Production I.G (株式会社プロダクション・アイジー, Kabushiki-gaisha Purodakusyon Ai Jī) (JASDAQ: 3791) is a Japanese anime studio and production enterprise, which was founded on December 15, 1987 by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. It is headquartered in Kokubunji, Tokyo, Japan.
Production I.G has been involved in the production of several anime television series, original video animation (OVA) and theatrical films, video game animated cut-scenes, video game design and development, as well as music publishing and management. Among its prominent works are Patlabor and the Ghost in the Shell series. Production I.G is known for high-quality animation.
The letters I and G actually derive from the names of the company founders Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and popular character designer Takayuki Goto.
I.G's primary goal, according to president Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, is to make anime that stands on its own ground without being an extension of manga.. Production I.G is one of 50 other studios a part of The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).
Initially founded as "IG Tatsunoko Limited" in 1987, it was a break-off branch-studio of Tatsunoko Productions which created Zillion. Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, the producer of Zillion, founded