Japan Expo Paris - July 14-17, 2022 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center


Japan Expo is delighted to announce the coming of Yoshiki SAKURAI who has worked alongside Kenji KAMIYAMA on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex or the upcoming Hirune Hime, in partnership with @Anime. Come meet him at Japan Expo!

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Yoshiki SAKURAI was born in 1977 in Tochigi. He studied economics at Tokyo University. During his studies, he wrote a paper about Japanese animation and its subculture which was rewarded by several prizes.

Still a student, he took part in the anime series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex by director Kenji KAMIYAMA as a screenwriter and wrote eight episodes. Once he graduated, he joined Production I.G., an animation studio famous for producing Mamoru OSHII’s works, where he wrote many anime scripts.

He also took part in Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance du Studio Khara as a cooperation screenwriter.

He worked again with Kenji KAMIYAMA, who is also the festival’s guest, as the producer of Hirune Hime, the director’s latest movie, to be released on July 12, 2017 in France. 

Don’t miss Yoshiki SAKURAI at Japan Expo 18th Impact alongside Kenji KAMIYAMA, Ghost in the Shell and Hirune Hime director: he’ll be attending signings and a panel. For more about his schedule, follow our news!


Yoshiki SAKURAI is invited in partnership with @Anime


  • Appleseed XIII (TV): Screenplay (4 episodes)
  • Blood+ (TV): Script (episodes 3, 11, 20)
  • Colorful Ninja Iromaki (movie): Producer
  • Cyborg 009 Call of Justice (movie): Chief Producer
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (movie): Screenplay Cooperation
  • Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D (movie): Screenplay
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV): Script (15 episodes)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven (OAV): Screenplay
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man (OAV): Screenplay
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG (TV): Script (4 episodes)
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society (movie): Script
  • Giovanni's Island (movie): Screenplay, Producer
  • Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV): Script (6 episode)
  • Moshidora (TV): Script (episodes 2, 4-5, 8)
  • Otogi Zoshi (TV): Series Composition, Script (6 episodes), Series Framework Supervisor
  • Prince Mackaroo (TV): Script
  • Real Drive (TV): Script (4 episodes)
  • Redline (movie): Script
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (movie): Cooperation
  • xxxHOLiC (TV): Script (6 episodes)
  • xxxHOLiC the Movie: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Screenplay
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV 2/2000): Screenplay (ep 124)
  • Yumedamaya Kidan (special): Dramatization 


  • Kutikula (manga)
  • Tachikomatic Days (manga)
  • God Voice (manga)
  • Philosophia Robotica (review)
  • Renai no Architecture (review)
  • AppleSeed XIII : les enfants d’Alkeides (novel)

Japanese animation is 100 years old: come celebrate with us! 


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