Ode to Anime Studios – White Fox

This studio was founded by Gaku Iwasa in April 2007 (White Fox 1999). It’s based in Suginami (White Fox 1999), like many other studios. Previously, it was a spun-off studio from OLM and in turn, it created Studio Bind…(so now you know who’s responsible for the gorgeous animation in this season’s Mushoku Tensei, in a... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios: Studio Colorido

This studio's a fairly young one, but it's been making some waves lately. Studio Colorido was founded by Hideo Uda, who worked on Evangelion and Saikano, on the 22nd of August 2011 (Studio Colorido 2020). Technically, they debuted with a set of advertisements/short videos, but their true debut can be considered to be Typhoon Noruda... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Lidenfilms

Another day, another anime studio based in Suginami… Lidenfilms was founded in the February of 2012. Although their romaji name is plural, the katakana give its name in the singular…which is a bit weird. On top of that, if the katakana is anything to go by, it’s pronounced “Raidenfilm”…meaning I’ve been pronouncing it wrong (i.e.... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – PA Works

Appare-Ranman knocked my socks off and this studio is busy with Kamisama ni Natta Hi this season anyway, so it's a good time for a look-see... PA Works was started on November 10th 2000 by Kenji Horikawa (PA Works 2019)...heck that would make it about 20 years old as I put this post out! Geesh,... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – NAZ

To be honest, I kept putting this studio off for this post series because I don’t have much information to go off… This is one of those instances where the studio is known under several names – the company website doesn’t refer to itself as “NAZ”, but rather “Anima & Company” (even in the URL,... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Trigger

This is the 2nd studio from the order that was decided by the readers. Trigger is a fairly young studio, having started in 2012 (Minto 2018), and are known for their staff, which are a pack which formed out of the vacuum left by Hideaki Anno at Gainax circa 2006 (Minto 2018). You might know... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Gainax

Thanks to everyone who voted in that poll I ran. I’m not sure if you noticed the poll on the previous Ode post took precedence, but Gainax had the 2nd place position on the Twitter poll anyway. If you wanted to know (or didn’t see the Must-read Monthly Monday for this month), Trigger was the... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – David Production

Well, I’ve seen a few things from this studio…but I don’t actually know much about them, aside from their reputation with the Jojo series. With the anime marathon adding Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 1 to my list, that means I’ve at least sampled Cells at Work, Fire Force, Ensemble Stars, Sagrada Reset, Book of Bantorra... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Brain’s Base

I’ve been worried about this one – I don’t really know their output too well and their overall “footprint” on their works is kind of vague… Brain’s Base is a yuugen kaisha, rather than a kabushikigaisha (see the explanation of that here). They mostly do adaptions, some of which are fairly popular (Natsume, anyone?) and... Continue Reading →

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