Shuzo John Shiota

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Polygon Pictures Inc.


  • SIGGRAPH 2018

    Shuzo John Shiota graduated from Sophia University with a degree in international legal studies. After initially joining Nippon Steel Corporation in 1991, Shuzo jumped industries to participate in the launch of Dream Pictures Studio in 1997. He moved to Polygon Pictures two years later and, in 2003, assumed the position of President and CEO. The company has since enjoyed exponential growth as the premier digital animation studio in Asia, winning many accolades including multiple Emmy Awards. In 2008, he was selected as one of the “25 Toon Titans of Asia” by Animation Magazine. He is also the recipient of the Audi Wired Innovation Award (2016), and has juried on many major Japanese and international film festivals, including Prix Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, Annecy, and Digicon6. He has given talks worldwide, including a TEDxKyoto address in 2015. In his spare time, Shuzo engages in his lifelong passion as a vocalist in a classic rock band.

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