Meet The Filmmakers
RYUHO OKAWAExecutive Producer & Original Story
Ryuho Okawa is the founder and CEO of Happy Science Group. He was born on July 7th 1956, in Tokushima, Japan. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a law degree, he joined a Tokyo-based trading house. While working at its New York headquarters, he studied international finance at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In 1981, he attained Great Enlightenment and became aware that he is El Cantare with a mission to bring salvation to all of humankind. In 1986, he established Happy Science. It now has members in over 168 countries across the world, with more than 700 local branches and temples as well as 10,000 missionary houses around the world. The total number of lectures has exceeded 3,500 (of which more than 150 are in English) and over 3,100 books (of which more than 600 are Spiritual Interview Series) have been published, many of which are translated into 41 languages. Many of the books, including The Laws of the Sun and The Laws of Hell have become best sellers or million sellers. To date, Happy Science has produced 27 movies. The original story and original concept were given by the Executive Producer Ryuho Okawa. Recent movie titles are Beautiful Lure-A Modern Tale of "Painted Skin” (live-action, May 2021), Into the Dreams…and Horror Experiences (live-action, August 2021), and The Cherry Bushido (live-action, Febrary 2022), The Divine Protector – Master Salt Begins (Spiritual, Drama, October 2022). He has also composed the lyrics and music of over 450 songs, such as theme songs and featured songs of movies. Moreover, he is the Founder of Happy Science University and Happy Science Academy (Junior and Senior High School), Founder and President of the Happiness Realization Party, Founder and Honorary Headmaster of Happy Science Institute of Government and Management, Founder of IRH Press Co., Ltd., and the Chairperson of New Star Production Co., Ltd. and ARI Production Co., Ltd.
Isamu ImakakeDirector / Character Design / Chief Animation Director
Born in 1968. Isamu Imakake is a Japanese animator, animation producer, and animation director. He is known as the character designer in Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water, set designer in Cowboy Bepop, character designer in Neon Genesis Evangelion, and director of The Laws of the Universe - Part 0 and The Laws of the Universe - Part I. His directed movie, The Mystical Laws, received Theatrical Feature Film REMI SPECIAL JURY AWARD at the 46th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival.