Hiromasa Yonebayashi

米林宏昌, Maro (麻呂)
Birth:Jul 10, 1973
Years active:1997-Present
Hometown:Nonoichi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/i/user/1179422512028864512 Currenly he is a member of Studio Ponochttps://anilist.co/studio/6147/ having formerly been a part of Studio Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/ for over 18 years from 1996 to 2015. While he was still at Ghibli he made his directorial debut as a 37yearold with The Secret World of Arriettyhttps://anilist.co/anime/7711/ and became the youngest director of a theatrical feature produced by the studio. Tomomi Mochizukihttps://anilist.co/staff/101821/ a director of a 1993 TV special Ocean Waveshttps://anilist.co/anime/743/ is the youngest director of a Ghibli film at 34. In 2015 Yonebayashi left with producer Yoshiaki Nishimurahttps://anilist.co/staff/121954/ and established Studio Ponoc. His first film at the new studio was Mary and the Witchs Flowerhttps://anilist.co/anime/97981/. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2015 for his second film When Marnie Was Therehttps://anilist.co/anime/20555/.