Maplemation Staff


Karasu joined Maplemation in 2011 for the “Maple,” and has since then congregated with individuals who joined for the “mation.” For the longest time, nobody knew he was a moderator because people rarely find this staff page. Now it is too late. He is the current owner of the “Maple” and the “mation.”


Neil, otherwise known as “Pizzaman,” is an animator that started back in 2012 after finding various MBRs on YouTube and grew to enjoy the community and its people. He now moderates the forums with extra cheese and a Pepsi on the side.


CC began making videos in 2007 and has since found a passion for film making and Maple animating. He now majors in film production, directing various projects while continuing to be an active member of Maplemation. His strengths/hobbies mostly lie in film editing, voice acting, cinematography, and screenwriting.


Warren bounced around from community to community animating sprites, sticks or whatever else came to him until he landed in Maplemation in 2011 and decided to stay. He's met several people in this community that have inspired him to better himself as a person and an animator and he hopes he can bring that same inspiration to other people. He wants to become a professional cartoonist and make his own show someday. He has a soft spot for Tokusatsu and Spider-Man. He also hates men of pizza.


Heki originally joined the Maple animation community back in the times of BSBG forums. Originally known as Hekisaishi, he used to make gif animations in FW. But he found his passion in spriting and has since stopped animating to fully pursue spriting.


Rhys started mapmaking in Maplemation when she first joined. Spending more time in the community, she aspired to be a great spriter just like her friends and mentor. Although she’s dedicated herself to the life of pixels, she doesn’t plan on stopping there.

Animation Team Leader

Kayas joined Maple animating a little later into the game than most others on the site. What attracted him wasn't the source material of the game but the content created from it. Kayas then joined Maplemation and aimed for the Animation Team Leader spot to contribute to the output of content that inspired him to join.

Sprite Team Leader

Rhys' goals with the sprite team are to encourage more hands-on learning as well as taking next steps in improvement. Staying in a comfortable spot isn't bad but climbing mountains has a nicer sound to it.

Design & Art Team Leader

Kaneko joined Maplemation around 2016 and grew up under the wings of Horizon. She eventually became active in art media. Thanks to everyone that's supporting her, she made it into the art team, and became the art team leader. She wanted to help everyone who's interested in art field to improve! She would always be happy to help you out. Don't worry, she doesn't bite, unless she's hungry!

Comic Team Leader

Karasu joined Maplemation in 2011 to revive the Dark Force.

Map Team Leader

A member since 2010, Dally strives to better himself in both design and relations with fellow members. Although sometimes doubts his own abilities, he believes in learning from his mistakes and hopes become a respected member of both skill and character.

Website Host

Apart of the MapleStory community since it’s early days, Tyler has contributed to several fansites throughout the years as well as hosting Maplemation.


The founder of Maplemation. One of the “first gen” YouTube Maple animators, he’s generated quite the fan base. Originally from the Bannedstory Backgrounds forums, he decided to duo with Makani and they made Maplemation.


Co-founder of Maplemation. Another older animator, coming from Maplesim forums. Having teamed up with Tate to create Maplemation, he took care of just about all of the forum work, where as Tate moderated and kept it going. Also known as the “Wind Walker” through animations.


RumSwiller isn’t much of an animator, however he did create the original “MapleStory Headbop” video. Known mostly for forum moderation/coding work.