Brain's Base

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Brain's Base.
ブレインズ・ベース
Limited Company
Industry Japanese animation
Founded July 1996; 19 years ago (1996-07)
Headquarters Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Website www.brainsbase.co.jp

Brain's Base (ブレインズ・ベース Bureinzu・Bēsu?) is a Japanese animation studio founded in 1996 by former Tokyo Movie Shinsha staff.

Works[edit]

TV series[edit]

Title First run start date First run end date Genres Episodes Note(s)
Daigunder 5 April 2002 27 December 2002 Mecha, Action, Comedy 39 An anime TV series produced by TV Tokyo and NAS.
Pluster World 3 April 2003 25 March 2004 Adventure, Science fiction 52 An anime TV series produced by TV Tokyo and NAS. Co-produced by ACTUS.
Kamichu! 28 June 2005 27 September 2005 Fantasy, Slice of life, Romance 12
+4 DVD only
A series created by Besame Mucho, which is the joint pen name of Tomonori Ochikoshi, Koji Masunari, and Hideyuki Kurata. Produced by Aniplex.
Gunparade Orchestra 5 October 2005 29 March 2006 Action, Mecha 24
+3 OVAs
Based on a Japanese video game Gunparade March, developed by Alfa System. Also a sequel to Gunparade March: The New March.
Innocent Venus 26 July 2006 25 October 2006 Drama, Mecha, Dystopia 12 An anime series produced by Bandai Visual.
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula 4 April 2007 26 September 2007 Mecha, Science fiction 26 An anime series produced by Bandai Visual and TV Tokyo.
Baccano! 26 July 2007 1 November 2007 Black comedy, Crime, Fantasy 16 Based on a light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita.
Kure-nai 3 April 2008 19 June 2008 Comedy, Drama, Slice of life, Harem 12
+2 OVAs
Based on a light novel series by Kentarō Katayama.
Natsume Yūjin-chō 7 July 2008 29 September 2008 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 Adaptation the manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. Produced by NAS.
Akikan! 3 January 2009 28 March 2009 Romantic comedy, Action, Fantasy, Magical girlfriend 12
+OVA
Based on light novel series created by Riku Ranjō.
Zoku Natsume Yūjin-chō 5 January 2009 30 March 2009 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 The 2nd season of Natsume Yūjin-chō San anime series. Produced by NAS.
Spice and Wolf II 9 July 2009 24 September 2009 Adventure, Fantasy, Romance 12 Based on a light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura. Co-produced with Marvy Jack.
Durarara!! 7 January 2010 24 June 2010 Action, Supernatural, Urban fantasy, Comedy-drama 26 Based on a light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita.
Princess Jellyfish 14 October 2010 30 December 2010 Romantic comedy 11 Based on a josei manga series written and illustrated by Akiko Higashimura. Also known as Kuragehime in Japanese.
Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera 8 April 2011 24 June 2011 Horror, Comedy, Supernatural 12 Adaptation of the Dororon Enma-kun and Dororon Enbi-chan manga created by Go Nagai.
Natsume Yūjin-chō San 5 July 2011 27 September 2011 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 The 3rd season of Natsume Yūjin-chō San anime series.
Kamisama Dolls 6 July 2011 28 September 2011 Action, Comedy-drama, Supernatural 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Hajime Yamamura.
Penguindrum 8 July 2011 23 December 2011 Comedy, Drama, Romance, Tragedy, Psychological, Supernatural, Magical girl 24 An anime series produced by Brain's Base. The series is directed and co-written by Kunihiko Ikuhara.
Natsume Yūjin-chō Shi 2 January 2012 26 March 2012 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 The 4th season of Natsume Yūjin-chō San anime series. Produced by NAS.
Sengoku Collection 5 April 2012 27 September 2012 Action, Historical 26 Based on a mobile social networking game created by Konami. Produced by NAS.
My Little Monster 1 October 2012 24 December 2012 Romantic comedy 13
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Robico.
Ixion Saga DT 6 October 2012 30 March 2013 Action, Fantasy, Comedy 25 Based on an online game Ixion Saga by Capcom.
Amnesia 7 January 2013 25 March 2013 Romance 12 Based on a visual novel series by Idea Factory.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU 4 April 2013 27 June 2013 Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life 12
+Extra, OVA
Adaptation of the light novel series written by Wataru Watari.
Brothers Conflict 2 July 2013 17 September 2013 Romantic comedy, Reverse harem 12
+Special, 2 OVAs
Based on a novel series created by Atsuko Kanase and written by Takeshi Mizuno.
Blood Lad 7 July 2013 8 September 2013 Action, Black comedy, Supernatural 10
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series created by Yuuki Kodama.
D-Frag! 6 January 2014 24 March 2014 Comedy 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Tomoya Haruno.
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior 3 April 2014 19 June 2014 Comedy, Romance, Slice of life 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Ruri Miyahara.
Kamigami no Asobi 5 April 2014 21 June 2014 Romance, Supernatural 12 Based on a Japanese visual novel by Nippon Ichi Software.
One Week Friends 6 April 2014 22 June 2014 Drama, Romance, Comedy 12
+Special
Adaptation of the manga series by Matcha Hazuki.
Kyōkai no Rinne 4 April 2015 Romantic comedy, Supernatural 25
ongoing
Adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. Produced by NHK and Shogakukan Shueisha Production.
Aoharu x Machinegun 3 July 2015 Comedy, Military (Airsoft) TBA Adaptation of the manga series by NAOE.
Dance with Devils 2015 scheduled
Chō Jikū Robo Meguru Mecha TBA

Original video animations[edit]

Title Release Start Date Release End Date Genres Episodes Note(s)
Shin Getter Robo Armageddon 25 August 1998 25 May 1999 Mecha 13 Based on a manga and anime series Getter Robo, created by Ken Ishikawa.
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo 21 December 2000 25 June 2001 Mecha 4 Based on a works of Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. Produced by Bandai Visual, Dynamic planning, Dentsu.
Mazinkaiser 25 September 2001 25 September 2002 Mecha 7 Inspired by Go Nagai's Mazinger series. Produced by Bandai Visual and Dynamic planning.
Mazinkaiser: Deathmatch! General Dark 25 July 2003 25 July 2003 Mecha 1 Sequel to Mazinkaiser. Produced by Bandai Visual.
New Getter Robo 9 April 2004 10 September 2004 Mecha 13 An alternate retelling of the Getter Robo story.
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation 27 May 2005 23 December 2005 Mecha 3 An anime OVAs produced by Bandai Visual.
Demon Prince Enma 25 August 2006 23 March 2007 Horror, Supernatural, Suspense 4 Adaptation of the manga series created by Go Nagai. Produced by Bandai Visual.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~ 21 December 2007 19 December 2008 Drama, Romance, Tragedy 4 Based on a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Âge.
Denpa teki na Kanojo 4 February 2009 4 December 2009 Action, Psychological, Martial Arts, Mystery, School story, Romance 2 Based on a light novel series by Kentarō Katayama. Produced by Shueisha.
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple 14 March 2012 16 May 2014 Martial arts, Comedy, Romance 11 Adaptation of the manga series by Syun Matsuena. Produced by Shogakukan.
Assassination Classroom 6 October 2013 6 October 2013 Action, Supernatural, Comedy 1 Based on a manga series by Yūsei Matsui, it was screened at the Jump Super Anime Tour on October to November 2013. Produced by Shueisha.
Natsume Yūjin-chō: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni 1 February 2014 1 February 2014 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 1 An anime OVA produced by NAS.

Films[edit]

Title Release date Genres Note(s)
The Boy Who Saw the Wind 22 July 2000 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Based on a novel by C.W. Nicol.
Hotarubi no Mori e 17 September 2011 Romance, Supernatural Adaptation of the one-shot shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa.

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