Hisashi Hirai

平井久司, 平井寿, H.H, Hisashi Hisashi (寿ひさし), Ryoutarou Haemi (南風見亮太郎)
Birth:May 27, 1964
Years active:1983-Present
Hometown:Tokyo, Japan
Wiki jphttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Hisashi Hirai is a Japanese animator designer illustrator and mangaka. He is best known for his character design work on Gundam SEEDhttps://anilist.co/anime/93/MobileSuitGundamSeed/ and the Fafner series. Currently a freelancer. He began his career as an inbetweener for Nakamura Productionhttps://anilist.co/studio/6658/NakamuraProduction and debuted in the 1983 TV series Cats Eyehttps://anilist.co/anime/2043/CatsEye/. He often worked on many outsourced episodes for Sunrisehttps://anilist.co/studio/14/Sunrise shows as a key animator and animation director. In 1992 he would work on Dragon Slayerhttps://anilist.co/anime/3025/DragonSlayer/. An animated adaptation of the 1989 video game Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes by Nihon Falcom his first major character design credit. Since then he became more active as a character designer on numerous series. Most notably for Sunrise productions such as Infinite Ryviushttps://anilist.co/anime/593/InfiniteRyvius/ sCRYedhttps://anilist.co/anime/168/sCRYed/ and the aforementioned Gundam SEED series which he had won the Character Design Prize for at the 3rd Tokyo International Anime Fair in 2004. Hirai is also said to be a close friend of director Gorou Taniguchihttps://anilist.co/staff/98066/GorouTaniguchi.