Yoshiyuki Momose (Japanese: 百瀬 義行, Hepburn: Momose Yoshiyuki, born November 29, 1953) is a Japanese animator and director, who is known for his key animation works from Studio Ghibli.

Yoshiyuki Momose
百瀬 義行
Born (1953-11-29) November 29, 1953 (age 70)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation(s)Animator, director
Years active1980–present

Career edit

Momose was recruited by Studio Ghibli in 1988 to provide layout and other duties for Grave of the Fireflies. He later provided key animations for Porco Rosso, Whisper of the Heart, and Spirited Away.[1][2]

In 2004, Momose made his directorial debut on two short films, Portable Airport and Space Station No. 9. In 2005, while continuing to work at Ghibli, Momose formed his own studio, Studio Kajino.

In 2010, Momose served as a character designer, cutscene animation director and storyboard for Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, which was released on Nintendo DS. The enhanced version of the game was released a year later on PlayStation 3, titled Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.[3] Momose later character designed the game's sequel, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.[4][5] In 2019, Momose directed NiNoKuni at OLM, Inc.[6]

In 2021, it was announced that Momose will direct a film adaptation of A.F. Harrold's novel The Imaginary at Studio Ponoc.[7][8] It is scheduled to premiere on December 15, 2023.[9]

Works edit

Film edit

Year Title Credit Note
1988 Grave of the Fireflies Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director, Layout
1991 Only Yesterday Storyboard
1992 Porco Rosso Key Animation
1995 Whisper of the Heart
1997 Princess Mononoke CG Producer
1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas Storyboard, Unit Director, Scene Settings
2001 Spirited Away Key Animation
2004 Portable Airport Director, Screenplay Short films for Capsule
Space Station No. 9
2006 Tales from Earthsea Key Animation
2014 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Scene Design
2017 Mary and the Witch's Flower Key Animation
2018 Modest Heroes Director (Life Ain't Gonna Lose), Screenplay (Life Ain't Gonna Lose), Character Design (Life Ain't Gonna Lose), Animation Director (Life Ain't Gonna Lose) Anthology film[10]
2019 NiNoKuni Director, Storyboard [6]
2023 The Imaginary Director [9]

Video game edit

Year Title Credit Note
2010 Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn Character Design, Cutscene Animation Director, Cutscene Storyboard [3]
2011 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
2018 Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Character Design [5]

Bibliography edit

  • Momose, Yoshiyuki (January 1, 2011). 百瀬義行 スタジオジブリワークス [Yoshiyuki Momose: Studio Ghibli Works] (in Japanese). Ichijinsha. ISBN 978-4-75801-208-9.

References edit

  1. ^ 百瀬義行 スタジオジブリワークス [Yoshiyuki Momose: Studio Ghibli Works] (in Japanese). Ichijinsha. January 1, 2011. pp. 105, 115. ISBN 978-4-75801-208-9.
  2. ^ "「メアリと魔女の花」から一年、スタジオポノックが新たな挑戦! 短編アニメーションレーベル「ポノック短編劇場」を始動 ポノック短編劇場「ちいさな英雄―カニとタマゴと透明人間―」". Toho (in Japanese). March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Webster, Andrew (January 23, 2013). "The ridiculously charming world of 'Ni no Kuni', Studio Ghibli's gaming masterpiece". The Verge. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Webster, Andrew (June 21, 2017). "The new Ni No Kuni isn't technically a Studio Ghibli game, but it still kind of is". The Verge. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Ressler, Karen (January 26, 2018). "Ni no Kuni II Video Shows Interview With Former Ghibli Character Designer Yoshiyuki Momose". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "劇場アニメ「二ノ国」レベルファイブ日野晃博が製作総指揮、主演は山崎賢人". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Pineda, Rafael (December 7, 2021). "Studio Ponoc Unveils The Imaginary Anime Film Based on A.F. Harrold's Novel". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  8. ^ "スタジオポノック新作「屋根裏のラジャー」公開延期、アニメ制作の進行の遅れにより". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). March 2, 2022. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Mateo, Alex (July 14, 2023). "Studio Ponoc's The Imaginary Film Opens in Japan on December 15". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  10. ^ "スタジオポノックが新プロジェクト「ポノック短編劇場」発表、第1弾を今夏公開". Comic Natalie (in Japanese). March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.

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