Shunji Iwai was born in 1963, and he start to shoot and produce multiple imaging media, including short TV film, MV, and advertisement in 1988. His unique style is called “Iwai aesthetics”, which attracts much attention. Besides the identity as film director, he is also a novelist and composer. Iwai’s director works include Firework (1993), Swallowtail Butterfly (1996), Apirl Story (1998), All about Lily Chou-Chou (2001), Hana & Alice (2004), New York, I Love You (3rd episode) (2009), and Vampire (2012). He wrote lyric for Hana wa saku, a relief song in 2012. One year later, he found the group Hec & Pascal. In February 2015, his first length anime film The Case of Hana & Alice was released, and it was nominated in the competition unit of Shanghai International Film Festival. The film was highly approved in Japan and other countries. His latest film The Bride of Rip Van Winkle released in Japan on March 26th, 2016.