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; 20 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 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 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 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 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 the Natsume Yūjin-chō 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 the Natsume Yūjin-chō 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 the Natsume Yūjin-chō 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 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 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Wataru Watari.
Brothers Conflict 2 July 2013 17 September 2013 Romance, Reverse harem 12 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 Adaptation of the manga series created by Yuuki Kodama.
D-Frag! 6 January 2014 24 March 2014 Comedy 12 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 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 Adaptation of the manga series by Matcha Hazuki.
Kyōkai no Rinne 4 April 2015 20 September 2015 Romantic comedy, Supernatural 25 Adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. Produced by NHK and Shogakukan Shueisha Production.
Aoharu x Machinegun 3 July 2015 18 September 2015 Comedy, Military 12 Adaptation of the manga series by NAOE.
Dance with Devils 7 October 2015 23 December 2015 Romance, reverse harem, supernatural 12 Based on a game by Rejet.
Endride 3 April 2016 TBA Adventure, fantasy 24
Kyōkai no Rinne 2 9 April 2016 TBA Romantic comedy, Supernatural 25 Adaptation of the manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. Produced by NHK and Shogakukan Shueisha Production.
Cheer Boys!! July 2016 TBA Adaptation of the novel series by Ryō Asai.

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.
Chō Jikū Robo Meguru November 2014 November 2014 Mecha 1 Limited release of a pilot video for an original title directed by Keiji Gotoh and written by Shōji Yonemura.

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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