Mai Yoneyama / 米山 舞
Illustration Artist / Animator
Born in Nagano, Japan.
She started her career as an animator at the animation production company GAINAX (representative work; "Neon Genesis EVANGELION" ). After that, she worked at TRIGGER, an anime production company that is highly regarded both in Japan and abroad. There, she was in charge of the animation director for “Kill la Kill” and the character design for “Kiznaiver” and other aspects of the works, and she emerged as a force to be reckoned with. In the 2019 Japanese massive hit animated film “PROMARE”, having played a central role in visual development and other aspects of the work, she has a definite presence in the animation and illustration industry.
She has also been remarkably active as an illustrator, such as working on the main visual for the EVANGELION fashion brand "RADIO EVA". And she held a solo exhibition "SHE" in 2019 and a solo exhibition "EGO" in 2021, her activities as an artist gain momentum.
Her works are characterized by the depiction that you can feel the flow of emotions and movements, which is the result of the fusion of a broad and deep sensibility that includes not only Japanese but also Asian elements, and an expressive ability to convey situations backed by the outstanding skills of an outstanding animator.