Through Rina Sawayama’s alternative take on East Asian beauty standards and philosophical, “glittery cute” R&B sound, the Niigata-born, London-bred musician and model has carved a path of her own with few precedents to look up to. Celebrating her unique take on Eastern-meets-Western culture, in this latest installment of i-D Meets we put Rina’s childhood gaming skills to the test through a round of Final Fantasy and Dance Dance Revolution – and talk about her experiences as an East Asian woman in the entertainment industry and her admirable ambitions for the future.