Kyoto Animation

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Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd.
株式会社京都アニメーション
Type Business corporation
Industry Japanese animation
Founded 1981
Headquarters Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Key people Hideaki Hatta, President
Yoko Hatta, Founder, head of development and production
Employees 129 (April 2010)
Subsidiaries Animation Do (Osaka)
Website www.kyotoanimation.co.jp

Kyoto Animation (京都アニメーション Kyōto Animēshon?), abbreviated KyoAni (京アニ?), is a Japanese animation studio located in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1981 by former Mushi Pro staff, became a limited company in 1985 and then became a corporation in 1999. Presided by Hideaki Hatta, the company is affiliated with noted studio Sunrise and is also parent to the studio Animation Do. Although founded in 1981, Kyoto Animation has produced 15 anime series as of 2014 on their own, and have been involved in the production of Kiddy Grade, InuYasha, Nurse Witch Komugi, Tenchi Universe, and Generator Gawl. They have also been involved in Konami's long-running baseball game Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū (Power Pro) series' for four installments (eight through eleven) for the vocal opening and ending sequences (Konami made the openings themselves before seven).

Produced series[edit]

Kyoto Animation head office
Kyoto Animation Studio in Uji city, Kyoto, Japan

In the list below, only the productions that Kyoto Animation were the main producer for are listed.

TV series[edit]

Title Series run Genres Episodes Note(s)
Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu August 26, 2003–November 18, 2003 Comedy, Military, Romance 12 Adapted from the Full Metal Panic! light novel series, and sequel to the 2002 version created by Gonzo.
Air January 6, 2005–March 31, 2005 Drama, Fantasy, Romance 13
(+2 OVA)
Adaptation of Key's visual novel.
Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid July 13, 2005–October 19, 2005 Comedy, Mecha, Military, Romance 13
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of the Full Metal Panic! light novel series by Shoji Gatoh.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya April 2, 2006–July 2, 2006
April 3, 2009–October 9, 2009
Comedy, Mystery, Science fiction, Supernatural 14
28
Adaptation of the light novel series by Nagaru Tanigawa.
Rebroadcast in 2009 with 14 additional episodes
Kanon October 5, 2006–March 15, 2007 Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance 24 This series is the second anime adaptation of a visual novel of the same name by Key. The first was created by Toei Animation in 2002.
Lucky Star April 8, 2007–September 16, 2007 Comedy, Slice of life 24
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of the manga by Kagami Yoshimizu.
Clannad October 4, 2007–March 27, 2008 Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance 23
(+1 OVA)
Another adaptation of a visual novel by Key.
Clannad After Story October 3, 2008–March 26, 2009 Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance 24
(+1 OVA)
Sequel to Clannad.
Sora o Miageru Shōjo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai January 14, 2009–March 11, 2009 Adventure, Fantasy 9 A television series remake of Munto.
K-On! April 3, 2009–June 26, 2009 Comedy, Slice of life 13
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of the manga by Kakifly.
K-On!! April 7, 2010–September 28, 2010 Comedy, Slice of life 26
(+1 OVA)
Sequel to K-On!.
Nichijou April 3, 2011–September 25, 2011 Comedy, Slice of life 26
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of the manga by Keiichi Arawi.
Hyōka April 22, 2012–September 16, 2012 Slice of life, Mystery 22
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of novels by Honobu Yonezawa.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions October 4, 2012–December 19, 2012 Romantic comedy 12
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of novel by Torako, winner of an honorable mention in the novel category in the first Kyoto Animation Awards.
Tamako Market January 10, 2013–March 28, 2013 Comedy 12 An original story from the team who worked on K-On!.
Free! July 4, 2013–September 25, 2013 Sports, Drama 12 Adaptation of the novel High Speed! by Kōji Ōji, winner of an honorable mention in the novel category in the second Kyoto Animation Awards.[1]
Beyond the Boundary October 2, 2013–December 18, 2013 Dark fantasy 12
(+1 OVA)
Adaptation of light novel series by Nagomu Torii, winner of an honorable mention in the novel category in the second Kyoto Animation Awards.[2]
Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- January 8, 2014–March 27, 2014 Romantic comedy 12 Sequel to Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions.
Free! Eternal Summer July 2, 2014–September 24, 2014 Sports, Drama 13 Sequel to Free!.
Amagi Brilliant Park October 6, 2014–ongoing Fantasy, Romantic comedy 13 Adaptation of the light novel series by Shoji Gatoh.

Films[edit]

Title Release date Genres Note(s)
Tenjōbito to Akutobito Saigo no Tatakai April 18, 2009 Adventure, Fantasy A film version of the television series Sora o Miageru Shōjo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya February 6, 2010 Comedy-drama, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Supernatural A film adaptation of the novel by Nagaru Tanigawa
K-On! December 3, 2011 Comedy, Music, Slice of life Continuation of the animated series based on the manga by Kakifly.
Takanashi Rikka Kai: Gekijō-ban Chūnibyō Demo Koi ga Shitai! September 14, 2013 Romantic comedy A summary of the first season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, from the point of view of Rikka with new elements. A tie-in film for season 2.
Tamako Love Story April 26, 2014 Romantic comedy, Slice of Life Continuation of the 2013 television series.
Beyond the Boundary Q2 2015 Dark fantasy A film version of the television series.

Original video animations[edit]

Title Release date Genres Note(s)
Munto March 18, 2003 Adventure, Fantasy Munto was first distributed online through Kyoto Animation's website in three parts.
Munto 2: Beyond the Walls of Time April 23, 2005 Adventure, Fantasy Munto 2 was also first distributed online, but in two parts.

Original net animations[edit]

Title Series run Genres Note(s)
The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya February 14, 2009–May 15, 2009 Comedy Adaptation of the manga based on the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
Nyorōn Churuya-san February 14, 2009–May 15, 2009 Comedy Adaptation of the manga based on the Haruhi Suzumiya series.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Lite September 27, 2012–November 1, 2012 Comedy Adaptation of novel by Torako, winner of an honorable mention in the novel category in the first Kyoto Animation Awards.
Beyond the Boundary Idol Trial! November 8, 2013–December 16, 2013 Comedy Adaptation of light novel series by Nagomu Torii, winner of an honorable mention in the novel category in the second Kyoto Animation Awards.
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! -Heart Throb- Lite December 26, 2013–March 16, 2014 Comedy Sequel to Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions Lite.

Game openings and endings[edit]

Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū series
  • Aka: Power Pro/Pawapuro series
  • Games eight through eleven in the main series installment
  • Release dates: 2001 - 2004
  • Genres: Sports
  • Original Development: Konami/Diamond Head
  • Kyoto Animation featured all the openings in eight through eleven, as well as the Success Mode ending in eleven.

References[edit]

General
  • Cavallaro, Dani (2012). Kyoto Animation: A Critical Study and Filmography. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-7068-6. 
Specific

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