Passion for All Things Digital Arts SOLA DIGITAL ARTS LEADERSHIP

  • Joseph Chou CEO & PRODUCER
    • Name: Joseph Chou
      Years of Experience: 21
      First job in the entertainment industry: Licensing Sega Saturn ™ for the
      Korean market
      Current project: It's all secret until you see it
      Hobbies outside of work: What my wife calls 'man-child' stuff...but I like
      reading too
      Fun facts: Have a character named after me in a Rainbow Six ™ game
      expansion pack
      Often heard around the studio: "Yes I know I am the CEO...but I'm not paid
      enough take all 30 of you to lunch!"

      Selected Filmography

      Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017) - Producer

      Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017) - Producer

      Appleseed: Alpha (2014) - Producer

      Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) - Producer

      Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) - Producer

      Halo Legends (2010) - Producer

      Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) - Producer

      The Animatrix (2003)- Production Executive

  • Shinji Aramaki CCO & Director
    • Name: Shinji Aramaki
      Years of Experience: 34
      First job in the entertainment industry: Designing Transformers ™ robots for
      Takara Toy ™ - one of them is the original design for Soundwave ™
      Current project: Anything that Joseph throws at me
      Hobbies outside of work: There can be no such thing in my life
      Fun facts: Majored in Economics in college
      Often heard around the studio: "That looks great…. Just change THESE!"

      Selected Filmography

      Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017) - Director

      Appleseed: Alpha (2014) - Director

      Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013) - Director

      Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) - Director

      Sonic Unleashed (2008) - Opening Movie Director

      Appleseed Ex Machina (2007) - Director

      Appleseed (2004) - Director

      Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO (2004~2006) Mechanical Designer

      Full Metal Alchemist The Movie - The Conqueror of Shambala (2005) Production Designer

      Naruto The Movie (2004) - Mechanical Designer

      Astro Boy (2003) - Episode Director

      Metal Skin Panic: MADOX-01 (1988) - Director / Mechanical Designer / Original Creator

      Bubblegum Crisis (1987) - Production & Mechanical Designer

      Megazone 23 (1985) - Original Creator and Director

  • Tomisaburo Hashimoto CCO & Producer
    • Name: Tomisaburo Hashimoto
      In 1998, his graduation work at Digital Hollywood, "il", was selected as an animation theater by world famous CG conference, "SIGGRAPH” in U.S.. Then joined to Trilogy Corporation, participated as an animator for "GO! Anpanman" OP movie, as an animation director for full 3DCG animation "PiNMeN". After that, he became a freelance and was involved in numerous renowned content productions including "Thunder Bunny", "Gundam Evolve", "My Little Lover", "Ultraman Cosmos Theater Version". He joined SATELIGHT Inc. since he was involved in the production of OVA "Macross Zero". As a CGI producer of "Aquarion (TV, theater version animation)", "Macross F (TV, theater version animation)", "Bashcash! (TV animation)" and so on, he managed the creation of important CG parts on SATELIGHT Inc. animation. In 2015 he took office as board member of SOLA DIGITAL ARTS Inc. and reached today.

  • Makiko Nagano CFO & Studio Manager
    • Name: Makiko Nagano
      After working for the major paper trading company, she started her career as a flower artist. Later, became a person in charge of videogram production and copyright in managing section of Entertainment industry. Since entered A.D.Vision (current Sentai Filmworks), the one of the North American largest animation distribution companies, participated in delivering Japanese animation overseas. As a production manager, she became the HUB among American headquaters and Japanese major publishers, broadcasts and movie productions. In 2009, with Joseph Chou, in the production of “Halo Legends” she acted as the bridge between Microsoft and Japanese animation productions. After the establishment of SOLA DIGITAL ARTS Inc. in 2010, she kept taking her responsibility on its finance section and production management and reached today. Hobbies outside of work: Traveling, Hot springs tour and Enjoying delicious things.