Hiroaki Sakurai

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Hiroaki Sakurai
Born (1958-12-15) December 15, 1958 (age 58)
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Anime director

Hiroaki Sakurai (桜井 弘明, Sakurai Hiroaki?, born December 15, 1958) is an anime director.[1] He is known for his work in UFO Baby and the Di Gi Charat series.[2] He also served as the director for the anime adaptation of Cromartie High School, Nanaka 6/17, Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette. GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Maid Sama!, Nekogami Yaoyorozu, Jewelpet Happiness, and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.. His solo directorial debut was on the Cyberteam in Akihabara movie.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[4]
1990 Hidarin oo kurokku! (ja:左のオクロック!!?) Director
1990–91 Tanken Goblin Shima (ja:たんけん ゴブリン島?) Director, Storyboard
1996–98 Kodocha Assistant director [3]
1998 Sexy Commando Gaiden: Sugoi yo!! Masaru-san Assistant director
1999 Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl Director [3]
2000–02 UFO Baby Director
1999–01 Di Gi Charat Series director, episode director and writer Also specials and OVAs [5][3][2]
2001–02 PaRappa the Rapper Director
2002 Baboo Factory
バブーファクトリー[第2期]
Director
2003 Nanaka 6/17 Director
2003 Di Gi Charat Nyo! Director [6]
2003–04 Cromartie High School Director [7]
2004 Sweet Valerian Director
2005 Majokko Tsukune-chan Director OVA series
2006 Winter Garden Screenplay, Director
2007 Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette Director
2009 GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class Director Also OVA in 2010 [8]
2010 Maid Sama! Director Also OVAs [9]
2011 Nekogami Yaoyorozu Director Also OVA [10]
2013–14 Jewelpet Happiness Director
2016 The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Director [11]

Film[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[4]
1999 Cyber Team in Akihabara: Summer Vacation of 2011 Director Solo directorial debut [3]
2012 Jewelpet the Movie: Sweets Dance Princess Director [12]
Gekijōban Tantei Opera Milky Holmes ~Gyakushū no Milky Holmes~ Director [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice, Brad (October 27, 2009). "Details on Maid-sama anime adaptation sneak out". Japanator. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Digi Charat return to the airwaves". Anime News Network. November 20, 2000. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "New Otakon Guests!". Anime News Network. July 15, 2000. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – 桜井弘明" [Anime / Media Arts Database (search results) – Hiroaki Sakurai]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Adds Gatchaman, Di Gi Charat, Godannar Anime". Anime News Network. May 25, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  6. ^ "More Mahoromatic and Digi Charat". Anime News Network. March 29, 2003. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ Beveridge, Chris (March 6, 2008). "Cromartie High School Complete Collection (Thinpak)". Mania.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2015. 
  8. ^ "GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class Anime Reportedly Leaked (Update 2)". Anime News Network. December 3, 2008. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Anime Network to Begin Streaming Maid-Sama on June 15". Anime News Network. June 8, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Nekogami Yaoyorozu Anime's 2nd Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. May 1, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Satoshi Hino, Natsuki Hanae Join Cast of Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan Anime". Anime News Network. May 22, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Jewelpet Sweets Dance Princess Film's Trailer Posted". Anime News Network. July 6, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Milky Holmes Franchise Gets Anime Film in February 2016". Anime News Network. April 22, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 

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