Mr. Sakuragi is an anime industry talent who has specialised in working the field of CG animation, with 3DCG credits on TV anime including Tiger & Bunny, Black Rock Shooter and Waiting in the Summer.

Sakuragi was also the CG director for Shunji Iwai’s The Case of Hana & Alice (also screening at the festival in Edinburgh), and both wrote and directed the Japan Animator Expo short Neon Genesis Impacts, before directing recent Netflix TV anime series Ingress.

The director’s latest work is a film premiering here at Scotland Loves Anime, The Relative Worlds - Mr. Sakuragi will be attending both screenings of the film, with a Q&A session following the screening.