Bones (studio)

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Bones Inc.
Native name
株式会社 ボンズ
Kabushiki-gaisha Bonzu
Kabushiki-gaisha
IndustryAnime
FoundedOctober 1998; 20 years ago (1998-10)
Headquarters3-1-12 Sanbiru Igusa, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Masahiko Minami
Hiroshi Ōsaka
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Websitebones.co.jp

Bones Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社 ボンズ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Bonzu) is a Japanese anime studio. It has produced numerous series, including Noragami, Wolf's Rain, Scrapped Princess, Eureka Seven, Angelic Layer, Darker than Black, Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club and two adaptions of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga along with Star Driver, Gosick, Space Dandy, and My Hero Academia. Its headquarters is located in Igusa, Suginami, Tokyo.[1]

History[edit]

Bones was founded by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ōsaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto in October 1998. One of their first projects was collaborating with Sunrise on Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, a feature film based on the Cowboy Bebop anime series.

In 2007, the studio suffered the loss of co-founder Hiroshi Ōsaka, well known for his works as character designer on series such as Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Mobile Fighter G Gundam and The Mars Daybreak. Ōsaka had been battling with cancer, and died from the disease on September 24, 2007. He was 44 years old.[2]

Since the death of Ōsaka, two new additions have been made to the studio's board of directors: Makoto Watanabe and Takahiro Komori. Komori is well known as a character designer and animator who has been with the studio since its inception. His previous works as designer consist of Angelic Layer, Scrapped Princess, and Darker than Black.[3]

Works[edit]

Anime television series[edit]

Title Original Broadcast Channel First run start date First run end date Episodes Notes
Hiwou War Chronicles NHK BS2 October 24, 2000 May 1, 2001 26 Original Work
Angelic Layer: Battle Doll TV Tokyo April 1, 2001 September 30, 2001 26 Based on a manga by CLAMP
RahXephon Fuji TV January 21, 2002 September 10, 2002 26 Original Work
Wolf's Rain Fuji TV January 6, 2003 July 29, 2003 30 Original Work
Scrapped Princess WOWOW April 8, 2003 October 7, 2003 24 Based on a light novel by Ichirō Sakaki
Fullmetal Alchemist MBS, TBS October 4, 2003 October 2, 2004 51 Based on a manga by Hiromu Arakawa
Mars Daybreak TV Tokyo April 1, 2004 September 23, 2004 26 Original Work
Kurau Phantom Memory TV Asahi June 24, 2004 December 15, 2004 24 Original Work
Eureka Seven JNN (MBS) April 26, 2005 April 5, 2006 51 Original Work
Ouran High School Host Club NTV April 4, 2006 September 27, 2006 26 Based on a manga by Bisco Hatori
Jyu-Oh-Sei Fuji TV April 13, 2006 June 22, 2006 11 Based on a manga by Natsumi Itsuki
Ghost Slayers Ayashi MBS, TBS October 7, 2006 March 31, 2007 25 Original Work
Darker than Black: The Black Contractor MBS, TBS April 5, 2007 September 28, 2007 25 Original Work
Skull Man Fuji TV April 28, 2007 July 21, 2007 13 Based on a manga by Shotaro Ishinomori
Soul Eater TXN (TV Tokyo) April 7, 2008 March 30, 2009 51 Based on a manga by Atsushi Ōkubo
Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief Fuji TV April 12, 2008 September 27, 2008 22 Based on a manga by Shinji Ohara
(Co-production with Telecom Animation Film)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood JNN (MBS) April 5, 2009 July 4, 2010 64 Second adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Fuji TV July 9, 2009 September 17, 2009 11 Original Work
(Co-production with Kinema Citrus)
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor MBS, TBS October 8, 2009 December 25, 2009 12 Sequel to Darker Than Black
Heroman TXN (TV Tokyo) April 1, 2010 September 23, 2010 26 Original Work in collaboration with Stan Lee
Star Driver JNN (MBS) October 3, 2010 April 4, 2011 25 Original Work
Gosick TV Tokyo January 7, 2011 July 2, 2011 24 Based on a light novel by Kazuki Sakuraba
No. 6 Fuji TV July 8, 2011 September 15, 2011 11 Based on the novels by Atsuko Asano
Un-Go Fuji TV October 14, 2011 December 23, 2011 12 Based on the works of Ango Sakaguchi
Eureka Seven: AO MBS, TBS April 12, 2012 November 19, 2012 51 Sequel to Eureka Seven
Blast of Tempest MBS, TBS October 4, 2012 March 28, 2013 24 Based on a manga by Kyō Shirodaira
Tenkai Knights Cartoon Network August 24, 2013 (US/Canada)
April 5, 2014 (Japan)
December 6, 2014(US/Canada)
March 28, 2015 (Japan)
52 Original Work
Space Dandy Adult Swim, Tokyo MX January 4, 2014 March 26, 2014 13 Original Work
Noragami Tokyo MX January 5, 2014 March 23, 2014 12 Based on the manga by Adachitoka
Captain Earth MBS April 5, 2014 September 20, 2014 24 Original Work
Soul Eater Not! TV Tokyo April 8, 2014 July 2, 2014 12 Based on a manga by Atsushi Ōkubo
Spin-off to Soul Eater
Chaika - The Coffin Princess Tokyo MX April 9, 2014 June 25, 2014 12 Based on a light novel by Ichirō Sakaki
Space Dandy II Adult Swim, Tokyo MX July 6, 2014 September 28, 2014 13 Sequel to Space Dandy
Chaika - The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle Tokyo MX October 8, 2014 December 10, 2014 10 Sequel to Chaika - The Coffin Princess
Blood Blockade Battlefront MBS April 4, 2015 October 4, 2015 12 Based on the manga by Yasuhiro Nightow
Show by Rock!! Tokyo MX April 5, 2015 June 21, 2015 12 Based on a video game by Geechs and Sanrio
Snow White with the Red Hair Tokyo MX July 6, 2015 September 21, 2015 13 Based on the manga by Sorata Akidzuki
Noragami Aragoto Tokyo MX October 2, 2015 December 25, 2015 12 Sequel to Noragami
Concrete Revolutio Tokyo MX October 4, 2015 December 27, 2015 12 Original Work
Snow White with the Red Hair 2 Tokyo MX January 11, 2016 March 28, 2016 13 Sequel to Snow White with the Red Hair
Concrete Revolutio: The Last Song Tokyo MX April 3, 2016 June 17, 2016 12 Sequel to Concrete Revolutio
My Hero Academia JNN (MBS) April 3, 2016 June 26, 2016 13 Based on the manga by Kōhei Horikoshi
Bungo Stray Dogs Tokyo MX April 7, 2016 June 22, 2016 12 Based on the manga by Asagiri Kafka
Show by Rock!! Short!! Tokyo MX July 4, 2016 September 19, 2016 12 Short anime based on Show by Rock!!
Mob Psycho 100 Tokyo MX July 12, 2016 September 27, 2016 12 Based on the webcomic by One
Show by Rock 2!! Tokyo MX October 2, 2016 December 18, 2016 12 Sequel to Show by Rock!!
Bungo Stray Dogs 2 Tokyo MX October 6, 2016 December 22, 2016 12 Sequel to Bungo Stray Dogs
My Hero Academia 2 NNS (ytv) April 1, 2017 September 30, 2017 25 Sequel to My Hero Academia
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond MBS October 7, 2017 December 23, 2017 12 Sequel to Blood Blockade Battlefront
My Hero Academia 3 NNS (ytv) April 7, 2018 September 29, 2018 25 Season 3 of My Hero Academia
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Tokyo MX April 13, 2018 June 29, 2018 12 Original Work
Mob Psycho 100 II TBA January 2019 TBA TBA Sequel to Mob Psycho 100
Carole & Tuesday Fuji TV April 2019 TBA TBA Original Work
Bungo Stray Dogs 3 TBA TBA TBA TBA Season 3 of Bungo Stray Dogs
My Hero Academia 4 TBA TBA TBA TBA Season 4 of My Hero Academia

Original video animation[edit]

Original net animation[edit]

Movies[edit]

  1. Fleeting Petals (泡沫の花弁, Utakata no Kaben) (18 June 2011)
  2. Wild Dance of Chaos (混沌の蘭舞, Konton no Ranbu) (16 July 2011)
  3. Never ending Crime (夢幻の連座, Mugen no Renza) (13 August 2011)
  4. Crimes in a Blank Dream (紅蓮の焦心, Guren no Shoushin) (10 September 2011)
  5. Heroic Return (双絶の来復, Souzetsu no Raifuku) (5 November 2011)
  6. Eternal Eternity (永久の久遠, Towa no Quon) (26 November 2011)

Games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "company info." Bones. Retrieved on March 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bones Co-Founder Hiroshi Ōsaka Passes Away". Anime News Network. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  3. ^ "Bones Company Info". Bones. Retrieved 2008-04-24.

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