President's Message

In keeping with our founding mission "to do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy," Polygon Pictures has used these concepts of unparalleled quality, never-before-seen achievement, and globalization to evaluate the needs of each era. These ideals have guided us as we continue to strive for ever greater heights. The road thus far has not been smooth, and we've been faced with failure many times. But each time we pulled through thanks to our dedicated staff, wonderful clients, and understanding investors. Their unwavering support is what has helped PPI to survive and thrive for so long in the world of computer graphics animation. I can't begin to express my gratitude.
So, what new heights will Polygon Pictures aim for next?
It is our goal to generate strong content, built on the foundations of Japanese culture, that will yield multiple benefits. We will develop and utilize new methods that will allow us to express this content with maximum effectiveness as we work together with our partners in Japan and around the globe. And above all, we hope that our work will bring inspiration to people all over the world.
We can't wait to introduce you to the next great work from Polygon Pictures!

Executive Profile: Shuzo John Shiota

Shuzo John Shiota was raised in the United States and is a graduate of the Sophia University Faculty of Law, Department of International Legal Studies. After joining the Nippon Steel Corporation in 1991, Shiota went on to participate in the launch of Dream Pictures Studio in 1997. He moved to Polygon two years later and in 2003 assumed the position of President and CEO. As studio head Shiota has spearheaded efforts to cultivate Polygon's overseas presence, helping the studio to become a leading developer of TV series and content targeted at the foreign market. Shiota has also served as a judge at major Japanese and international film festivals including Prix Ars Electronica (AUS), SIGGRAPH (U.S.) and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France). He also presided as conference chair for SIGGRAPH Asia in December 2021, and in 2022 received a Special Achievement Award at the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival. In 2023, he received a Hall of Fame Award from Animation Magazine in the U.S. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). His hobbies include playing in a band.