In addition to Sakurai’s Q&A panel and autograph sessions, Anime Expo 2014 will also showing Giovanni’s Island, the film which marks Sakurai’s debut as a producer.
About Yoshiki Sakurai
As a scriptwriter, Sakurai debuted with the best-selling TV series, Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. (2003~2005) directed by Kenji Kamiyama. The huge success of the series made him one of the most-watched young scriptwriters in the industry. He served as story supervisor in the TV series Otogi Zoshi (2004) directed by Mizuho Nishikubo, and. co-wrote Annecy-nominated feature film, xxxHOLiC – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2005). Other credits include, animated feature film Redline (2010 as co-writer) and episodic writer in Appleseed XIII (2011). Giovanni’s Island (2014), which he co-wrote with Shigemichi Sugita.
About Giovanni’s Island
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast… and on this unhealed border in a remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Based on true events. Find out more on Production I.G. website.