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
Notable work Your Name (2016)

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 its Anime Group and Products & Licensing, Digital Content Sales, and IP Management & Strategy Departments.[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 person to serve as executive producer of the Japanese Godzilla films, after Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shogo Tomiyama, and Minami Ichikawa.

Selected filmography

Executive producer


Selected video games

Selected bibliography




  1. With Minami Ichikawa.
  2. With Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Yoshimitsu Banno, and Kenji Okuhira.
  3. With Yoshihisa Heishi, Koji Ueda, George Wada, and Tomoyuki Ogata.
  4. 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.
  5. With Akito Takahashi.


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. "Company Profile". Toho. Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  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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