Production I.G (株式会社プロダクション・アイジー Kabushiki-gaisha Purodakusyon Ai Jī) is a Japanese anime studio and production enterprise, which was founded on December 15, 1987 by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. It is headquartered in Musashino, 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 also known in the video game world for helping develop the intros and artwork for games like Namco Tales Studio's famous title, Tales of Symphonia. The letters I and G actually derive from the names of the company founders Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and popular character designer Takayuki Goto. Production I.G is one of 50 other studios a part of The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA). They also did the PaRappa The Rapper anime cartoon.