Evangelion/ his favorite series beforehttps://i.ur.com/nEYK186.png. Between his odeheavy artistry he interjects personality with subtle detailshttps://blog.sakugabooru.com/wpcontent/uploads/2018/10/whatkindofbrandisTOMATOLIFEtho.jpg visual gags and repurposing tonally contrasting homages into a different context. Amemiya graduated from Tokyo University of Technology and was part of the universitys anime research society. During his time there he became heavily influenced by Osaka Universitys anime research club Group CAShttps://twitter.com/groupcas. At the time Toshiyuki Satouhttps://anilist.co/staff/107357/ToshiyukiSatou was part of the group while Ikehata Hiroshihttps://anilist.co/staff/120505/IkehataHiroshi visited regularly. After a bit of indie work Amemiya joined studio Gainax and climbed up the hierarchy: from cleanup to animation direction onto storyboarding and episode directing until after joining studio Trigger and codirecting Kill la Kill finally having the credentials to debut with his own series. He is married to animator Megumi Kounohttps://anilist.co/staff/120602/MegumiKouno.