David Production

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David Production Inc.
Native name
株式会社デイヴィッドプロダクション
Kabushiki-gaisha Deividdo Purodakushon
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedSeptember 2007
FounderTaito Okiura
Kōji Kajita
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Taito Okiura (President)
Kōji Kajita (Representative director, COO)
ParentFuji TV
Websitedavidproduction.jp

David Production Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社デイヴィッドプロダクション, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Deividdo Purodakushon) is a Japanese animation studio founded in September 2007 and is based in Nishitōkyō, Tokyo.

Establishment[edit]

The company was founded by former Gonzo president and producer Kōji Kajita and fellow producer Taito Okiura in September 2007 upon having left Gonzo. The company's first work was as an animation subcontractor, but in 2009 David Production undertook their first full animation production as a primary contractor with Ristorante Paradiso.[1][2][3]

Fuji TV acquired the studio on August 1, 2014.[4][5]

The company's name derives from the Biblical story of David and Goliath, a story chosen to represent "[the creation of] good animation with great storytelling and characters" despite being smaller than other well-known studios. The name is also an acronym for "Design Audio & Visual Illusion Dynamics" which signifies the studio's impactful animations.[6]

Productions[edit]

Anime television series[edit]

Title Director(s) Original run start Original run end Eps. Note(s)
Ristorante Paradiso Mitsuko Kase April 8, 2009 June 24, 2009 11 Adaptation of the manga series by Natsume Ono.
Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra Toshiya Shinohara October 2, 2009 April 2, 2010 27 Adaptation of the light novel series by Ishio Yamagata.
Level E Toshiyuki Kato January 11, 2011 April 5, 2011 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Co-production with Pierrot.
Ben-To Shin Itagaki October 9, 2011 December 25, 2011 12 Adaptation of the light novel series by Asaura.
Inu × Boku SS Naokatsu Tsuda January 12, 2012 March 29, 2012 12
+OVA
Adaptation of the manga series by Cocoa Fujiwara.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation Naokatsu Tsuda
Kenichi Suzuki
October 5, 2012 April 5, 2013 26 Adaptation of the manga series by Hirohiko Araki.
Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation Masahiro Mukai July 12, 2013 September 27, 2013 12
+OVA
Based on a video game series by Idea Factory and Compile Heart.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Naokatsu Tsuda
Kenichi Suzuki
April 4, 2014 June 19, 2015 48 Sequel to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: The Animation.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Naokatsu Tsuda
Yūta Takamura
Toshiyuki Kato
April 1, 2016 December 23, 2016 39 Sequel to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On Mitsuru Hongo October 2, 2016 April 1, 2018 75 Based on a video game series by Capcom.
Sagrada Reset Shinya Kawatsura April 5, 2017 September 13, 2017 24 Adaptation of the light novel series by Yutaka Kōno.
Captain Tsubasa Toshiyuki Kato April 2, 2018 April 1, 2019 52 Adaptation of the manga series by Yōichi Takahashi.
Cells at Work! Kenichi Suzuki July 8, 2018 September 29, 2018 13 Adaptation of the manga series by Akane Shimizu.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind Naokatsu Tsuda
Yasuhiro Kimura
Hideya Takahashi
October 5, 2018 July 28, 2019 39 Sequel to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable.
Fire Force Yuki Yase July 5, 2019 December 27, 2019 24 Adaptation of the manga series by Atsushi Ōkubo.
Ensemble Stars! Yasufumi Soejima
Mazakazu Hishida
July 7, 2019 December 22, 2019 24 Based on a smartphone game by Happy Elements.
Fire Force 2nd Season Tatsuma Minamikawa July 3, 2020 December 12, 2020 24 Sequel to Fire Force.
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin Hideya Takahashi
Kazuhiro Takamura
October 7, 2020 December 23, 2020 12 Sequel to Strike Witches 2.
2.43: Seiin High School Boys Volleyball Team Yasuhiro Kimura January 8, 2021 TBA 12 Adaptation of the light novel series by Yukako Kabei.
Cells at Work!! Hirofumi Ogura January 9, 2021 February 27, 2021 8 Sequel to Cells at Work!.

Anime films[edit]

Title Director(s) Release date Dur. Note(s)
Planetarian: Storyteller of the Stars Naokatsu Tsuda September 3, 2016 117m Based on a visual novel by Key.
"Hataraku Saibō!!" Saikyō no Teki, Futatabi. Karada no Naka wa "Chō" Ōsawagi! Hirofumi Ogura September 5, 2020 112m Adaptation of the manga series by Akane Shimizu.
Misaki no Mayoiga Shin'ya Kawatsura 2021 TBA Adaptation of the novel by Sachiko Kashiwaba.

Original video animations (OVAs)[edit]

Title Director(s) Release start Release end Eps. Note(s)
Dogs: Stray Dogs Howling in the Dark Tatsuya Abe May 19, 2009 May 29, 2009 4 Adaptation of the manga series by Shirow Miwa.
Thus Spoke Kishibe Rohan Toshiyuki Kato
Yasufumi Soejima
September 20, 2017 December 8, 2019 4 Adaptation of the one-shot manga by Hirohiko Araki.

Original net animations (ONAs)[edit]

Title Director(s) Release start Release end Eps. Note(s)
Lost Forest Yasufumi Soejima January 9, 2012 N/A 1 Music video by MOKA.
Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet Naokatsu Tsuda July 7, 2016 August 4, 2016 5 Based on a visual novel by Key.
Spriggan Hiroshi Kobayashi 2021 N/A TBA Adaptation of the manga series by Hiroshi Takashige.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ristorante Paradiso Slice-of-Life Anime's Promos Posted". Anime News Network. March 25, 2009. Archived from the original on June 14, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  2. ^ リストランテ・パラディーゾ:老眼鏡紳士ズラリ「枯れ専」注目作 フジ「NOISE」でアニメ化 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. February 20, 2009. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  3. ^ 優木まおみ:「紳士萌え~!」"枯れ専"ぶり語る アニメ「リストランテ・パラディーゾ」試写 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. March 30, 2009. Archived from the original on June 19, 2009. Retrieved May 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" アニメ制作会社「株式会社デイヴィッドプロダクション」の子会社化に関して (in Japanese). Fuji TV. August 8, 2014. Archived from the original on March 14, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Fuji TV Makes Jojo's Bizarre Adventure's David Production Its Subsidiary". Anime News Network. August 19, 2014. Archived from the original on June 23, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "David Production Official Website - Company Info". David Production. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.

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