Hiroyuki Seshita

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Hiroyuki Seshita
Hiroyuki Seshita
Born 1967
Tokyo, Japan
First work Rex, the Dinosaur (1993)
Notable work Ajin: Demi-Human (TV 2016)
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With his masses of muscle fibers and unique body tissue to support his enormous bulk, this is an extraordinarily rugged-looking physique. It was an overwhelming presence that reverberated through the whole project, like a fearsome deity that even we who created it must prostrate ourselves before. That is our Godzilla.

— Hiroyuki Seshita

We welcome getting bashed by the traditionalists. That proves more than anything we succeeded in creating something different.

— Hiroyuki Seshita[1]

Hiroyuki Seshita (瀬下 寛之,   Seshita Hiroyuki) is a Japanese animation and visual effects director. He is the co-director of the GODZILLA anime trilogy alongside Kobun Shizuno, as well as the director and co-writer of GAMERA -Rebirth-.


GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters press notes

Hiroyuki Seshita was born in 1967 and joined Links in 1989. He worked as a CG director/designer in various fields of CG/VFX including feature films such as Kappa (河童, 1994) and Parasite Eve (パラサイト・イブ, Parasaito Ibu, 1997), and TV commercials, game cinematics, etc. In 1997, Seshita left for the USA to join Square USA and worked as Art Director on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001). In 2000, he returned to Japan to join Square (now Square Enix) and worked as a designer/VFX supervisor on cinematics for games such as Final Fantasy X (2001), Final Fantasy XI (2002), Kingdom Hearts (2002), Final Fantasy X-2 (2003) and others. He joined Casio Entertainment in 2004 and worked as VFX Director on Hitoshi Matsumoto’s films Big Man Japan (大日本人, Dai Nipponjin, 2007) and Symbol (しんぼる, Shinboru, 2009). In 2010, Seshita joined Polygon Pictures and has since worked as a director on Knights of Sidonia, Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet 9, Ajin: Demi-Human and Blame![2]

Selected filmography

Selected bibliography



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This is a list of references for Hiroyuki Seshita. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. AP - Godzilla back as animation has human drama, fewer monsters
  2. GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS Press Notes From Toho - SciFi Japan
  3. "メインスタッフ発表!". GAMERA -Rebirth- Official Site. 13 February 2023.


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