Shōgun follows the collision of two ambitious men from different worlds and a mysterious female samurai: John Blackthorne, a risk-taking English sailor who ends up shipwrecked in Japan, a land whose unfamiliar culture will ultimately redefine him; Lord Toranaga, a shrewd, powerful daimyo, at odds with his own dangerous, political rivals; and Lady Mariko, a woman with invaluable skills but dishonourable family ties, who must prove her value and allegiance.

Set in the 17th Century, the story is told from the perspective of British hero John Blackthorne, a sailor who rises from outsider to samurai while being used as a pawn in Japanese leader Toranaga’s struggle to reach the top of the ruling chain – or Shōgun.

“An epic saga of war, passion, and power.”
Release Date: February 2024 on Hulu and FX.


Client: FX, Hulu (Disney)

Visual Effects by Goodbye Kansas Studios

Visual Effects Supervisor: Joel Lindman
Visual Effects Associate Supervisor: Martin Aufinger, Felipe Borges, Pete Seager
Visual Effects Executive Producer: Matilda Olsson
Visual Effects Producer: Alexander Darrell
Visual Effects Associate Producer: Daniel Evans
Visual Effects Production Managers: Josefine Jakobsson, Josh Bleeze
Visual Effects Coordinators: Richard Bruce, Jack Matchette
Visual Effects Production Assistant: Sofia Widström

Compositing Supervisor: Olov Samuelsson
Compositing Leads: Karl Rydhe, Fredrik Larsson, James Mcpherson
Compositing: Elena Topouzoglou, Fredrik Larsson, Guillermo Algora, Jamie Buckingham, Lukasz Przybytek, Martin Sazesh, Robin Zeijlon, Tomas Näslund, Shani Hermoni, Alexandra Glukhova, Phil Smith, Daniel Norlund, Alex Balmer, Andrea Singh, Bernd Koch, Felix Knoche, Denys Holovyanko, Fredrik Höglin, Lars Wallund, Matthias Boca, Maximilian Gsell, Peter Blomstrand, Natalia Strekalova, Robin Leeb, Zivan Petricevic

Layout Lead: Svetoslav Petkov, Joe Arnold
Layout/Matchmove: Souvik Mitra, Carmine Agnone, Lucia Basile

Environment Lead: Lukas McBride, Wojciech Piwowarczyk
Modelling & LookDev: Fabian Zackrisson, Robert Filipowicz, Frans Åkerman, Thomas Hurd, Andreas Leijon, Branko Basarovski, Dmitry Kremiansky, Tony Alamo, Robin Perden, Wim Coene, Jacob Moilanen, Amy Ash

Character Lead: Sandra Isaksson, André Sartori Valck
Character Artist: Andreas Leijon, Axel Flovin, Oscar Lilja, Willy Kratochwill, Fabian Zackrisson, Magnus Eriksson, Talia Bunsee

Face Modelling: Anneli Larsson, Hedda Peterson

Rigging Lead: Gabija Smalinskaite
Rigging: Ben Lillieström, Stephanie Holder

CFX: Ludvig Eliasson, Charlie Filmberg, Clover Lloyd

Animation Director: Jonathon Tyler
Keyframe Animation: Jonathan Skifs, Felix Graf, Mikael Ohlson, Staffan Linder, Friedl Jooste

Head of Motion Edit: Benjamin Brenneur
Motion Edit Lead: Thomas Obrecht
Motion Edit: Emmet Mörk, Marko Marinković, Guilherme Martins

Lighting Lead: Johan Vikström, Scott Yorke, Ivor Ribeiro Da Silva
Lighting: Sean Kalamgi, Pawel Szklarski, Richard Vosper-Carey, Fabrizia Bonaventura, Jon Perez, Joel Göthlin

FX Lead: Filip Orrby
FX: Pawel Jasinski, Robert Chapman, Vianney Durieux, Evgenii Stefanov, Martin Widö, Máté Toth, Wayde Duncan-Smith, Ilya Vorobev, Maxime Marline, Tobias Spitzbart, Ludvig Jonsson

Editorial: Manuel Mendes

Concept Artist: Mikael Widegren, Philipp Scherer, Jakub Kazmierczak, Fer Kitsawat, Raf Morant

DMP lead: Irena Smitakova
DMP: Maciej Biniek, Aurélien Ronceray, Tanguy Lemonnier, Kevin Decatoire, Philip Karadzhov, Emilis Baltrusaitis

Head of Pipeline & Developoment: Erik Johansson
Software Engineer: Dan Englesson, Stephen Hada, Joakim Johansson, Linus Fredriksson, Alexis Andersson
Pipeline TD: Karl Rydhe

Head of Motion Capture: Chris Jestico
Motion Capture Supervisor: Samuel Tyskling
Motion Capture Lead: David Grice
Motion Capture 1st AD: Axel Gärkman, Kim Seefried
Motion Capture Animator: Jan Germala
Motion Capture Data Artist: Emmet Mörk
Database Manager: Jonna Lehtonen
Motion Capture Support: Oskar Olsson
Motion Capture Operator: Ed Reeler
Props & Staging: David Sagesen
Performance Actors: Nilla Hansson, Nicklas Hansson, Josefine Jakobsson, Staffan Linder, Olov Samuelsson, Tomas Näslund, Sofia Widström

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