Member of the Board

Muneyuki Kii
Born in Oasaka, 1970. After joining Toei Eiga Kogyo and working in theaters in Hiroshima and Osaka, he was transferred to T-JOY CO., LTD. shortly after the company's establishment, where he was involved in the launch of the cinema complex chain. After serving as manager of T-JOY Oizumi (now T-JOY Seibu Oizumi), Hiroshima Wald 11, and some other theaters, he supervised the launching of Shinjuku Wald 9 (one of the biggest movie theaters in Tokyo). Moved to the Entertainment Division of the company, being in charge of producer/distributor in "Haru tono tabi" (2010, Masahiro Kobayashi) "After School Midnighters" (2012, Takekiyo Hitoshi), "Saga no Gabaibachan" (2006, Yoshichi Shimada), "009 Re: Cyborg" (2012, Kenji Kamiyama) and "EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO." (2012, Hideaki Anno). In addition to actively organizing and developing the lineup of animation films at Shinjuku Wald 9, he launched Japan's first live-viewing business in movie theatres such as live-viewing “Gekicine” from Gekidan-shinkansen which is a Japanese theatre company also has been actively promoting overseas expansion, including direct distribution to Asia. In 2014, he was promoted to the Film Coordination Department of TOEI COMPANY, LTD. and started building a successful career as a film producer. He has produced “A Bride for Rip Van Winkle” (2016, Shunji Iwai), "HOWLING VILLAGE" series (2019-, Takashi Shimizu), "The Blood of Wolves" series (2018, 2021, Kazuya Shiraishi), "First Love" (2020, Takashi Miike, nominated for Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival), "Revolver-Lily" (2023, Isao Yukisada), "Shin Masked Rider" (2023, Hideaki Anno), and "KYRIE" (2023, Shunji Iwai) as well as distributed "EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME" (2021, Hideaki Anno) which went to be a blockbuster surpassing the 10 billion yen mark at the box office. After almost ten years at TOEI, in April 2023, he ended up being a head producer of TOEI COMPANY, LTD and founded K2Pictures with the aim of creating a new form of film production.
Director (Full-time)
Koide Daiju
While enrolling at Waseda University, he studied under director Hirokazu Kore-eda. After graduating, he joined TOEI COMPANY, LTD. in 2016, where he worked in the TV Production Department as an assistant producer of "Kamen Rider Zi-O" and other productions. In addition, he produced some short films such as "Hajimari" (2017, Kohei Imanaka), "Iwa wo mo tosu murashige" (2017, Shuko Nemoto), and the full-length film "Goldfish by the Sea" (2021, Sara Ogawa, nominated for competition at the Jeonju Film Festival). In 2019, he moved to the position at the Department of Film and has produced "LIP×LIP FILM×LIVE" (2020, original story by HoneyWorks), "Helldogs" (2022, Masato Harada), "Shin Masked Rider" (2023, Hideaki Anno) and the broadcast documentary by NHK "Shin Masked Rider: Behind the Scenes of Hero Action Challenge". He left Toei in September 2023 and joined K2 Pictures in October of the same year.
Director (Full-time)
Yuguchi Takaaki
In 2010, Takaaki Yuguchi joined Toei Co., Ltd. He was assigned to the Kansai Branch Office and was in charge of advertising in the Kansai region for three years. In 2013, he transferred to the Film Advertising Department. Takaaki’s main role was in production and marketing, being responsible for TV and radio media, and he was involved in more than 20 works.Since 2018, he has mainly been a promo producer and has been in charge of five works. Of these, “Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever” (2021, Kyohei Yamaguchi) recorded the highest box office earnings ever for the winter Kamen Rider film series. He was also in charge of advertising for “EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME” (2021, Hideaki Anno), the first ever jointly distributed work by Toho, Toei and Khara - contributing to the film's box office earnings, which exceeded 10 billion yen. In 2023, Takaaki became the head marketing producer for "Shin Masked Rider" (Hideaki Anno). He left Toei in October 2023 and joined K2 Pictures in November of the same year.
Director (Full-time)
Takahashi Daisuke
In 2010, he joined Toei Co., Ltd. and was appointed to the Film Advertising Department. After working as a publicist for "Hayabusa: Long Voyage Home," "Ask This of Rikyu," and "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods," he was transferred to the Kansai branch office, where he was in charge of theatrical sales for major areas across the Kansai and Chubu regions, including Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo and Aichi, along with being involved in all parts of the film distribution business.
Since 2018, he has worked as producer for "THE WITNESS" (2019, Junichi Mori), "HOWLING VILLAGE" (2020, Takashi Shimizu), "SUICIDE FOREST VILLAGE" (2021, Takashi Shimizu), and "Last of The Wolves" (2021, Kazuya Shiraishi). For "HOWLING VILLAGE," the company tried something new by producing "HOWLING VILLAGE Fear Avoidance ver." so that those with an aversion to horror could still enjoy the show. He also produced "OX-HEAD VILLAGE" (2022, Takashi Shimizu), and his latest project was "Revolver-Lily" (2023, Isao Yukisada).
He left Toei in 2023, and will be joining K2 Pictures in 2024.
Tetsuro Koda
CEO of Akatsuki Inc.
After graduating from the University of Tsukuba with a degree in Engineering Systems, joined Accenture Japan Ltd. In 2010, he co-founded Akatsuki Inc. with Motoki Shiota and has been leading the development of mobile games not only as a director but also as an engineer. In 2014, he established a local subsidiary in Taiwan as a representative and successfully launched the global distribution of Akatsuki's games. After serving as the director of the mobile game division and human resources he became the head of Akatsuki's IP production business and Akatsuki Live Entertainment in 2018. Since June 2020, has been in position of the CEO.
Frederic Katsuro Schmidt
Chairman of BentallGreenOak
During his 13 years at Morgan Stanley, he established investment platforms in Japan and China and served as Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley Capital Japan as well as the Head of Asian Investments for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds. He was in charge of managing assets of up to US$20 billion, raised through fund management for global institutional investors. He left Morgan Stanley in 2010 to start GreenOak (currently known as BentallGreenOak). He is currently the Chairman of the Board for Asia and manages US$12 billion in assets in Asia. He is an American born and raised in Japan. Graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics.
Sawada Toru
In 1986, Toru Sawada joined Sumitomo Bank. Initially he was involved in turnaround operations, such as business restructuring and financial support for large companies in trouble, and after that he worked on the front line helping to resolve bad debt issues.
He subsequently worked in the business management departments of the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, where he was in charge of establishing frameworks for global and Group-wide compliance, corporate governance, risk management, and other areas. Most recently, as Senior Managing Executive of both companies, Toru has been overseeing screening functions and also leading hands-on initiatives dealing with large-scale financing projects.
Since retiring as Senior Managing Executive for the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in March 2023, he has been involved in the management of several companies, including Industrial Growth Platform, Inc., and he also founded Brighten Japan. Toru advocates a philosophy of “Brightening even small corners, in the hope of seeing that expand and helping to turn around Japanese companies (society),” and he works hard to achieve this by running a hands-on consulting firm that focuses on management improvements, regeneration support and start-up assistance for medium-sized companies and SMEs - in a change of pace from the mega banks and leading firms he is used to dealing with.
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