Hiroyasu Ishida was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1988. While attending his local art school, he began to produce animation. He went on to study manga at Kyoto Seika University’s animation school in the department of manga. His 2009 self-produced short film Fumiko’s Confession was his first production and won several awards. He followed this with his 2011 graduation work, Rain Town. For these two works he won the Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival Animation Award across two consecutive years. In 2013, he made his theatrical debut with Hinata no Aoshigure, which he directed, wrote and animated. It again won an award at the Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival. In 2013 he created Paulette’s Chair for Fuji TV’s animation showcase, noitaminA. In 2018, Ishida made his feature film debut with Penguin Highway, based on Tomihiko Morimi’s 2010 novel of the same name, which is also his first APSA nomination.

Accolades

Hiroyasu Ishida and Yoko Matsuzaki and Koji Yamamoto
Best Animated Feature Film, 2019

Penguin Highway

Best Animated Feature Film, 2019

Penguin Highway

When penguins come into land from sea, they follow a predetermined path. It’s known as the penguin highway. The mystery of the sudden appearance of…

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Films

Penguin Highway
2018

Penguin Highway

Japan
2018

Penguin Highway

When penguins come into land from sea, they follow a predetermined path. It’s known as the penguin highway. The mystery of the sudden appearance of…

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