Saku Sakamoto graduated from Tama Art University's Department of Graphic Design in 2000. His short animated works such as Makafushigi (2000) and Fisherman (2002) were selected for the Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Since then, his work has been introduced internationally through more than 10 film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam. He began his career as a freelance animation creator in 2002 and has worked with short films, opening titles for TV shows, and as a director and art director. Recent works include creating digital effects for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence directed by Mamoru Oshii and directing the original anime Mattsu, Yamma and Moburi produced by Japanese animation studio Robotcommunications Inc.