Production I.G recently announced that they plan to promote Attack On Titan producer George Wada to CEO and President of the studio. He is also the current Executive Vice President.
While Wada takes the charge as CEO and President, the current CEO and President Mitsuhisa Ishikawa will be promoted to the studios Chairman of the board.
The power shift will take place on Aug 30 in the next shareholders meeting of the company.
Wada joined the company in 2005 and was later in 2012 appointed as CEO of Wit Studio. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Production I.G in 2020. He has continued to work in both the roles simultaneously in their respective companies. He will continue to do so post the meeting in August.
While performing his various roles in both the companies Wada has several feathers in his cap which stand as a testimony to his work. Some of the anime’s he has worked on include, Attack On Titan, Psycho Pass season 1 and 2, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society, Kimi No Todoke anime, Vinland Saga to name a few.
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa joined Tatsunoko Productions post completing his college education. He later co-founded Production I.G, then known as I.G Tatsunoko, with Tatayuki Goto in December 1987. It was renamed in 1993 as Production I.G.
Along with leading Production I.G, Ishikawa also serves as President and CEO of IG Port, which is the parent company of Production I.G Animation studio, Wit Studio, Signal.MD, and publisher Mag Garden.
Similar to Wada, Ishikawa will continue to serve other roles in the respective companies.
As co-founder of Production I.G Ishikawa too has several feathers in his cap such as:
- 009 Re:Cyborg
- Ace of Diamond
- Ancient Magus’ Bride
- Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
- Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan: Junior High
- Batman: Gotham Knight
- Blade of the Immortal
- Blade Runner: Black Lotus
- Blood-C: The Last Dark
- Blood: The Last Vampire
- Cyborg 009 Call of Justice
- Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot
- Ghost in the Shell
- Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
- Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D
- Ghost in the Shell: Arise
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Individual Eleven
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex – The Laughing Man Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society
- Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie
- Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren
- Kimi ni Todoke
- A Letter to Momo
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
- The Prince of Tennis II OVA vs. Genius 10
- The Prince of Tennis: A Day on Survival Mountain
- The Prince of Tennis: Two Samurais
- The First Game
- Psycho-Pass 2
- Star Wars: Visions
Source: Anime News Network
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