Bandai Namco Pictures

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BANDAI NAMCO Pictures Inc.
バンダイナムコピクチャーズ
kabushiki gaisha
Industryanime industry Edit this on Wikidata
FoundedApril 2015
HeadquartersShimoshakujii, Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yasuo Miyagawa
(President and CEO)
OwnerBandai Namco Holdings
ParentSunrise
Websitewww.bn-pictures.co.jp

Bandai Namco Pictures Inc. (株式会社バンダイナムコピクチャーズ, Kabushiki-gaisha Bandai Namuko Pikuchāzu), or BN Pictures, is a Japanese animation studio and production enterprise. It is a spinoff of Sunrise Inc., a subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings. The company is formed as a part of the medium-term management plan of Bandai Namco Holdings on restructuring Bandai Namco Group. All the anime intellectual property and production divisions of Sunrise that aims at children and family is transferred to BN Pictures. The company began its operations in April 2015.[1]

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title First run
start date
First run
end date
Eps Note(s)
Aikatsu! October 8, 2012 March 31, 2016 178 Based on Bandai's Data Carddass line of machines.
Taken over from Sunrise in 2015, starting on episode 127.
Tribe Cool Crew September 28, 2014 October 4, 2015 50 Original Work.
Taken over from Sunrise in 2015, starting on episode 25.
Battle Spirits: Burning Soul April 1, 2015 March 30, 2016 51 Battle Spirits Season 7.
Gintama° April 8, 2015 March 30, 2016 51 Based on a manga by Hideaki Sorachi
Sequel to Gintama': Enchousen.
Battle Spirits: Double Drive April 6, 2016 March 29, 2017 51 Battle Spirits Season 8
Aikatsu Stars! April 7, 2016 March 29, 2018 100 Sequel to Aikatsu!.
Heybot September 18, 2016 September 24, 2017 50 Original Work.
Gintama. January 8, 2017 March 26, 2017 13 Sequel to Gintama°.
Gintama. Porori-hen October 1, 2017 December 24, 2017 13 Sequel to Gintama.
Gintama. Shirogane no Tamashii-hen January 7, 2018 October 7, 2018 26 Sequel to Gintama. Porori-hen.
Aikatsu Friends! April 5, 2018 September 26, 2019 76 Sequel to Aikatsu Stars!.
B-PROJECT~Zecchō*Emotion~ January 11, 2019 March 29, 2019 12 Part of the cross media project by MAGES.
Aikatsu on Parade! October 5, 2019 TBA TBA Spin-off to Aikatsu!, Aikatsu Stars! & Aikatsu Friends!.
Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun October 5, 2019 TBA 23 Based on the manga by Osamu Nishi.

OVA/ONAs[edit]

Films[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunrise's Kids & Family IP to Spin Off Into New Bandai Namco Group Company". Anime News Network. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  2. ^ "Fight League Anime's Trailer Reveals Cast, More Staff, February 14 Debut". AnimeNewsNetwork. December 10, 2018. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Kaiketsu Zorori: Uchū no Yūsha-tachi Film Trailer Teases Original Story". Anime News Network. 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-06-01.

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