A long-time collaborator with GAINAX, and later studio Trigger, Hiromi Wakabayahi was involved in the Hiroyuki Imaishi-directed anime Gurren Lagann and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt before joining Studio Trigger in 2011.

He was the creative producer for Kill la Kill and worked on story co-operation for both Little Witch Academia short films, before serving as scriptwriter on some episodes of Space Patrol Luluco, where he also directed and storyboarded the series' opening credits. He is the creative producer on Promare, and will be attending the Edinburgh screening of the film to discuss his role and work.