CloverWorks

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CloverWorks Inc.
Native name
株式会社CloverWorks
Kabushiki-gaisha KurōbāWākusu
TypeKabushiki gaisha, subsidiary
IndustryAnimation studio
FoundedOctober 1, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-10-01)
Headquarters1-7-7 Umezato, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
  • Hiroyuki Shimizu (Chairman)
  • Akira Shimizu (President)
Total equity¥ 100,000,000
ParentAniplex
DivisionsCloverWorks Bijutsubu
Websitecloverworks.co.jp
Footnotes / references
[1]

CloverWorks Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社CloverWorks, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha KurōbāWākusu) is a Japanese animation studio that was rebranded from A-1 Pictures' Kōenji Studio. It is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan's anime production firm Aniplex.[2]

Establishment[edit]

On April 1, 2018, A-1 Pictures rebranded its Kōenji Studio as CloverWorks, which has a unique brand identity, distinguishable from its main Asagaya Studio.[3][4] The studio is based in Suginami, Tokyo.[1]

Four anime productions have changed the studio credited from A-1 Pictures to CloverWorks after the rebranding. They are Slow Start, Darling in the Franxx, Persona 5: The Animation and Ace Attorney Season 2. Slow Start changed the credited studio after the original run ended, while Darling in the Franxx changed the credited studio during production.[5][6]

On October 1, 2018, CloverWorks announced that it had separated from A-1 Pictures, although it remained a subsidiary of Aniplex.[7]

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Broadcast Channel First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Slow Start Tokyo MX January 7, 2018 (2018-01-07) March 25, 2018 (2018-03-25) 12 Based on a 4-panel manga written by Yuiko Tokumi. [8]
Darling in the Franxx Tokyo MX January 13, 2018 (2018-01-13) July 7, 2018 (2018-07-07) 24 Original work.
Co-production with Trigger and A-1 Pictures.
[9]
Persona 5: The Animation Tokyo MX April 8, 2018 (2018-04-08) September 30, 2018 (2018-09-30) 26 Based on the Persona 5 video game by Atlus. [10]
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai ABC October 4, 2018 (2018-10-04) December 27, 2018 (2018-12-27) 13 Based on a light novel written by Hajime Kamoshida. [11]
Dakaichi Tokyo MX October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05) December 28, 2018 (2018-12-28) 13 Based on a yaoi manga written by Hashigo Sakurabi. [12]
Ace Attorney Season 2 NNS (ytv) October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06) March 30, 2019 (2019-03-30) 23 Sequel to Ace Attorney. [13]
Fairy Tail TXN (TV Tokyo) October 7, 2018 (2018-10-07) September 29, 2019 (2019-09-29) 51 Final season of Fairy Tail.
Co-production with A-1 Pictures and Bridge.
[14]
The Promised Neverland Fuji TV (Noitamina) January 11, 2019 (2019-01-11) March 29, 2019 (2019-03-29) 12 Based on a shōnen manga written by Kaiu Shirai. [15]
Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Tokyo MX October 5, 2019 (2019-10-05) March 21, 2020 (2020-03-21) 21 Based on the smartphone game Fate/Grand Order developed by Delightworks. [16]
Auto Boy - Carl from Mobile Land NHK-E April 2, 2020 (2020-04-02) TBA TBA Original work.
Multimedia kids project by Aniplex and Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
[17]
The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited Fuji TV (Noitamina) April 9, 2020 (2020-04-09) September 24, 2020 (2020-09-24) 11 Based on a novel series written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. [18]
The Promised Neverland Season 2 Fuji TV (Noitamina) January 8, 2021 (2021-01-08) March 26, 2021 (2021-03-26) 11 Sequel to The Promised Neverland. [19]
Horimiya Tokyo MX January 10, 2021 (2021-01-10) April 4, 2021 (2021-04-04) 13 Based on a romantic comedy manga written by HERO. [20]
Wonder Egg Priority NTV January 13, 2021 (2021-01-13) March 31, 2021 (2021-03-31) 12 Original work. [21]
Shadows House Tokyo MX April 11, 2021 (2021-04-11) TBA TBA Based on a supernatural manga by Somato. [22]
Akebi's Sailor Uniform TBA TBA TBA TBA Based on a slice of life manga by Hiro. [23]

Films[edit]

Title Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl June 15, 2019 Sequel to Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. [24]
Her Blue Sky October 11, 2019 Original work. [25]
Saekano the Movie: Finale October 26, 2019 Sequel to Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat. [26]
Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity - Grand Temple of Time: Solomon July 30, 2021 Sequel to Fate/Grand Order - Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia. [27]
Dakaichi: Spain Arc 2021 Sequel to Dakaichi. [28]

ONAs/OVAs[edit]

Title Release start date Release end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
The Diary of Our Days March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28) March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28) 8 A slice-of-life shorts series about daily life fragments of various characters from the idol group 22/7. [29]
Persona 5: The Animation - Proof of Justice May 29, 2019 (2019-05-29) May 29, 2019 (2019-05-29) 1 OVA episode bundled with the 11th Blu-ray volume of Persona 5: The Animation. [30]
Persona 5: The Animation - A Magical Valentine's Day June 26, 2019 (2019-06-26) June 26, 2019 (2019-06-26) 1 OVA episode bundled with the 12th Blu-ray volume of Persona 5: The Animation. [30]
Sakura Wars ~Sakura Kakumei ~Hana Saku Otome-tachi~ September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02) September 2, 2020 (2020-09-02) 1 Promotional ONA for a new mobile Sakura Wars game. [31]
Powerful Pro Yakyū Powerful Kōkō-hen March 20, 2021 (2021-03-20) April 3, 2021 (2021-04-03) 4 Based on the Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū smartphone game developed by Konami. [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Company Profile". CloverWorks. Archived from the original on April 14, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "高円寺スタジオのブランド化に伴うスタジオ名変更のお知せ" [Kōenji Studio rebranding announcement] (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. April 2, 2018. Archived from the original on April 14, 2018. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (April 2, 2018). "A-1 Pictures' Kōenji Studio Rebrands as CloverWorks". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Chapman, Paul (April 4, 2018). "A-1 Pictures Rebrands Their Kōenji Studio as CloverWorks". Crunchyroll. Archived from the original on April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Slow Start" (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Archived from the original on July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  6. ^ "DARLING in the FRANXX" (in Japanese). A-1 Pictures. Archived from the original on July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 1, 2018). "CloverWorks Anime Studio Separates From A-1 Pictures, Remains Subsidiary of Aniplex". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on October 1, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
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  9. ^ Ressler, Karen (July 3, 2017). "Studio Trigger Announces 3 New Anime Titles (Updated)". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on July 3, 2017. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
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  14. ^ Ressler, Karen (December 10, 2018). "Fairy Tail: Final Season Anime Listed With Planned 51 Episodes". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on April 20, 2019. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Ressler, Karen (August 2, 2018). "The Promised Neverland Anime Reveals Cast, Staff, Character Visuals". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  16. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (July 29, 2018). "Fate/Grand Order Smartphone Game Gets Both TV Anime, Anime Film Projects". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on July 29, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  17. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 3, 2020). "Sony Music, Aniplex Produce Norimono Man Mobile Land no Car-kun Kids' TV". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 3, 2020. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  18. ^ Loo, Egan (January 23, 2020). "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Author Yasutaka Tsutsui's Fugō Keiji Detective Novel Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on January 23, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2018.
  19. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 28, 2019). "The Promised Neverland Anime Gets 2nd Season in 2020". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  20. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (September 17, 2020). "Horimiya Romantic Comedy Manga Gets TV Anime in January 2021". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  21. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (October 8, 2020). "CloverWorks Unveils Original TV Anime Wonder Egg Priority for January 2021". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on October 9, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  22. ^ Mateo, Alex (November 4, 2020). "CloverWorks to Animate Shadows House TV Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  23. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 26, 2021). "HIRO's Akebi's Sailor Uniform Manga Gets TV Anime by Cloverworks". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 26, 2021. Retrieved March 26, 2021.
  24. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (February 9, 2019). "Seishun Buta Yarō Anime Film Reveals New Visual, June 15 Debut". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on February 9, 2019. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  25. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 21, 2019). "Ultra Peace Busters Creative Team Unveil Sora no Aosa o Shiru Hito yo Original Anime Film". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 21, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  26. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 21, 2018). "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Anime Film Reveals Title, Visual, Fall 2019 Debut". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  27. ^ Mateo, Alex (March 21, 2020). "Fate/Grand Order Game's The Grand Temple of Time Solomon Story Gets Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  28. ^ Mateo, Alex (April 19, 2021). "DAKAICHI Boys-Love Manga's Spain Arc Gets Anime Film This Fall". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on April 21, 2021. Retrieved April 19, 2021.
  29. ^ "22/7「Anohi no Kanojyotachi」". CloverWorks. Archived from the original on June 1, 2019. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  30. ^ a b アニメ「ペルソナ5」のBD&DVD最終巻にバレンタインエピソードをOVAとして新規収録 [TV series Persona 5: The Animation final volume of the BD/DVD bundles with a new valentine episode]. 4Gamer.net (in Japanese). March 23, 2019. Archived from the original on May 1, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  31. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (September 2, 2020). "Sakura Wars Gets New Smartphone Game, Streams 24-Minute Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on September 3, 2020. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  32. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 12, 2021). "Jikkyō Powerful Pro Yakyū Smartphone Game Gets Web Anime". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 14, 2021. Retrieved March 12, 2021.

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