Maki Terashima-Furuta

Industry Appearance

Maki Terashima-Furuta is the President of Production I.G.USA.


Production I.G. USA Industry Panel
Join Production I.G. USA President/Producer, Maki Terashima-Furuta as she hosts her annual Production I.G USA panel, showcasing IG's current and upcoming titles, including the anime adaptation of Junji Ito's Uzumaki, B: The Beginning Season 2, two of the most recent Rick and Morty shorts, as well as video letters from her virtual guests Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (the founder of Production I.G), Junichi Fujisaku (Ghost in the Shell: SAC, Blood +), Rui Kuroki (Kill Bill, B: The Beginning), Haruyasu Makino (Ultraman, Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045), George Wada (producer of Attack on Titan, Great Pretender, etc.), Kaichi Sato (Samurai and Shogun RAM), Toshiko Hata (RAM ID and Pacalien), Jason DeMarco (co-founder of Toonami), and Hiroshi Nagahama (Uzumaki Anime, Mushishi) followed by informative Q and As about English voice over casting and auditions by the most trusted casting directors, Stephanie Sheh (NYAV Post) and Mami Okada (Bang Zoom! Entertainment), and ending with Q and A by Maki Terashima-Furuta.

When: Saturday - July 4 at 11:10 AM - 12:10 PM PDT (see timezone chart)
Where: Twitch - Channel 2

Maki Terashima-Furuta is the President of Production I.G.USA as well as the producer of many shows including the most recent ones “Fena: Pirate Princess,” “B: The Beginning,” “FLCL 2: Progressive,” “FLCL 3: Alternative,” “GUCCI Flora,” etc. Terashima-Furuta is currently producing a new horror show “Housing Complex C,” and more sequels to FLCL, as well as the adaptation of Junji Ito’s horror manga “Uzumaki.” Terashima-Furuta founded the U.S. subsidiary in 1997 and during her time with the company she has overseen all phases of development, production and distribution of the company’s marquee projects including Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill,” the original “FLCL,” Mamoru Oshii’s “Avalon,” “Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence,” “The Sky Crawlers,” Cartoon Network’s “IGPX,” Lucas Animation’ s “Clone Wars,” Warner Bros’ “Batman: Gotham Knight,” Netflix’ “Cyborg 009” and “B: The Beginning,” and more recently DreamWorks’ “Ghost in the Shell (2017),” as Co-Producer, and Netflix’s “Castlevania” as Animation Producer. She has been hailed by Avi Arad as “the driving force of spreading [anime] in the USA” and by Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii as “a world-renown ‘Wild Business Woman,’ someone with incredible instinct and courage.



  • July 2, 2020

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