P.A. Works

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P.A. Works Corporation
株式会社ピーエーワークス
Type Business corporation
Industry Japanese animation
Founded November 10, 2000
Founders Kenji Horikawa
Headquarters Nanto, Toyama, Japan
Key people Kenji Horikawa (President)
Website pa-works.jp

P.A. Works Corporation (株式会社ピーエーワークス Kabushiki-gaisha Pī Ē Wākusu?, short for Progressive Animation Works) is a Japanese animation studio established on November 10, 2000 and is located in Nanto, Toyama, Japan. The company's president and founder Kenji Horikawa once worked for Tatsunoko Production, Production I.G, and Bee Train before forming P.A. Works in 2000. The main office is located in Toyama, Japan, which is where the drawing and digital photography take place, and production and direction takes place in their Tokyo office. The company is also involved with animation in video games, along with collaborating in the past with Production I.G and Bee Train with anime. In January 2008, P.A. Works produced True Tears, their first anime series as the main animation studio involved in the production process.[1]

Produced series[edit]

TV series produced[edit]

True Tears
Canaan
Angel Beats!
  • Series run: April 3, 2010 – June 26, 2010
  • Genres: Action, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
  • Episodes 13 x 24 minutes
  • Story originally conceived by Jun Maeda.
Hanasaku Iroha
  • Series run: April 3, 2011 – September 25, 2011
  • Genres: Drama, Slice of life, Romance
  • Episodes 26 x 24 minutes
  • Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.
Another
Tari Tari
  • Series run: July 1, 2012 - September 23, 2012
  • Genres: Drama, Slice of life
  • Episodes 13 x 24 minutes
  • Story originally conceived by Evergreen.
Red Data Girl[2][3]
  • Series run: March 16, 2013 – June 1, 2013
  • Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
  • Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
  • Based on the novel by Noriko Ogiwara.
Koitabi: True Tours Nanto[4]
  • Series run: April 28, 2013
  • Genres: Romance
  • Episodes: 6 x 7 minutes
  • Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.
The Eccentric Family[5]
  • Series run: July 7, 2013 – September 29, 2013
  • Genres: Comedy, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 13 x 24 minutes
  • Based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi.
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea
  • Series run: October 3, 2013 – April 3, 2014
  • Genres: Drama, Romance, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 26 x 24 minutes
  • A collaboration project with Buriki and Dengeki Daioh
  • Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.
Glasslip
  • Series run: July 3, 2014 – ongoing
  • Genres: Drama, Romance, Slice of life
  • Episodes: 13 x 24 minutes
Shirobako
  • Series run: October 2014 – scheduled

Films produced[edit]

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
  • December 19, 2009
  • Genres: Adventure, Mystery
  • Co-Produced with OLM, Inc.
  • Continuation of the Professor Layton video game series.
Mai no Mahō to Katei no Hi
  • February 20, 2011
  • TV film
  • Genres: Drama, Family
Bannou Yasai Ninninman
Hanasaku Iroha Home Sweet Home

TV series partially produced[edit]

Animated films partially produced[edit]

Video games partially animated[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Anime project tourism Toyama: Animation part
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama" [6]
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach" [7]
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Cuisine "Grandpa in Gokayama" [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.A. Works work list" (in Japanese). P.A. Works company info. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. ^ "RDG -Red Data Girl-". P.A. Works. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "RDG Red Data Girl Fantasy Novels Have Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. December 17, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "True Tears' P.A. Works Makes True Tours Nanto Anime Short". Anime News Network. 
  5. ^ "P.A. Works' Uchōten Kazoku Anime Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  6. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  8. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Cuisine "Grandpa in Gokayama"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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