Born in 1973 in Ishikawa-ken, Japan, Hiromasa Yonebayashi studied Business Design at the Kanazawa College of Art. During college, he worked part-time drawing caricatures and working on animation for television commercials. In 1996 Yonebayashi joined Studio Ghibli and worked as an In-between Animator on Princess Mononoke (1997) and My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), and as Key Animator for Spirited Away (2001), The GHIBLIES episode 2 (2002), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008). He was also the Assistant Supervising Animator for Tales from Earthsea (2006).

Accolades

Yoshiaki Nishimura and Yonebayashi Hiromasa
Best Animated Film, 2015

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

Best Animated Film, 2015

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away amongst…

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Films

When Marnie Was There
2014

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

Japan
2014

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie)

Sent from her foster home in the city one summer to a sleepy town by the sea in Hokkaido, Anna dreams her days away amongst…

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