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
Headquarters Mitaka City, 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 April 5, 2002 December 27, 2002 Mecha, Action, Comedy 39 An anime TV series produced by TV Tokyo and NAS.
Pluster World April 3, 2003 March 25, 2004 Adventure, Science fiction 52 An anime TV series produced by TV Tokyo and NAS. Co-produced by ACTUS.
Kamichu! June 28, 2005 September 27, 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 October 5, 2005 March 29, 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 July 26, 2006 October 25, 2006 Drama, Mecha, Dystopia 12 An anime series produced by Bandai Visual.
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula April 4, 2007 September 26, 2007 Mecha, Science fiction 26 An anime series produced by Bandai Visual and TV Tokyo.
Baccano! July 26, 2007 November 1, 2007 Black comedy, Crime, Fantasy 16 Based on a light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita.
Kure-nai April 3, 2008 June 19, 2008 Comedy, Drama, Slice of life, Harem 12
+2 OVAs
Based on a light novel series by Kentarō Katayama.
Natsume Yūjin-chō July 7, 2008 September 29, 2008 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 Adaptation the manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. Produced by NAS.
Akikan! January 3, 2009 March 28, 2009 Romantic comedy, Action, Fantasy, Magical girlfriend 12
+OVA
Based on light novel series created by Riku Ranjō.
Zoku Natsume Yūjin-chō January 5, 2009 March 30, 2009 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 The 2nd season of Natsume Yūjin-chō San anime series. Produced by NAS.
Spice and Wolf II July 9, 2009 September 24, 2009 Adventure, Fantasy, Romance 12 Based on a light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura. Co-produced with Marvy Jack.
Durarara!! January 7, 2010 June 24, 2010 Action, Supernatural, Urban fantasy, Comedy-drama 26 Based on a light novel series written by Ryohgo Narita.
Princess Jellyfish October 14, 2010 December 30, 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 April 8, 2011 June 24, 2011 Horror, Comedy, Supernatural 12 Remakes of Dororon Enma-kun anime and manga series created by Go Nagai.
Natsume Yūjin-chō San July 5, 2011 September 27, 2011 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 The 3rd season of Natsume Yūjin-chō San anime series.
Kamisama Dolls July 6, 2011 September 28, 2011 Action, Comedy-drama, Supernatural 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Hajime Yamamura.
Penguindrum July 8, 2011 December 23, 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 January 2, 2012 March 26, 2012 Supernatural, Drama, Comedy 13 The 4th season of Natsume Yūjin-chō San anime series. Produced by NAS.
Sengoku Collection April 5, 2012 September 27, 2012 Action, Historical 26 Based on a mobile social networking game created by Konami. Produced by NAS.
My Little Monster October 1, 2012 December 24, 2012 Romantic comedy 13
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Robico.
Ixion Saga DT October 6, 2012 March 30, 2013 Action, Fantasy, Comedy 25 Based on an online game Ixion Saga by Capcom.
Amnesia January 7, 2013 March 25, 2013 Romance 12 Based on a visual novel series by Idea Factory.
My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU April 4, 2013 June 27, 2013 Romantic Comedy, Slice of Life 12
+Extra, OVA
Adaptation of the light novel series written by Wataru Watari.
Brothers Conflict July 2, 2013 September 17, 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 July 7, 2013 September 8, 2013 Action, Black comedy, Supernatural 10
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series created by Yuuki Kodama.
D-Frag! January 6, 2014 March 24, 2014 Comedy 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Tomoya Haruno.
The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior April 3, 2014 June 19, 2014 Comedy, Romance, Slice of life 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Ruri Miyahara.
Kamigami no Asobi April 5, 2014 June 21, 2014 Romance, Supernatural 12 Based on a Japanese visual novel by Nippon Ichi Software.
One Week Friends April 6, 2014 June 22, 2014 Drama, Romance, Comedy 12
+Special
Adaptation of the manga series by Matcha Hazuki.
Kyōkai no Rinne April 4, 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 Kikanjū July 2015 Comedy 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 August 25, 1998 May 25, 1999 Mecha 13 Based on a manga and anime series Getter Robo, created by Ken Ishikawa.
Shin Getter Robo vs Neo Getter Robo December 21, 2000 June 25, 2001 Mecha 4 Based on a works of Go Nagai and Ken Ishikawa. Produced by Bandai Visual, Dynamic planning, Dentsu.
Mazinkaiser September 25, 2001 September 25, 2002 Mecha 7 Inspired by Go Nagai's Mazinger series. Produced by Bandai Visual and Dynamic planning.
Mazinkaiser: Deathmatch! General Dark July 25, 2003 July 25, 2003 Mecha 1 Sequel to Mazinkaiser. Produced by Bandai Visual.
New Getter Robo April 9, 2004 September 10, 2004 Mecha 13 An alternate retelling of the Getter Robo story.
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Animation May 27, 2005 December 23, 2005 Mecha 3 An anime OVAs produced by Bandai Visual.
Demon Prince Enma August 25, 2006 March 23, 2007 Horror, Supernatural, Suspense 4 Adaptation of the manga series created by Go Nagai. Produced by Bandai Visual.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~ December 21, 2007 December 19, 2008 Drama, Romance, Tragedy 4 Based on a Japanese adult visual novel developed by Âge.
Denpa teki na Kanojo February 4, 2009 December 4, 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 March 14, 2012 May 16, 2014 Martial arts, Comedy, Romance 11 Adaptation of the manga series by Syun Matsuena. Produced by Shogakukan.
Assassination Classroom October 6, 2013 October 6, 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 February 1, 2014 February 1, 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 July 22, 2000 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy Based on a novel by C.W. Nicol.
Hotarubi no Mori e September 17, 2011 Romance, Supernatural Adaptation of the one-shot shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa.

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