Hideki Hamasu

濱洲英喜, 濱洲英樹, 濱州英喜, 浜洲英喜, 浜州英喜
Years active:1982-Present
Home town:Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Hamasus animation mainly focuses on character acting and his scenes often feature minimal camerawork with a heavy emphasis on expressive facial and body animation. Much like Kouichi Araihttps://anilist.co/staff/121208/ he was heavily influenced by Junichi Hayamahttps://anilist.co/staff/140660/ and the late 80s realism. Early in his career he was employed at Toei Animation and was thus a recurring presence in the studios OVA works such as Xanaduhttps://anilist.co/anime/5920/ Crying Freemanhttps://anilist.co/anime/1153/ and Vampire Warshttps://anilist.co/anime/1765/. His rising prominence during the early 90s allowed him to participate on Ghost in the Shellhttps://anilist.co/anime/43/ and from thereon he has been in high demand for feature films. In 1993 Hamasu animated the car chase on Satoshi Konhttps://anilist.co/staff/99580/s episode of the JoJos Bizarre Adventurehttps://anilist.co/anime/666/. The scene impressed Kon enough for Hamasu to end up as a character designer and animation director on Perfect Bluehttps://anilist.co/anime/437/. He was also set to serve a similar role in Millennium Actresshttps://anilist.co/anime/1033/ but was replaced in the role by Takeshi Hondahttps://anilist.co/staff/103303/ due to having contracted a severe tendon inflammation. He appeared on all of Kons films as well as Paranoia Agenthttps://anilist.co/anime/323/ until the directors passing. More recently he has mostly worked on Ghiblihttps://anilist.co/studio/21/ and Hosodahttps://anilist.co/staff/100067/s films.