Ohira, Shinya

Ohira, Shinya

Given name: 晋也
Family name: 大平
Alternate names: Shinnosuke Harada
Birthday: Dec 12, 1966
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Birth place: Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Shinya Ohira is one of the most talented and recognized animator in the world of anime. His animation style includes using exaggerating motion, manipulating gravity and balance with use of different perspective shots, lots of rapid camera movement and unconventional angles. With his boldly distorted and vigorous drawing style, his cuts are unique and instantly recognizable.

He has worked as an animator for over thirty years. His early work in the 80's mainly consisted of action and effects cuts. He bounced around several studios (including Sunrise, Madhouse, and Pierrot).
His early cuts include Gal Force 2: Destruction (1987), for which he animated a laser beam with a distinctly loose and vivid sense of movement. With its smooth animation and wavy motion pattern, the cut has a lively fluidity to it that can be seen as the first step towards Ohira's current distinctive visuality. He used the same approach on his smoke effects for Akira (1988) and a flood for Angel Cop (1989). His style truly came into fruition when he started applying this to solid objects – especially people. The earliest such case is his cut in episode 10 of The Hakkenden (1994).
Other titles that display his animation skills to fullest are titles like Junkers Come Here (1994), FLCL (2000), "Kid’s Story" (2003), Fuujin Monogatari (2003), Mind Game (2004), "Wanwa the Doggy" (2008), Redline (2009), Momo e no Tegami (2011), Ping Pong the Animation - OP sequence (2014) and Space Dandy (2014), Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (2017).

-The Ohira "wobble," perhaps his most distinct trademark: the animated objects expand and compress in a wobbling manner.
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A-Ko The Versus
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Ai City
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Akira
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All That Gundam
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Angel Cop
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Anime 80-nichikan Sekai Isshuu
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Ao no 6-gou
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Black Magic M-66
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Howl no Ugoku Shiro
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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
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Kaze Tachinu
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Machine Robo: Cronos no Dai Gyakushuu
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Mind Game
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Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
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Riding Bean
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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
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SF Shinseiki Lensman
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Space☆Dandy 2nd Season
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The Hakkenden
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The Hakkenden: Shin Shou
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Tonari no Yamada-kun
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Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
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Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta
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Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
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Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome
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Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou
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Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou
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Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou
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Yumemakura Baku Twilight Gekijou
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FreedO0 | Jun 9, 11:38 AM
homie is cute when is smilin no homo


Korishi | May 16, 4:09 PM
I'm not sure if many people understand how amazing this guy really is. It's no wonder he is considered a grand master among his peers at the sheer difficulty of animating and even realizing the process in his distinct art style. Not to mention that jaw dropping multilayered animation.


buddylee4 | Mar 1, 3:45 AM
Cool guy


TarAlacrin | Feb 3, 6:34 PM
What a bloody legend holy moly, what a list he's got going here.


exitbagged | Jan 2, 12:36 AM
Goddam this guy is insane.


nAnoMarV | May 13, 2019 7:06 PM
I believe he is the best animator out there who can simulate the dynamics of the human body.


Jeustache | Mar 2, 2019 4:25 PM
You old school anime fan, you should meet this guy and give him a proper compliment


SpaghettiSpike | Oct 2, 2017 12:08 PM
wew lad


Crocospect22 | May 31, 2017 11:00 AM
a living legend..!!


Zedlin | Feb 12, 2017 7:37 PM
Great job with ping pong the animation, you truly are awestrucking :)


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