Keiji Ota

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Keiji Ota
Keiji Ota pictured by Yukie Mikawa in 2018
Occupation Film and TV producer; managing executive officer and chief Godzilla officer of Toho Co., Ltd.
First work Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar:
Ima, Fuku ni Yukimasu
(2009)
Notable work Your Name (2016)
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Keiji Ota (大田 圭二,   Ōta Keiji) is a Japanese producer and businessman who manages the Godzilla brand at Toho Co., Ltd.

Joining Toho in 1989,[1] Ota has since become a managing executive officer of the company and presides over the Animation, Video, Digital Content, and Business Management Divisions of its Entertainment Unit.[2] In 2017, he was also given the unique title of "Chief Godzilla Officer" (CGO) and placed in charge of overseeing the future expansion of the Godzilla franchise through the Godzilla Strategic Conference;[3] he has produced nearly every major entry in the franchise since then, including all three films of the GODZILLA anime trilogy and the animated television series Godzilla Singular Point. Ota is the fourth executive producer of the Japanese Godzilla films, succeeding Tomoyuki Tanaka of the Showa and Heisei series, Shogo Tomiyama of the Heisei and Millennium series, and Minami Ichikawa of Shin Godzilla.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

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  1. With Minami Ichikawa.
  2. With Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno, and Kenji Okuhira.
  3. With Minami Ichikawa, Hiroyasu Matsuoka, Yoshihiro Yoshizawa, Wakana Okamura, Kazuaki Kishida, Ryo Shimoyama, Tomoko Shiraishi, Atsushi Takeshige, Akihiro Takeda, Ryoji Tanaka, Chiaki Baba, Shoichi Hayashibara, Kazushige Hishinuma, and Yasuhiro Yamaguchi.

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This is a list of references for Keiji Ota. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Tomari, Takahiro (12 May 2018). 東宝の命運握る「ゴジラ戦略会議」 映画以外にも展開. NIKKEI STYLE.
  2. 企業概要. Toho. Retrieved on 4 November 2022.
  3. Isobe, Masakazu (10 June 2019). ハリウッド版も大ヒット 東宝CGO・大田圭二氏のゴジラ世界戦略. ORICON NEWS.
  4. Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. Fathom Events (4 October 2022).

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