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Yasuhiro Irie

Yasuhiro Irie is an animation director, director and board representative for the Japanese Animation Creators Association (JAniCA). After graduating from high school in Yamaguchi Prefecture, he moved to Tokyo to join Nakamura Productions. As an animation director, he’s worked on “The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird” (1991~2), “Future GPX Cyber Formula” (1991), “Mobile Fighter G Gundam” (1994~5), “The Vision of Escaflowne” (1996), “Mobile Suit Gundam: The 8th MS Team” (1996~9), “Cowboy Bebop” (1998), “Spriggan” (1998), “Tekkonkinkreet” (2006) and many more. As a director, he is perhaps best known for his work on “Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood” (OVA and TV), with other notable work on such titles as “Alien 9” (2001~2, ep2~4), “KURAU Phantom Memory” (2004), “Full Metal Alchemist” (2009~10), “CØDE:BREAKER” (2012), and “Scorching Ping Pong Girls” (2016).