Ryo Hirano

Animation artist.

Born in 1988 in Kasukabe City, Saitama Prefecture.
Graduated from Tama Art University, Department of Information Design.
Belongs to Creators Management FOGHORN.
His works are pop, deep, and bizarre. From cultural anthropology and folklore to subcultures, he continues to create works with motifs determined by his voracious sense of touch. His works are diverse, including animation, illustration, manga, picture-story shows, VJ, and music, which confuse those around him, but his perspective is always rooted in everyday life, and he loves romance and non-humans.


exhibitions and screenings

● 2011 MogRagGarage Ryo Hirano Solo Exhibition “Yume Mitaina Mainichi(Dreamy Everyday)”

● 2012 Slamdance Film Festival, Utah, U.S.A. “Hietsuki Bushi” was screened.

● 2014 12th Fantoche International Animation Festival, Switzerland, exhibition “TEETH”, screening of animated films

● 2014 “Hirano Ryo Manga Matsuri”, uplink Shibuya, Dec. 13-19,

● 2014 GEORAMA Film Festival 2014 Tokyo Venue, “Ryo Hirano’s “Paradise” Completion Commemoration Party”, Kichijoji Baus Theater, Tokyo,

● 2015 Shibuya Atsuko Barouh “Power Spot” Exhibition: Ryo Hirano/NuQ/Saigo no Shudan

●    2015 Santiago, Chile, South America “12th Media Art Biennial” Manga exhibition, animation screening

● 2015 Japan Media Arts Festival Kagoshima “Between Boundaries” Kagoshima Prefectural History and Archives Center Reimeikan, exhibition of manga works

● 2016 Matadero Madrid, Spain: Special Exhibition “Fantasy of Convergence: A Cross-Section of Japanese Media Art,” exhibition of manga works

● 2016 San Francisco, U.S.A. GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Special Program: Kamishibai (Paper-show performance) and screening of animated works

●   2016 Gigmenta 2016, organized by Bijutsu Gakko, exhibition by Hitoshi Odajima and Ryo Hirano, “UTOPIA!

●  2016 Niigata Japan Media Arts Festival, Niigata, Japan “Monogatari of Memory and Record” Animation work screening

●  2016 “Fukuoka Short Animation Film Festival 2016” Film screening, workshop, talk Show with Kyohei Sakaguchi and Nobuaki Doi

●  2017 Marunouchi “Art, Media and I, Tokyo – AMIT2017” Animation Workshop

●  2017 “aniventure COMIC CON”, Bulgaria: Animation screening and manga exhibition

●  2017 Denmark “Viborg Animation Festival – KAWAII & EPIKKU” Animation screening, manga exhibition, lecture

●  2018 Kyoto “ANIME ASEAN Kyoto Tour” film screening and talk

●  2019 Sukagawa City, Fukushima “Japan Media Arts Festival Sukagawa Exhibition “Line of Creation, Line of Life”” Animation work screening & talk show

●  2020 Towada Hibernation Film Festival vol.1: Kaifu no Izumi (Towada Hibernation Film Festival vol.1), Contemporary Art Museum, Towada City, Aomori

●  2021 Chitose New International Airport Animation Film Festival, “Krasue” International Competition screening

●  2021 Exhibition “Ryo Hirano’s New Animated Short Film “Krasue” SCREENING & SPECIAL EXPERIENCES, Takadanobaba BaBaBa

●  2022 The 14th Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions “Krasue” Short Animation Screening and Exhibition

●  2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France, Short Animation Competition “Krasue”Screening.




●  2015 New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015, International Jury
●  2016 GIF animation competition “the GIFs 2016”, Jury
●  2017〜 “INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CREATIVE AWARD 2017”, domestic visual content category, jury
●, “World Animation Atlas,” a series of articles on short animation from around the world, together with Nobuaki Doi