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Anime International Company, Inc.
Native name
株式会社アニメインターナショナルカンパニー
Kabushiki-gaisha Anime Intānashonaru Kanpanī
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedJuly 15, 1982; 39 years ago (1982-07-15)
HeadquartersNerima, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Tōru Miura (CEO)[1]
OwnerTōru Miura (97.56%)
DivisionsAIC ASTA
AIC Build
AIC Classic
AIC Digital
AIC Frontier
AIC PLUS+
AIC Spirits
AIC Takarazuka
Websitewww.anime-int.com
AIC RIGHTS Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社AICライツ
Kabushiki-gaisha Aiku Raitsu
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedDecember 10, 2015; 5 years ago (December 10, 2015)
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yasutaka Omura (CEO)[2]
Total equity¥ 3,000,000[3]
Websitewww.aic-r.com

Anime International Company, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社アニメインターナショナルカンパニー, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Anime Intānashonaru Kanpanī), often abbreviated as AIC founded on June 15, 1982 is a Japanese animation studio located in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan.[4][5] On December 10, 2015, AIC RIGHTS Co., Ltd was established through a company split, in which AIC Rights received the transfer of some of the copyrights owned by Anime International Company.[6]

Their notable works include series such as Tenchi Muyo!, Bubblegum Crisis, El Hazard, and several adaptations of the manga Oh My Goddess!.

AIC had eight sub-studios within itself, named: "AIC ASTA" (2003, formerly: "AIC A.S.T.A."), "AIC Build" (2010), "AIC Classic" (2010), "AIC Digital" (1997), "AIC Frontier" (June, 2012), "AIC PLUS+" (2006), "AIC Spirits" (2003) and "AIC Takarazuka" (2006). In addition to producing anime for the Japanese domestic market, AIC also contributes in foreign productions, such as Inspector Gadget.[7]

History[edit]

In June 2006, a partnership was started with NTU for the development of the CACANI system, a software used as a tool in the animation process to generate fills between keyframes.

In September 2010, Oizumi Corporation acquired 95% of the studio from the ACA-managed investment fund MCP Synergy for 530 million yen. Also on the same day of the acquisition, AIC will buyback the remaining shares of the company held by TM Company. Together with the 5% share buyback from AIC, the studio subsequently became a wholly owned subsidiary of Oizumi Corporation.[8]

In March of the following year, Aplix Corporation acquired all shares of the studio except AIC's treasury stock from Oizumi Corporation for 660 million yen, and AIC became a subsidiary of the company.[9]

In February 2013, production producers of AIC Spirits quit the company and established an animation studio Production IMS. Also in May of that year, production producers of AIC Classic quit and founded the studio, Troyca.

On January 20, 2014, Aplix IP Holdings transferred all shares of AIC to Tōru Miura at 8,000 yen (1 yen per share).[10][11][12]

In August 2015, former AIC animator Atsushi Okuda tweeted a post stating that AIC's production department had been disbanded.[13]

In December 2015, Yasutaka Omura was appointed as the CEO of AIC,.[14] Also in the same month, AIC RIGHTS CO., Ltd was established through a company split from AIC, in which AIC Rights received the transfer of some of the copyrights of the work of Anime International Company. Omura would be appointed as the CEO of AIC Rights.[15]

In February 2017, AIC Rights launched the "anime reboot projects" initiative to celebrate AIC's 35th anniversary,[16] which will be animated in cooperation with AIC and l-a-unch・BOX. On July 1 of the same year, AIC's singapore subsidiary Anime International Company Asia PTE., Ltd was dissolved.

On January 12, 2020, Omura announced his resigning from his CEO position at Anime International Company, although he'll remain as CEO of AIC Rights.[17] Following Omura's resignation, Tōru Miura would return as CEO of AIC.

In April 2021, AIC Rights entered into a business alliance with Toei Agency, with the two companies going forward co-owning the copyrights to some of the intellectual property owned by AIC Rights.[18]

Works[edit]

TV series[edit]

Title First run start date First run end date Episodes Note(s)
Cream Lemon: Lemon Angel October 1, 1987 December 24, 1987 37
Lemon Angel (1988) February 3, 1988 March 30, 1988 9
Lemon Angel (1988/II) July 7, 1988 September 1, 1988 8
Komatsu Sakyo Anime Gekijou October 19, 1989 March 29, 1990 27
Tenchi Universe April 2, 1995 September 24, 1995 26 Remake for television of the first 6-episode story arc in Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki.
El-Hazard: The Wanderers October 6, 1995 March 29, 1996 26 Simplified version of the original OVA storyline, stretched to twenty-six episodes and eliminates or alters several of the OVA's major characters.
Magical Project S October 4, 1996 March 28, 1997 26 Based on the Magical Girl Pretty Sammy character and the OVAs.
Tenchi in Tokyo April 1, 1997 September 23, 1997 26 A reboot of the franchise set in a different timeline to both Ryo-Ohki and Universe.
Battle Athletes Victory October 3, 1997 March 27, 1998 26 Retelling the story of Battle Athletes.
Vampire Princess Miyu October 6, 1997 March 30, 1998 26 Adaptation of the manga series by Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshiki Hirano.
Burn-Up Excess December 12, 1997 July 1, 1998 13 Sequel to Burn-Up W.
El-Hazard: The Alternative World January 8, 1998 March 25, 1998 13
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight April 1, 1998 September 30, 1998 27 Based on the Record of Lodoss War fantasy novels by Ryo Mizuno.
Nightwalker: The Midnight Detective July 9, 1998 September 23, 1998 12 A late night anime TV series created by Ayana Itsuki. Based on the Mayonaka no Tantei Night Walker PC game.
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 October 7, 1998 March 31, 1999 26 Retelling the story of Bubblegum Crisis.
A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve April 7, 1999 June 30, 1999 12 Sequel to A.D. Police Files.
Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure April 8, 1999 July 1, 1999 13
+OVA
An anime television series created by Masaki Kajishima.
Black Heaven July 14, 1999 October 7, 1999 13
Blue Gender October 7, 1999 March 30, 2000 26 An anime television series created by Ryōsuke Takahashi.
Trouble Chocolate October 8, 1999 March 24, 2000 20 An anime series produced by AIC.
Now and Then, Here and There October 14, 1999 December 30, 1999 13 An anime television series directed by Akitaro Daichi and written by Hideyuki Kurata.
Great Dangaioh April 5, 2001 July 5, 2001 13 An anime television series created by Toshiki Hirano.
Tenchi Muyo! GXP April 2, 2002 September 24, 2002 26 Sequel to Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki.
Petite Princess Yucie September 30, 2002 March 24, 2003 26 An anime series produced by Gainax.
Godannar October 1, 2003 December 24, 2003 13 An anime series by Yasuchika Nagaoka. Co-produced with OLM, Inc. AIC ASTA
Battle Programmer Shirase October 3, 2003 January 4, 2004 15 An anime television series produced by AIC.
Monkey Turn January 1, 2004 June 26, 2004 25 An anime television series co-produced with OLM. AIC Digital
Burn-Up Scramble January 12, 2004 March 29, 2004 12 Sequel to Burn-Up Excess with entirely new series with some new and some old characters, and a very different art style. AIC Spirits
Godannar Second Season April 5, 2004 June 28, 2004 13 Sequel to Godannar. Co-produced with OLM, Inc. AIC ASTA
Monkey Turn V July 7, 2004 December 18, 2004 25 An anime television series produced by AIC.
Girls Bravo (First Season) July 7, 2004 September 27, 2004 12 Adaptation of shōnen manga series by Mario Kaneda. AIC Spirits
To Heart: Remember My Memories October 2, 2004 December 25, 2004 13 Sequel to To Heart. Co-produced with OLM, Inc. AIC ASTA
Magical Canan January 1, 2005 March 26, 2005 13 Adaptation of the magical girl eroge visual novel developed and published by Terios. AIC ASTA
Ah! My Goddess January 6, 2005 July 7, 2005 26 Adaptation of the Oh My Goddess! manga series by Kōsuke Fujishima. AIC Digital
Girls Bravo (Second Season) January 27, 2005 April 21, 2005 12 Adaptation of shōnen manga series by Mario Kaneda. AIC Spirits
Gun Sword July 4, 2005 December 26, 2005 26 An anime television series is directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Hideyuki Kurata. AIC ASTA
SoltyRei October 6, 2005 March 30, 2006 24 An anime series directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike. Co-produced with Gonzo. AIC Digital
Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy April 6, 2006 September 28, 2006 24 Sequel to Ah! My Goddess. AIC Digital
Sasami: Magical Girls Club (First Season) April 13, 2006 July 13, 2006 13 Based on the Magical Girl Pretty Sammy characters. AIC Spirits
Tokko April 15, 2006 August 2, 2006 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Tohru Fujisawa. AIC Spirits
Pumpkin Scissors October 2, 2006 March 19, 2007 24 Adaptation of the manga by Ryotaro Iwanaga. Co-produced with Gonzo. AIC Digital
Lovely Idol October 2, 2006 December 18, 2006 12
+OVA
An anime adaptation of the Lovely Idol franchise. Co-production with TNK. AIC ASTA
Tokimeki Memorial Only Love October 2, 2006 March 26, 2007 25
+2 DVD episodes
Based on Konami's popular Tokimeki Memorial dating simulation series. AIC ASTA
Sasami: Magical Girls Club (Second Season) October 3, 2006 January 11, 2007 13 Based on the Magical Girl Pretty Sammy characters. AIC Spirits
Tokyo Majin (First Season) January 19, 2007 April 20, 2007 14 Based on Japan-only video game series. Directed by Shinji Ishihara. AIC Spirits
My Bride is a Mermaid April 1, 2007 September 30, 2007 26 Adaptation of the manga series by Tahiko Kimura. Co-produced with Gonzo. AIC Digital
Tokyo Majin (Second Season) July 27, 2007 October 10, 2007 14 Based on Japan-only video game series. Directed by Shinji Ishihara. AIC Spirits
Bamboo Blade October 1, 2007 March 27, 2008 26 Adaptation of the manga series by Masahiro Totsuka. AIC ASTA
Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun October 3, 2007 December 20, 2007 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Daisuke Suzuki. AIC Spirits
Moegaku★5 January 14, 2008 March 3, 2008 40 The 5 came from the use of 5 languages and its 5 PM broadcast schedule. AIC Spirits
S · A: Special A April 6, 2008 September 14, 2008 24 Adaptation of the manga by Maki Minami. Co-produced with Gonzo.
Astro Fighter Sunred October 3, 2008 March 27, 2009 26 Adaptation of the manga by Makoto Kubota. AIC ASTA
Ga-Rei: Zero October 5, 2008 January 3, 2009 13 Adaptation of the Ga-Rei manga series by Hajime Segawa. AIC Spirits
Viper's Creed January 6, 2009 March 24, 2009 12 An anime television series created by Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan. Co-produced with Digital Frontier. AIC Spirits
Samurai Harem: Asu no Yoichi January 8, 2009 April 16, 2009 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Yū Minamoto. AIC Digital
GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class July 6, 2009 September 1, 2009 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Satoko Kiyuzuki. AIC PLUS+
Nyan Koi! October 1, 2009 December 17, 2009 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Sato Fujiwara.
Astro Fighter Sunred 2 October 3, 2009 March 27, 2010 26 Sequel to Astro Fighter Sunred. AIC ASTA
Heaven's Lost Property October 4, 2009 December 27, 2009 13
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Suu Minazuki. AIC ASTA
Whispered Words October 7, 2009 December 30, 2009 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Takashi Ikeda.
Ōkami Kakushi January 7, 2010 March 25, 2010 12 Adaptation of the visual novel by Konami.
Mayoi Neko Overrun! April 6, 2010 June 29, 2010 13 Adaptation of the light novel by Tomohiro Matsu.
Amagami SS July 2, 2010 December 23, 2010 26 Based on the Amagami dating simulation game.
Shukufuku no Campanella July 2, 2010 September 17, 2010 12
+OVA
Based on a visual novel developed by Windmill.
Strike Witches 2 July 7, 2010 September 23, 2010 12 Sequel to Strike Witches. AIC Spirits
Cat Planet Cuties July 10, 2010 September 25, 2010 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the light novel series by Okina Kamino. AIC PLUS+
Heaven's Lost Property: Forte October 1, 2010 December 17, 2010 12 Sequel to Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono). AIC ASTA
Oreimo October 3, 2010 December 19, 2010 15 Adaptation of the light novel series by Tsukasa Fushimi. AIC Build
Wandering Son January 13, 2011 March 31, 2011 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Takako Shimura. AIC Classic
Nekogami Yaoyorozu July 9, 2011 September 24, 2011 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by FLIPFLOPs. AIC PLUS+
R-15 July 10, 2011 September 25, 2011 12 Adaptation of the R-15 light novel series by Hiroyuki Fushimi.
Maken-ki! October 5, 2011 December 21, 2011 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Hiromitsu Takeda. AIC Spirits
Haganai October 7, 2011 December 23, 2011 13 Adaptation of the light novel series by Yomi Hirasaka. AIC Build
Persona 4: The Animation October 7, 2011 March 30, 2012 25
+OVA
Based on the video game, Persona 4 AIC ASTA
Amagami SS+ January 5, 2012 March 29, 2012 13 Sequel to Amagami SS.
Place to Place April 5, 2012 June 28, 2012 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Ishiki.
Humanity Has Declined July 2, 2012 September 17, 2012 12 Adaptation of the light novel series by Romeo Tanaka. AIC ASTA
Love, Election and Chocolate July 6, 2012 September 28, 2012 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the Japanese adult visual novel developed by Sprite. AIC Build
Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo July 31, 2012 November 16, 2013 12 Original anime that aims to teach English with cute girl characters. AIC Frontier
Haganai NEXT January 11, 2013 March 29, 2013 12 Sequel to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. AIC Build
Kotoura-san January 11, 2013 March 29, 2013 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Enokizu. AIC Classic
Date A Live March 31, 2013 June 16, 2013 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the light novel series by Kōshi Tachibana. AIC PLUS+
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 April 7, 2013 September 29, 2013 26 Joint production with Xebec on episodes 1–10.
Day Break Illusion July 6, 2013 September 28, 2013 13
+OVA
An original anime series produced by AIC and Aniplex.
Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo - The TV July 6, 2013 September 7, 2013 10 Sequel to Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo. AIC Frontier
Super Seisyun Brothers September 13, 2013 December 13, 2013 14 Adaptation of the manga series by Shin Shinmoto. AIC PLUS+
Pupipō! December 20, 2013 March 28, 2014 15 Adaptation of the manga series by Rensuke Oshikiri. AIC PLUS+
Ai Tenchi Muyo! October 6, 2014 December 26, 2014 50
+10 recaps
Based on the Tenchi Muyo! franchise and is sponsored by the city of Takahashi, Okayama in order to promote tourism for the city. AIC PLUS+

Films[edit]

Title Release date Note(s)
Ai City (Love City) July 26, 1986
Gall Force: Eternal Story July 26, 1986
Silent Möbius: The Motion Picture August 17, 1991 Adaptation of the Silent Möbius manga series by Kia Asamiya.
Elementalors April 1, 1995 Adaptation of the manga series by Takeshi Okazaki.
Tenchi Muyo in Love April 20, 1996 The first of three films set in the Tenchi Muyo! multi-verse. The film takes place after the conclusion of Tenchi Universe.
Armitage: Poly-Matrix June 25, 1996 Feature-length edit of Armitage III.
Tenchi the Movie: The Daughter of Darkness August 2, 1997 The 2nd of three films set in the Tenchi Muyo! multi-verse directed by Tetsu Kimura and written by Naoko Hasegawa.
Tenchi Forever! April 24, 1999 The final of three films set in the Tenchi Muyo! multi-verse.
Welcome to Lodoss Island! April 25, 1998
Ah! My Goddess: The Movie October 21, 2000
Armitage: Dual-Matrix March 22, 2002 Sequel to Armitage III.
Blue Gender: The Warrior November 20, 2002 The compilation movie of Blue Gender.
Heaven's Lost Property the Movie: The Angeloid of Clockwork June 25, 2011 Based on a manga and anime series Heaven's Lost Property (Sora no Otoshimono). AIC ASTA
Strike Witches: The Movie March 17, 2012 The film adaptation of Strike Witches.
Persona 4: The Animation -The Factor of Hope- June 9, 2012 A film recap of the Persona 4: The Animation.
Aura: Koga Maryuin's Last War April 13, 2013 AIC ASTA
Persona 3 The Movie: No. 1, Spring of Birth November 23, 2013 Based on the Persona 3 video game by Atlus. AIC ASTA

OVAs[edit]

Title Release start date Release end date Episodes Note(s)
Cream Lemon August 11, 1984 March 19, 1993 38
Megazone 23 March 9, 1985 March 9, 1985 1
Fight! Iczer One October 19, 1985 March 4, 1987 3 Based on a comic by Aran Rei.
Megazone 23 Part II May 30, 1986 May 30, 1986 1 Sequel to Megazone 23
Legend of Lyon Flare July 14, 1986 April 21, 1990 2
Cosmos Pink Shock July 21, 1986 July 21, 1986 1 Based on the 1984 serial on the "Animevision" video magazine.
Call Me Tonight July 28, 1986 July 28, 1986 1 An anime OVA short film directed by Tatsuya Okamoto.
Outlanders December 16, 1986 December 16, 1986 1 Produced by AIC on behalf of Tatsunoko Production and is not listed on Tatsunoko's web site.
Wanna-Be's December 25, 1986 December 25, 1986 1 An anime OVA written by Toshimichi Suzuki.
Campus Special Investigator Hikaruon January 28, 1987 January 28, 1987 1
Bubblegum Crisis February 25, 1987 January 30, 1991 8 Co-produced with Artmic and Youmex.
Maryū Senki March 5, 1987 July 25, 1989 3
Pants no Ana: Mambo de Ganbo! May 9, 1987 May 9, 1987 1
Black Magic M-66 June 28, 1987 June 28, 1987 1 Adaptation of the manga by Masamune Shirow. Animated by AIC, and produced by Animate.
Dangaioh September 28, 1987 July 25, 1989 3 An anime OVAs produced by AIC. Co-produced with Artmic.
Gall Force 2: Destruction November 21, 1987 November 21, 1987 1 Sequel to Gall Force: Eternal Story.
Daimajū Gekitō: Hagane no Oni December 10, 1987 December 10, 1987 1
Battle Royal High School December 10, 1987 December 10, 1987 1
Dragon's Heaven February 25, 1988 February 25, 1988 1 An anime OVA directed by Makoto Kobayashi.
Spirit Warrior April 29, 1988 September 21, 1991 3 Adaptation of the manga series by Makoto Ogino.
Ten Little Gall Force July 3, 1988 July 3, 1988 1 An animated mockumentary detailing a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Gall Force: Eternal Story and Gall Force: Destruction from the First Story Arc.
Vampire Princess Miyu (OVA) July 21, 1988 April 1, 1989 4 Adaptation of the manga series by Narumi Kakinouchi and Toshiki Hirano.
Dragon Century October 26, 1988 December 25, 1988 2 An anime OVAs created by Ryuukihei.
Gall Force 3: Stardust War November 2, 1988 November 2, 1988 1 Sequel to Gall Force 2: Destruction.
Hades Project Zeorymer November 26, 1988 February 21, 1990 4 Adaptation of the manga series by Chimi Morio.
Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 December 16, 1988 December 16, 1988 1 An anime OVA directed and written by Shinji Aramaki.
Riding Bean February 22, 1989 February 22, 1989 1 Adaptation of the manga by Kenichi Sonoda.
Be-Boy Kidnapp'n Idol March 1, 1989 March 1, 1989 1
Rhea Gall Force March 21, 1989 March 21, 1989 Sequel to Gall Force 3: Stardust War.
Explorer Woman Ray May 26, 1989 June 23, 1989 2
Legend of Lemnear July 25, 1989 July 25, 1989 1 An anime OVA directed by Kinji Yoshimoto.
Megazone 23 Part III September 28, 1989 December 22, 1989 2 Sequel to Megazone 23 Part II.
Cybernetics Guardian November 1, 1989 November 1, 1989 1
Be Boy Kidnapp'n Idol December 22, 1989 December 22, 1989 1
Gall Force: Earth Chapter December 25, 1989 December 1, 1990 3 Sequel to Rhea Gall Force
Sol Bianca March 21, 1990 May 17, 1991 2
Ryokunohara Labyrinth: Sparkling Phantom March 25, 1990 March 25, 1990 1
A.D. Police Files May 25, 1990 November 22, 1990 3 The story is set five years before the events of Bubblegum Crisis.
Iczer Reborn September 25, 1990 February 25, 1991 6
The Hakkenden October 25, 1990 March 25, 1991 6 Co-produced with Artmic. Based on the epic novel Nansō Satomi Hakkenden by Kyokutei Bakin.
Demon Warrior Luna Varga March 20, 1991 September 20, 1991 4
Burn Up! March 21, 1991 March 21, 1991 1
Detonator Orgun August 25, 1991 April 25, 1992 3 An anime OVAs by AIC and Artmic, directed by Masami Ōbari.
Gall Force: New Era December 1, 1991 February 26, 1992 2 Sequel to Gall Force Earth Chapter.
Genesis Survivor Gaiarth April 22, 1992 April 28, 1993 3 An anime OVAs by AIC and Artmic.
Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again May 21, 1992 November 21, 1992 6 Sequel to The Super Dimension Fortress Macross.
Sekai no Hikari Shinran Seijin June 1992 March 5, 1999 6
Ai no Kusabi August 1, 1992 May 1, 1994 2 Adaptation of the novel by Rieko Yoshihara.
Bastard!! August 25, 1992 June 25, 1993 6 Adaptation of the manga by Kazushi Hagiwara.
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki September 25, 1992 September 13, 2017 24
Scramble Wars: Tsuppashire! Genom Trophy Rally October 28, 1992 October 28, 1992 1 A humorous Japanese take on Wacky Races in which characters from several major series produced by Artmic - Bubblegum Crisis, Gall Force, Genesis Survivor Gaiarth, among others - compete for a trillion dollar-heavy trophy sponsored by the megacorporation Genom.
Green Legend Ran November 25, 1992 March 25, 1993 3
Oh My Goddess! February 2, 1993 May 17, 1994 5 Adaptation of the manga series by Kōsuke Fujishima.
Moldiver February 25, 1993 November 25, 1993 6
Kishin Corps March 24, 1993 August 25, 1994 7 Adaptation of the light novels by Masaki Yamada.
Ganbare Goemon: Jigen Jō no Akumu March 26, 1993 March 26, 1993 1 First OVA based on the Goemon game franchise, created by Etsunobu Ebisu.
The Hakkenden: A New Saga November 25, 1993 March 25, 1995 7 Sequel to The Hakkenden. Co-produced with Artland.
Iczer Girl Iczelion January 27, 1995 March 24, 1995 2 An anime OVAs created by Toshihiro Hirano.
Armitage III February 25, 1995 November 25, 1995 4
Magical Girl Pretty Sammy March 24, 1995 August 24, 1997 3 Based on the magically transformed version of the Sasami character from the various Tenchi Muyo! series.
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World May 26, 1995 January 25, 1996 7 An anime franchise written by Ryoe Tsukimura and directed by Hiroki Hayashi.
Ninja Cadets March 27, 1996 June 12, 1996 2 Co-produced with Youmex.
Burn-Up W April 10, 1996 September 26, 1996 4 Sequel to Burn Up!.
Tattoon Master April 26, 1996 August 23, 1996 2
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World 2 March 21, 1997 October 25, 1997 4
Mahou no Shiho-chan October 25, 1996 June 27, 1997 2
Battle Athletes May 25, 1997 June 25, 1998 6
Photon November 21, 1997 February 18, 1999 6 An anime OVAs created by Masaki Kajishima.
Virgin Fleet April 25, 1998 October 25, 1998 3 An anime OVAs created by Oji Hiroi and Yasuhiro Imagawa.
Twin Bee Paradise December 18, 1998 April 25, 1999 4
Sol Bianca: The Legacy September 24, 1999 May 25, 2000 6 Based on the original Sol Bianca.
Kaitō ranma: The Animation November 26, 1999 December 23, 1999 2
G-Taste December 18, 1999 April 24, 2003 7 Adaptation of the erotic manga series by Hiroki Yagami. Produced by Green Bunny.
Oni-Tensei April 25, 2000 September 25, 2000 3
Yarima Queen June 25, 2000 June 25, 2000 1
Zoku Gosenzo San'e October 25, 2000 April 25, 2001 4
Magical Play 3D December 29, 2001 December 29, 2001 1 Retells the Magical Play story.
Parasite Dolls May 22, 2003 July 24, 2003 3 The series, set in the Bubblegum Crisis universe, focuses on a special "Branch" of the A.D. Police.
Tenbatsu! Angel Rabbie January 23, 2004 January 23, 2004 1 AIC Spirits
Ah! My Goddess: Fighting Wings December 12, 2007 December 12, 2007 2 Oh My Goddess!'s 20th anniversary special.
Quiz Magic Academy September 12, 2008 September 12, 2008 1 AIC PLUS+
Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar March 20, 2009 March 19, 2010 13 A spin-off of the Tenchi Muyo! series created by Masaki Kajishima. AIC Spirits
Quiz Magic Academy - The Original Animation 2 February 11, 2010 February 11, 2010 1 Sequel to Quiz Magic Academy. AIC PLUS+
G-Best November 22, 2010 November 22, 2010 1 AIC PLUS+
Megane na Kanojo November 25, 2010 November 25, 2010 4 Adaptation of the manga by Tobi.
Ah! My Goddess: Together Forever February 23, 2011 August 23, 2013 3 OVAs bundled with volumes 42, 43 & 46 of the Oh My Goddess! manga.
Nana to Kaoru March 29, 2011 March 29, 2011 1 Adaptation of the manga series by Ryuta Amazume. AIC PLUS+
Gattai Robot Atranger December 29, 2011 December 29, 2011 1
Justeen December 29, 2011 December 29, 2011 1
Ai no Kusabi 2012 January 18, 2012 April 18, 2012 4 Remakes of Ai no Kusabi series.
Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmonbu Specials November 30, 2012 March 29, 2013 5 AIC Classic
Angel's Drop May 12, 2013 May 12, 2013 1 AIC Frontier
Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2: Watasu Seitokai July 5, 2013 July 5, 2013 1 An anime OVA bundled with the 8th volume of the Seitokai series spin-off novel.

ONAs[edit]

Title Release start date Release end date Episodes Note(s)
Magical Play November 16, 2001 May 3, 2002 24
Candy☆Boy: Side Story For Archive May 2, 2008 May 8, 2009 1 An ONA series directed by Takafumi Hoshikawa. Sequel to Candy Boy Episode: EX01 - Mirai Yohouzu
Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sisters in Daily Life + Candy Boy Episode: EX01 - Mirai Yohouzu May 2, 2008+August 13, 2008 May 8, 2009 +August 13, 2008 7 ONA + 1 OVA Sequel to Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sisters in Daily Life + Sequel to Candy☆Boy: Side Story For Archive
Kigurumikku V3 April 5, 2009 July 16, 2009 3 AIC ASTA
Oreimo Specials February 22, 2011 May 31, 2011 4 An alternate ending version of Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai TV series (episode 12 to 15). AIC Build
Ebiten: Kōritsu Ebisugawa Kōkō Tenmonbu July 14, 2012 September 15, 2012 10
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series created by SCA-ji. AIC Classic
Seitokai no Ichizon Lv.2 October 13, 2012 December 15, 2012 10 Sequel to Seitokai no Ichizon. Based on a light novels by Aoi Sekina.

Outsourced productions[edit]

Title Release date Note(s)
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future: Future Force Training 1987
Captain Power Bio Dread - Strike Mission 1987
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future: Raid on Volcania 1987

Specials[edit]

Title Release start date Release end date Episodes Note(s)
Candy Boy Episode: EX02 - Shiawase Kyouyuu Riron June 24, 2009 June 24, 2009 1

Video games[edit]

Title Release date Publisher Platform(s)
Basted Error: Total length of format strings for #time exceeds 6000 bytes. NEC Avenue PC Engine Super CD-ROM²
Policenauts September 29, 1995 Konami 3DO, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Grandia December 18, 1997 Entertainment Software Publishing, Sony Interactive Entertainment, GungHo Online Entertainment, Ubisoft. Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows.
Evil Zone January 14, 1999 Yuke's Future Media Creators (Japan), Titus Software (International) PlayStation
Oni January 28, 2001 Bungie, Gathering of Developers (PC), Rockstar Games (PS2) Windows, Mac, PlayStation 2
Time Hollow March 19, 2008 Konami Nintendo DS

See also[edit]

  • Artmic, former Japanese studio that originally produced a lot of titles that AIC now owns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "会社概要". 28 April 2014.
  2. ^ "会社概要".
  3. ^ "伝説のオリジナルビデオアニメ「メガゾーン23」等の権利を持つ株式会社 Aicライツが、株式会社 東映エージエンシーとIpの著作権を共同保有する業務提携を発表!".
  4. ^ "company". anime-int.com. September 10, 2017.
  5. ^ [1] Archived September 10, 2017, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://www.aic-r.com/
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