Hiroyasu Ishida

Penguin Highway

Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1988. Attended the school of art at Aichi Prefectural Asahigaoka High School. While he was there he began to produce animation, and in his second year he announced his first work Greeting of Love. He went on to study manga at Kyoto Seika University’s animation school in the department of manga. His 2009 self-produced Fumiko’s Confession became a hit for its sense of speed that sucked you in, as well as its incredible quality. It went on to win the 14th Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival Animation Award, the 2010 Ottawa International Animation Festival Special Prize, and the 9th Tokyo Anime Award (Student Awards Division). His 2011 graduation work, rain town, won the 15th Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival New Creator’s Animation Award, giving him the award two years in a row. In 2013, he made his theatrical debut with Hinata no Aoshigure, in which he was director, scriptwriter, and animator. Despite its simple story, this movie became a hit for its fast pacing, and won the Special Judge’s Recommendation Award in the animation division of the 17th Ministry of Culture’s Media Arts Festival. In 2013 he created Paulette’s Chair, the 10th Special Animation for Fuji TV’s Noitamina. This will be his first time directing a full-length movie.

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