Had a meeting last night with Sato Dai - screenwriter who brought us titles like Cowboy Bebop, Blood: The Last Vampire, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Samurai Champloo, Eureka Seven, Toward the Terra and Eden of the East.
Today we are meeting about something very obvious but I need to keep schtum about it until next March ^^;
I first met Sato-san back in December at the My Japan Conference - an event supported by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Japanese tourism agency. We were both there to talk about the influence of our work around the world.
Sato-san has written various titles which have been rather popular outside of Japan to a wider audience - even reaching those who dont usually watch anime - particularly titles like Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell SAC.
I love these tiles too which is why we are meeting. I want to create a title which stands the sands of time and not just be popular this year and then go the next like many titles out there.
Lately I've been trying to squeeze in some study on scriptwriting and how humans need stories. Are there any particular stories that you think I can learn a thing or two from?
After the meeting, I asked Sato-san if any photos of his office have ever been published - he said not but that I was welcome to be the first to do so ^^;
Only took a few as it was late but here we go starting with one of Sato-san's orange bags! He loves orange as you can see from the colors on his company's website Story Riders.
Sato-san also writes the scenario for many games too - including the up n coming E.X.Troopers for the 3DS and PS3. Me got a PS3 but I think I want a 3DS just to play this game!
3DS version below.
Anime trailer below.