TMS Entertainment

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TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
株式会社トムス・エンタテインメント
Type Kabushiki kaisha
Industry Animation studio
Founded October 1946[note 1][1]
Founder(s) Yutaka Fujioka
Headquarters Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo
Key people Hideki Okamura
(Chairman)
Parent Sega Sammy Holdings
Subsidiaries Telecom Animation Film
TMS Photo
TMS Music
TOCSIS
Website www.tms-e.co.jp
TMS logo from 1987

TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (株式会社トムス・エンタテインメント Kabushiki-gaisha Tomusu Entateinmento?), formerly known as Tōkyō Movie Shinsha (東京ムービー新社 Tōkyō Mūbī Shinsha?) also known as Tokyo Movie or TMS-Kyokuchi, a subsidiary of Sega Sammy since 2005), is a Japanese animation studio, founded in October 1946. One of the oldest and most prominent anime studios in Japan, it has also produced numerous animated series airing in other countries such as France, the United States, and Italy. The company currently uses "TMS Entertainment, Ltd." as its corporate name, however, the animation studio itself is referred to as Tokyo Movie (東京ムービー Tōkyō Mūbī?). The company also has a fully owned subsidiary, Telecom Animation Film (TAF), which often co-animates shows with TMS. The company is most appreciated among American animation fans for the higher quality of its work compared to competing overseas animation houses. Often direct comparisons can be made between episodes of the same animated series, as in productions like Tiny Toon Adventures. The makers of Batman the Animated Series repeatedly praise their work on commentary tracks and have even worked with them on various episodes and other projects.

Productions[edit]

TV series[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

  • Chingō Muchabe (produced in 1967 but didn't air until Feb.-Mar. 1971)
  • Shin Obake no Q-Tarō (Sept.1st, 1971-Dec.1972)
  • Tensai Bakabon (original) (Sept.25th, 1971-June.1972)
  • Lupin III (original) (Oct.1971-Mar.1972)
  • Akadō Suzunosuke (Apr.1972-1973)
  • Dokonjō Gaeru (original) (Oct.1972-1974)
  • Jungle Kurobe (Mar.-Sept.1973)
  • Doraemon (Apr.-Sept. 1973)
  • Arano no Isamu (Apr.1973-Mar.27th, 1974)
  • Karate Baka Ichidai (Oct.3rd, 1973-Sept.25th, 1974)
  • Ace o Nerae! (original) (Oct.5th, 1973-March.29th, 1974)
  • Samurai Giants (Oct.7th, 1973-Sept.15th, 1974)
  • Judo Sanka (Apr.1974-Sept.30th 1974)
  • Hajime Ningen Gyatruz (Oct.1974-1976)
  • Ganba no Bōken (Apr.-Sept.1975)
  • Gensō Tensai Bakabon (Oct.1975-1977)
  • Hana no Kakarichō (1976–1977)
  • Shin Kyōjin no Hoshi (Oct.1st, 1977-Sept.1978)
  • Hyouga Senshi Guyslugger (co-produced with Toei Animation; a semi-remake of Cyborg 009) (Apr. 1977-Aug. 1977)
  • Ie Naki Ko (Remi, based on the French book Sans Famille) (Oct.2nd, 1977-Oct.1978)
  • Shin Lupin III (Oct.3rd, 1977–1980)
  • Takarajima (Treasure Island) (Oct.8th, 1978-Apr.1979)
  • Shin Ace o Nerae! (Oct.14th, 1978-Mar.1979)
  • Shin Kyōjin no Hoshi 2 (Mar.-Sept.1979)
  • Versailles no Bara (Oct.1979-Sept.1980)

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

Theatrical films[edit]

× - Pilot film to a later television series / ×× - Film that tied-in to the airing series

Television movies and specials[edit]

  • Bōchan (Jun.1980)
  • Nijū-yon [24] no Hitomi (Oct. 1980)
  • Sugata Sanshirō (1981)
  • Son Goku: Silk Road o Tobu!! (1982)
  • Annual Lupin III TV movies (1989–present)
  • Soreike! Anpanman
    • Minami no Umi o Sukae (1990)
    • Kieta Jam Oji-san (1993)
    • Keito no Shiro no Christmas (1995)
  • Rayearth: Zokan go (1995)

OVA[edit]

Foreign productions[edit]

TMS has also contributed animation for various non-Japanese studios.

Additional work[edit]

In addition to the above, TMS Entertainment has also worked on the following as an additional subcontactor.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (21st year of the Shōwa period); However the animation studio was not founded until 1964

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE AGE OF FUJIKO F. FUJIO, TMS History
  2. ^ "San Diego Comic-Con 2009: "Green Lantern: First Flight" Roundtable Interviews". Toonzone blog. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Telecom's blog on 11-16-2011
  5. ^ [2]

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