The September 16 issue of National Printing Bureau’s Kanpō publication reported on Wednesday that Kyoto Animation has absorbed the Osaka-based affiliate studio Animation DO, including all rights and properties associated with the company. Animation DO was originally established in 2000 as Kyoto Animation Osaka Studio, and it became its own corporation under the name Animation DO in December 2010. […]

The Mainichi Shimbun newspaper’s Mantan Web entertainment news website reported that director Utsumi Hiroko (Banana Fish, Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, Free! Eternal Summer) and anime studio BONES (Eureka Seven, Boku no Hero Academia) are working together on an original television anime project. The anime’s title and other information will be revealed on September 20 at […]

On Monday, Aug 17 the Japanese government’s Agency of Cultural Affairs announced the four studios that will participate in its “Animation Talent Training Research & Study Project 2020″ initiative. The studios IMAGICA, Usagi.Ou, Orange, and Tsumugi Akita Anime Lab will each produce an animation project from seven to 10 minutes in length. The works will […]

Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings announced that it has acquired the animation studio SILVER LINK. as a subsidiary company as of August 3, 2020. SILVER LINK. recently reabsorbed its subsidiary anime studio CONNECT and dissolved the company last month. SILVER LINK. inherited all of CONNECT.’s rights. SILVER LINK. was established in December 2007 when it became independent from the Frontline company. Some of the […]

On July 17th, the Extra 150th issue of the National Printing Bureau’s Kanpou—the Japanese government’s official gazette—revealed a merger that saw animation studio, ‘Silver Link.’ absorb its subsidiary ‘Studio Connect’. The merged studio retains the Silver Link. name and subcontracting studio Beep remains a subsidiary of Silver Link. For the […]