Shuzo John Shiota

Japanese Industry

Shuzo John Shiota is a bi-cultural, multiple award-winning producer and the President and CEO of Polygon Pictures. After beginning his business career with Nippon Steel Corporation in 1991, Shuzo made a leap into the world of entertainment by joining the launch of Dream Pictures Studio in 1996. Three years later, he transitioned to Polygon and ultimately assumed the position of President and CEO in 2003.

As studio head, Shuzo has spearheaded efforts to promote Polygon’s global presence, solidifying its position as one of Asia’s most respected studios. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including multiple Emmy Awards, the 25th Japan Media Arts Festival Special Achievement Award, and the Animation Magazine Hall of Fame Award in 2023.

Additionally, Shuzo has served as a juror for many prestigious film festivals, including Prix Ars Electronica (AUT), SIGGRAPH (U.S.), and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (France). Furthermore, Shuzo volunteers for multiple creative communities, including serving as a Conference Chair for SIGGRAPH Asia in 2021 and initiating Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) Japan in 2023. He has given talks in 18 countries thus far.

On a personal note, Shuzo is a total foodie and still hasn’t given up on his dream to become a rock star.

  • current autograph policy

    Autograph Policy will be determined closer to the convention.

  • Autograph Limit
    Limit 1 item signed, no Funko Pops allowed. Personalizations required.
  • Days attending
    Friday – Signing For All General Attendees, Saturday – Signing For All General Attendees, Sunday – VIP & General Appearance
  • VIP BRUNCH ATTENDANCE
    Yes