IG Port Plans 'New Major Work' for 2021

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Production I.G, Wit Studio's parent company is main investor of project planned for worldwide release

IG Port — the parent company of animation studios Production I.G, Wit Studio, XEBEC, Signal.MD, and publisher Mag Garden — announced its five-year management plan on July 13, which revealed that it is planning a "new major work" for a worldwide release, with a projected completion date of May 2021. IG Port is managing the project and is also the main investor.

IG Port and and Internet service provider NTT Plala announced a capital partnership in May that aims to produce new content. As part of the partnership, NTT Plala acquired 4.98 percent of IG Port's outstanding shares.

IG Port also recently held its "Project Bigship" contest for creators to celebrate the company's 10th anniversary. The company announced the winners for each category of the award earlier this year, but did not name a grand prize winner, which had a 3 million yen (about US$26,257) prize and an anime adaptation of the submission.

Production I.G and Wit Studio are currently in a comprehensive business alliance with Netflix. With the tie-up, Netflix will co-produce anime episodes from the studios and stream them in 190 countries.

Sources: IG Port, Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)

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