Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Screenwriter, Yoshiki Sakurai visits Vancouver Canada!

Sakurai, born on 9th June, 1977 in Japan, is a Japanese Screenwriter & Producer. He was raised in London U.K. and returned to Tochigi prefecture Japan when he was 13, and eventually graduated University of Tokyo (majored in economics).

His thesis concerning Japanese animation and subculture, won several awards. While he was a college student, he participated in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime television series as a screenwriter, writing 8 episodes. After graduation, he was employed at Production I.G. and participated in many anime TV series and feature films.

    TV Series

  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (Screenwriter; eps3,8,11,12,15,17,24,25)
  • Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG (Screenwriter; eps1,10,14,24)
  • Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (Screenwriter; eps3,8,12,16,20,24)
  • Blood+ (Screenwriter; eps 3, 11, 20)
  • xxxHolic (Screenwriter; eps2,5,9,13,19,SP)
  • xxxHolic:Kei (Screenwriter; ep7)
  • Otogi Zoshi (Chief Screenwriter; eps1,6,13,18,24,26)
  • Real Drive (Screenwriter; eps8,10,17,24)
  • Appleseed XIII (Screenwriter; eps2,4,10,13)
  • Ojarumaru (Screenwriter; from 10th season)
  • Animated Feature Films[edit]
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society (Screenwriter)
  • xxxHolic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Screenwriter)
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Screenplay Cooperation)
  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (Screenplay Cooperation)
  • Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai (Storyboard)
  • Redline (Screenwriter)Giovanni’s Island (Screenwriter, Producer)