Hiroyuki Yamaga was born March 23 1962 in Niigata Japan. He is a director writer and anime producer and is best known for being president and representative director of studio Gainax that he established together with fellow Osaka University of Arts students Takami Akaihttps://anilist.co/staff/102032/TakamiAkai and Hideaki Annohttps://anilist.co/staff/100111/HideakiAnno. After directing the successful DAICON III Opening Animation he went professional at Studio Nues request joining the production staff of 1982s Macrosshttps://anilist.co/anime/1088/ChoujikuuYousaiMacross/. In 1984 he began working on the production of Gainax first professional work Royal Space Force: the Wings of Honneamisehttps://anilist.co/anime/1034/OuritsuUchuugunHonneamisenoTsubasa which was is alternate universe retelling of the first space shuttle launch. The movie was released in 1987 and despite its initial domestic box office failure the film and Yamagas bold vision garnered a lot of attention and it later became a cult classic remembered as one of the defining works of science fiction in anime. Yamagas creative output slowed down after Wings of Honneamise. He was chief director of Mahoromantichttps://anilist.co/anime/276/Mahoromatic/ and Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengaihttps://anilist.co/anime/306/AbenobashiMahouShoutengai/ but he would mostly keep himself to managerial duties after failing to get several projects off the ground.