Hiroyuki Aoyama started working for Telecom Animation Film in 1983 and after 19 years, he made the jump to freelancing.
Mr. Aoyama is an amazing animator with an impressive portfolio of projects to which he has contributed. Currently Mr. Aoyama is contributing as both a Key Animator (for episode 1 - "Live With the Flow, Baby") and an Animation Director (for episodes 2 - "The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby"and 10 - "There's Always Tomorrow, Baby") on Space Dandy. Space Dandy is currently simulcast on Funimation and on Adult Swim!
Some of the other projects he has helped animate include titles such as:
Whisper of the Heart (Key Animator),
The Cat Returns (Key Animator),
Akira (Key Animator),
Summer Wars (Animation Director),
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Animation Director),
The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu) (Key Animation),
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (Key Animator eps. 2, 4, 18, 26),
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass (Key Animator),
Denno Coil - A Circle of Children (Key Animator ep. 11, 12, 21, 23, 26),
Monster (Storyboard ep. 57; Animation Director ep. 57, 67; Key Animator ep. 37, 44, 57, 67, 70, 74)
...to name but a few.
And beyond Japanese animation, Mr. Aoyama has been instrumental in several popular US based cartoons. He was the Animation Director for Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, Director for The New Batman/Superman Adventures, Episode Director for Superman: The Animated Series, Storyboard artist for Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, and Animation Director for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
This will be Mr. Aoyama's first appearance at AnimeFest! We are thrilled to have him as our guest and hope that you are too!
Read more about Hiroyuki Aoyama's profile on Anime News Network and on IMBD.