Biography

Having studied fine art in South Korea and animation in London, Eunyoung Choi came to Japan to work as an animator and partnered with acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa on projects including Kaiba (2008), The Tatami Galaxy (2010), and Ping-Pong The Animation (2014). Building on these experiences, Eunyoung started workin  as a producer and established Science SARU, a studio which mixes hand-drawn and computer animation techniques. She has produced the feature films Lu Over the Wall (2017, winner of the Annecy Cristal), Night is Short, Walk on Girl (2018, winner of the Japan Academy Prize for Animation), and Ride Your Wave (2019, winner of top animation prizes at the Shanghai and Fantasia International Film Festivals).

She has since continued to serve as producer on a number of projects, including director Naoko Yamada’s The Heike Story (2021) TV series and Masaaki Yuasa’s feature film Inu-oh (2021), while also stepping back into the director’s chair to direct the short film Akakiri (2021), streamed on Disney+ as part of the Star Wars: Visions anthology.

Science SARU’s newest project, the TV series Tatami Time Machine Blues (2022), is currently streaming on Disney+.