Hiroyasu Kobayashi – CG Anime Director and Designer.
Kobayashi was born in 1972 in Nigata Prefecture. After completing his master’s degree at Musashino Art University, Kobayashi entered into the movie industry as a matte painter but expanded his career to become a CG artist, and later became a member of Studio khara.
Kobayashi has not only worked as a CGI director and production designer (e.g. monitor display layout designs) in the Evangelion New Theatrical Edition series since Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, he has also assumed the role of director and designer in other projects as well.
Studio khara is the animation production studio under khara Inc. (The CEO of khara Inc. is Hideaki Anno.)
The studio’s main focus is on the production the Evangelion New Theatrical Edition series, but the company also collaborates on third party projects as well.
From 2014, the Studio khara was in charge of the production of a web streamed short anime anthology, Japan Anima(tor) Expo.