Brain's Base

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Brain's Base Co., Ltd.
Native name
有限会社ブレインズ・ベース
Yūgen-gaisha Bureinzu Bēsu
Company typeYūgen-gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedJuly 1996; 27 years ago (1996-07)
FounderJūkō Ozawa
HeadquartersMitaka, Tokyo, Japan
Divisions
  • Digital[a]
  • Editing Office[b]
  • Painting Department[c]
Websitewww.brainsbase.co.jp

Brain's Base Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 有限会社ブレインズ・ベース, Hepburn: Yūgen-gaisha Bureinzu Bēsu) is a Japanese animation studio founded in 1996 by former Tokyo Movie Shinsha staff.

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Animation producer(s) Source Eps. Refs.
2002 Daigunder Hiroyuki Yano Juukou Ozawa
Yoshinaga Minami
Original work 39
2003–2004 Pluster World (co-animated with Actas) Yūji Himaki Seiichi Kikawada
Yoshinaga Minami
Manabu Santou
Original work 52
2004 New Getter Robo Jun Kawagoe Yoshinaga Minami
Tatsuyo Kobayashi
("line producers")
Original work 13
2005 Kamichu! Koji Masunari Yumi Satou Original work 12
2005–2006 Gunparade Orchestra Yutaka Satou (chief)
Toshiya Shinohara
Juukou Ozawa
Yoshinaga Minami
Ken Matsumoto
Video game 24
2006 Innocent Venus Jun Kawagoe Juukou Ozawa
("producer")
Original work 12
2007 Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula Keiji Gotoh Juukou Ozawa
("producer")
Original work 26
Baccano! Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Light novel 13
2008 Kure-nai Kō Matsuo Midori Tokiwa Light novel 12
Natsume's Book of Friends: First Season Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga 13
2009 Akikan! Yūji Himaki Tatsuyo Kobayashi
("line producer")
Light novel 12
Natsume's Book of Friends: Second Season Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga 13
Spice and Wolf II (co-animated with Marvy Jack) Takeo Takahashi Tatsuyo Kobayashi
Masayoshi Oono
Manga 12
2010 Durarara!! Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Light novel 26
Princess Jellyfish Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga 11
2011 Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera Yoshitomo Yonetani Seiichi Kikawada Manga 12 [1]
Natsume's Book of Friends: Third Season Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga 13
Kamisama Dolls Seiji Kishi Seiichi Kikawada Manga 13
Penguindrum Kunihiko Ikuhara
Shouko Nakamura (chief)
Midori Tokiwa Original work 24
2012 Natsume's Book of Friends: Fourth Season Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga 13
Sengoku Collection Keiji Gotoh Midori Tokiwa Mobile game 26
My Little Monster Hiro Kaburaki Yumi Satou Manga 13
2012–2013 Ixion Saga DT Shinji Takamatsu Tatsuyo Kobayashi
Muneyuki Kanbe
Online game 25
2013 Amnesia Yoshimitsu Ohashi Juukou Ozawa Visual novel 12
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Ai Yoshimura Tsutomu Hirano Light novel 13
Brothers Conflict Atsushi Matsumoto Midori Tokiwa Novel 12
Blood Lad Shigeyuki Miya Hiromichi Ooishi
("producer")
Manga 10
2014 D-Frag! Shizutaka Sugawara Juukou Ozawa
("producer")
Manga 12
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior Shigeyuki Miya Emi Yonezawa Manga 12 [2]
Kamigami no Asobi Tomoyuki Kawamura Tsutomu Hirano Visual novel 12 [3]
One Week Friends Tarou Iwasaki Yumi Satou Manga 12 [4]
2015 Aoharu × Machinegun Hideaki Nakano Emi Yonezawa Manga 12 [5]
Dance with Devils Ai Yoshimura Yayoi Saitou Original work 12 [6]
2015–2017 Rin-ne Shizutaka Sugawara (s1–s2)
Hiroshi Ishiodori (s3)
Juukou Ozawa (s1)
Junichi Shimada (s2–s3)
Manga 75 [7]
2016 Endride (co-animated with Lapin Track) Keiji Gotoh Juukou Ozawa
Masakazu Watanabe
Multimedia franchise 24 [8]
Servamp (co-animated with Platinum Vision) Shigeyuki Miya[d] (chief)
Hideaki Nakano
Emi Yonezawa Manga 12 [9]
Cheer Boys!! Ai Yoshimura Yayoi Saitou Novel 12 [10]
Kiss Him, Not Me Hiroshi Ishiodori Junichi Shimada Manga 12 [11]
2017 Anonymous Noise Hideya Takahashi Yayoi Saitou Manga 12 [12]
2018 School Babysitters Shūsei Morishita Manga 12 [13]
Gakuen Basara Minoru Ohama Kiyoshi Yamamoto Video game 12 [14]
2019 Grimms Notes the Animation Shizutaka Sugawara Junichi Shimada Mobile game 12 [15]
2019–2020 Duel Masters!! (co-animated with SMDE) Shinobu Sasaki (chief)
Hiroshi Ishiodori
Junichi Shimada
Ryouta Dokura
Media franchise 51 [16]
2020 In/Spectre Keiji Gotoh Juukou Ozawa
Shinji Takada
Light novel 12 [17]
2020–2021 Duel Masters King Hiroshi Ishiodori Junichi Shimada
Ryouta Dokura
Media franchise 47 [18]
2021 To Your Eternity Masahiko Murata Juukou Ozawa Manga 20 [19]
2021–2022 Duel Masters King! Hiroshi Ishiodori Junichi Shimada
Ryouta Dokura
Media franchise 43 [20]
2022 Duel Masters King MAX Hiroshi Ishiodori
Yūsuke Suzuki
Junichi Shimada
Ryouta Dokura
Media franchise 17 [21]
2022–2023 Duel Masters Win Yuusuke Suzuki Junichi Shimada
Ryouta Dokura
Media franchise 29 [22]
Golden Kamuy 4th Season Shizutaka Sugahara Juukou Ozawa Manga 13 [23]
2023 In/Spectre 2nd Season Keiji Gotoh Juukou Ozawa
Tomoyuki Tateishi
Light novel 12 [24]
Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange Masahiko Murata Suharu Ishizuka Manga TBA [25]
2024 An Archdemon's Dilemma: How to Love Your Elf Bride Hiroshi Ishiodori TBA Light novel TBA [26]

Original video animations[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Animation producer(s) Source Eps. Refs.
1998–1999 Change Getter Robo!!: The Last Day of the World
(co-animated with Bee Media)
Yasuhiro Imagawa (1–3)
Jun Kawagoe (4–13)
Fumikazu Matsumoto
Atsuhiko Sugita
Manga 13
2000–2001 Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo (co-animated with Bee Media) Jun Kawagoe Manga 4
2001–2002 Mazinkaiser Masahiko Murata Original work 7
2005 Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation Jun Kawagoe Original work 3
2006–2007 Demon Prince Enma Mamoru Kanbe Tatsuyo Kobayashi
Yoshinaga Minami
("line producers")
Manga 4
2007–2008 Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~ Hideki Takayama Eroge visual novel 4
2009 Denpa teki na Kanojo Mamoru Kanbe Seiichi Kikawada Light novel 2
2012–2014 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple Hiroshi Ishiodori Tatsuyo Kobayashi Manga 11
2013 Assassination Classroom Keiji Gotoh Midori Tokiwa Manga 1 [27]
2014 Natsume's Book of Friends: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga 1 [28]
Chō Jikū Robo Meguru (co-animated with Studio A-Cat) Keiji Gotoh Original work 1 [29]
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior: First Time Shigeyuki Miya Emi Yonezawa Manga 1 [30]
2014–2015 Ane Log Tetsuo Ichimura Yayoi Saitou Manga 3 [31]

Films[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Animation producer(s) Source Refs.
2000 The Boy Who Saw the Wind Takahiro Omori Juukou Ozawa
("producer")
Novel
2003 Mazinkaiser vs. Shogun of Darkness Masahiko Murata Manga
2011 Hotarubi no Mori e Takahiro Omori Yumi Satou Manga
2017 Dance with Devils: Fortuna Ai Yoshimura Yayoi Saitou Original work [32][33]

Notable staff[edit]

Representative staff[edit]

  • Juukou Ozawa (founder and president)

Animation producers[edit]

  • Tatsuyo Kobayashi (1997~2013)
  • Yumi Satou (1997~2014) founded Shuka
  • Seiichi Kikawada (2006~2011)
  • Midori Tokiwa (2006~2013)
  • Tsutomu Hirano (2006~2014)
  • Yayoi Saitou (2008~2017)
  • Emi Yonezawa (2014~2016) moved to Platinum Vision
  • Junichi Shimada (2016~present)
  • Tomoyuki Tateishi (2020~present)
  • Suharu Ishizuka (2020~present)

Production staff[edit]

  • Masakazu Watanabe (2008~2011) co-founder of Lapin Track
  • Teruko Utsumi (2010~2016) co-founder of Lapin Track
  • Hiromichi Ooishi (2013~2016) founded Platinum Vision

See also[edit]

  • Shuka – Studio formed by ex-Brain's Base staff.
  • Lapin Track – Studio formed by ex-Brain's Base staff.
  • Platinum Vision – Studio formed by ex-Brain's Base staff.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Brain's Base Digital (ブレインズ・ベース・デジタル), the studio's 3DCG and compositing department.
  2. ^ Brain's Base Editing Office (ブレインズ・ベース編集室), the studio's editing department.
  3. ^ Brain's Base Painting Department (ブレインズ・ベース仕上部), the studio's coloring and painting department.
  4. ^ Credited under the pseudonym Ittou Sara

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go Nagai's Dororon Enma-kun Gets New Anime (Updated)". Anime News Network. September 1, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sentai Filmworks Licenses The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior". Anime News Network. March 26, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kamigami no Asobi TV Anime's Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. January 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sora Amamiya, Yoshitaka Yamaya Star in Isshūkan Friends Anime". Anime News Network. January 21, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "Aoharu x Kikanjū TV Anime's Staff, More Cast, July Premiere Revealed". Anime News Network. May 18, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Rejet, Elements Garden's Dance with Devils Collaboration Includes TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 9, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  7. ^ "Rumiko Takahashi's Rin-ne TV Anime Streams 1st Promo". Anime News Network. January 23, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  8. ^ "Endride TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Ending Theme Artist". Anime News Network. April 1, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Servamp TV Anime's 1st Promo Reveals July Premiere". Anime News Network. January 31, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  10. ^ "Cheer Boys!! TV Anime About Men's Cheerleading Revealed With Promotional Video". Anime News Network. March 25, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Kiss Him, Not Me TV Anime Premieres This Fall". Anime News Network. June 11, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  12. ^ "Anonymous Noise Anime Reveals Main Cast, Staff, April 2017 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  13. ^ "Gakuen Babysitters Anime Reveals Main Staff". Anime News Network. August 23, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  14. ^ "Sengoku Basara Games' Gakuen Basara High School Spinoff Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. April 1, 2018. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Grimms Notes TV Anime's 1st Promo Video Unveils Main Staff". Anime News Network. August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
  16. ^ "ブレインズ・ベース公式ホームページ". Brain's Base official site. September 24, 2019. Archived from the original on August 5, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "In/Spectre Supernatural Mystery Gets TV Anime by Brain's Base". Anime News Network. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  18. ^ "ブレインズ・ベース公式ホームページ". Brain's Base official site. September 24, 2019. Archived from the original on August 5, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2019.
  19. ^ "Yoshitoki Oima's To Your Eternity Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime in October". Anime News Network. January 8, 2020. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  20. ^ "Duel Masters King! Anime Reveals April 4 Premiere, Theme Song Artists". Anime News Network. February 14, 2021. Retrieved February 14, 2021.
  21. ^ "Duel Masters Gets New Duel Masters King Max TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 14, 2022. Retrieved February 14, 2022.
  22. ^ "Duel Masters Win Reveals Main Cast, Theme Song Artists, September 4 Premiere". Anime News Network. August 5, 2022. Retrieved August 5, 2022.
  23. ^ "Golden Kamuy Anime's 4th Season 2nd Trailer Reveals Theme Songs, October 3 Debut". Anime News Network. September 2, 2022. Retrieved September 2, 2022.
  24. ^ "In/Spectre Anime Season 2 Delayed to January 2023". Anime News Network. May 2, 2022. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  25. ^ "Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M: Kyūkoku no Orange TV Anime Reveals Video, Cast, Staff, Fall Premiere". Anime News Network. February 7, 2023. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  26. ^ "An Archdemon's Dilemma - How to Love Your Elf Bride Anime's Teaser Unveils Cast, Staff, 2024 Airing". Anime News Network. October 25, 2023. Retrieved October 25, 2023.
  27. ^ "Assassination Classroom Anime's 1st Visual Revealed". Anime News Network. August 7, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  28. ^ "Natsume's Book of Friends Gets New Original Video Anime". Anime News Network. September 27, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  29. ^ "Brains Base Unveils Chō Jikū Robo Meguru Original Anime Project". Anime News Network. November 11, 2014. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  30. ^ "7th Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior DVD/BD Includes Unaired Episode". Anime News Network. June 30, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  31. ^ "Ami Koshimizu, Takahiro Mizushima Star in Ane Log Sibling Comedy Anime". Anime News Network. June 30, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  32. ^ "Dance With Devils Franchise Gets Theatrical Anime Project This Fall". Anime News Network. January 29, 2017. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  33. ^ "Dance with Devils: Fortuna Anime Film Reveals Teaser Video, More Cast, November 4 Premiere (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 8, 2017.

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