News Release

  • Press Release
  • Apr.05, 2013

Polygon Pictures and Partners Present
ZIGURUHAZERU Toy Line and Animated Series

Polygon Pictures ("PPI," President and CEO: Shuzo Shiota, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan) is proud to announce that we will be producing a short animation for the ZIGURUHAZERU series (Original concept: MegaHouse). This project is jointly funded by MegaHouse Corporation (President and CEO: Iwao Okuyama, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan), Animax Broadcast Japan Inc. (President and Representative Director: Masao Takiyama, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan), and Production Reed Co., Ltd. (Chairman: Toshihiko Sato, Head Office; Tokyo, Japan).
 The ZIGURUHAZERU animated series is based on the upcoming original toy line of the same name from MegaHouse, featuring cool robot toys modelled after characters from the famous Journey to the West tale. The series premieres on Animax on April 6.
PPI is proud be a part of family-oriented projects like this one and help inspire the imaginations of a new generation of children.


ZIGURUHAZERU, from MegaHouse, is an original series of puzzle-like robot toys that can be disassembled and put back together again in a variety of combinations. Even better, parts from different toys can be combined to create the ultimate customized robot. The first instalment debuts Hazeru Gokuu, Hazeru Sagojo, and Hazeru Hakkai. Connect pieces from all three characters to build the mega puzzle robot Hazeru Seioh. Future releases in this series will continue to introduce an ever-expanding cast of new mecha-monsters.

About the production staff for the ZIGURUHAZERU short animated series

-Original Concept: MegaHouse
-Director: Masami Obari
-Mecha Design/Mecha Animation Director: Masahiro Yamane
-Character Design: Tsukasa Kotobuki
-Animation Director: Kozue Tanaami
-Color Design: Yuki Umeda
-Production Designer: Seiki Tamura
-CG: Polygon Pictures
-Production: Production Reed

About Polygon Pictures

Polygon Pictures comprises one of the companies under the umbrella of Amana Holdings Inc. (President and Representative Director: Hironobu Shindo, Head Office: Tokyo, Japan, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 2402). Our main business focus is on providing digital content creation services. This year, we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of our founding.
Since its founding in July 1983, PPI's mission has been to "do what no other has done, in unparalleled quality, for all the world to see and enjoy." Our production studio brings together over 300 creators from around the world, who devote their days to producing cutting-edge digital content. In addition to long-form, fully CG television series such as Transformers Prime (Daytime Emmy Award winner), Tron: Uprising, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PPI creates digital animation for films, video games, exhibitions, websites, and smartphones. PPI also manages licensing for our studio's original character properties like the popular penguin duo Rocky & Hopper.
By fusing our unrivalled production know-how with the internationally recognized quality of Japanese animation, PPI aims to become a leading company in the content business.
For more information, visit our website at http://www.ppi.co.jp.

Inquiries regarding this press release:
Nana Mizobe, Producer Department, Polygon Pictures Inc.
Address: 1F Azabu Green Terrace, 3-20-1 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047
Email: marketing@ppi.co.jp