Eight Bit (studio)

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Eight Bit Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社エイトビット
Kabushiki-gaisha Eito Bitto
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedSeptember 2008; 14 years ago (2008-09) in Suginami-ku, Tokyo
FounderTsutomu Kasai
Headquarters1-chōme-16-14 Kamiogi, ,
Japan
Area served
Japan
Key people
Hirokazu Suyama
(Representative Director and President)
Number of employees
  • 68 (2021)
DivisionsNiigata Studio
Website8bit-studio.co.jp
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

Eight Bit Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社エイトビット, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Eito Bitto), also known as 8bit, is a Japanese animation studio established in September 2008 by former Satelight members.[3]

On June 8, 2020, it was announced that Eight Bit had entered a partnership with Bandai Namco to create multiple anime productions. Their first project will be The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.[4]

On November 1, 2021, Eight Bit opened a new studio in the Niigata Prefecture.[5]

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Infinite Stratos Yasuhito Kikuchi January 7, 2011 April 1, 2011 12 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Izuru Yumizuru. [6]
Aquarion Evol Shōji Kawamori
Yusuke Yamamoto
January 8, 2012 June 24, 2012 26 Sequel to Genesis of Aquarion.
Co-animated with Satelight.
[7]
Busou Shinki Yasuhito Kikuchi October 4, 2012 December 20, 2012 12 Based on the Busou Shinki armored women action-figure toys manufactured by Konami Digital Entertainment. [8]
Encouragement of Climb Yusuke Yamamoto January 3, 2013 March 21, 2013 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Shiro. [9]
Infinite Stratos 2 Susumu Tosaka
Yasuhito Kikuchi
October 4, 2013 December 20, 2013 12 Sequel to Infinite Stratos. [10]
Walkure Romanze Yusuke Yamamoto October 6, 2013 December 22, 2013 12 Adaptation of an adult visual novel by Ricotta. [11]
Tokyo Ravens Takaomi Kanasaki October 9, 2013 March 26, 2014 24 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Kōhei Azano. [12]
Encouragement of Climb: Second Season Yusuke Yamamoto July 9, 2014 December 24, 2014 24 Sequel to Encouragement of Climb. [13]
The Fruit of Grisaia Tensho October 5, 2014 December 28, 2014 13 The first adaptation of the adult visual novel trilogy by Front Wing. [14]
Absolute Duo Atsushi Nakayama January 4, 2015 March 22, 2015 12 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Takumi Hiiragiboshi. [15]
The Eden of Grisaia Tensho April 19, 2015 June 21, 2015 10 The third adaptation of The Fruit of Grisaia visual novel trilogy. [16]
Comet Lucifer Atsushi Nakayama
Yasuhito Kikuchi
October 4, 2015 December 20, 2015 12 Original work. [17]
Shōnen Maid Yusuke Yamamoto April 8, 2016 July 1, 2016 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Ototachibana. [18]
Rewrite Tensho July 2, 2016 March 25, 2017 24 Adaptation of the visual novel developed by Key. [19][20]
Knight's & Magic Yusuke Yamamoto July 2, 2017 September 24, 2017 13 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Hisago Amazake-no. [21]
How to Keep a Mummy Kaori January 11, 2018 March 29, 2018 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Kakeru Utsugi. [22]
Encouragement of Climb: Third Season Yusuke Yamamoto July 2, 2018 September 24, 2018 13 Sequel to Encouragement of Climb: Second Season. [23]
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Yasuhito Kikuchi October 2, 2018 March 19, 2019 24 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Fuse. [24]
Stars Align Kazuki Akane October 10, 2019 December 26, 2019 12 Original work. [25]
If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die Yusuke Yamamoto January 10, 2020 March 27, 2020 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Auri Hirao. [26]
The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc Risako Yoshida October 4, 2020 December 27, 2020 13 Sequel to The Irregular at Magic High School. [27]
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Season 2 Atsushi Nakayama January 12, 2021 September 21, 2021 24 Sequel to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. [28][29]
The Slime Diaries: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Yuji Ikuhara April 6, 2021 June 22, 2021 12 Spin-off to That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. [30][29]
Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit Yusuke Yamamoto October 5, 2022 TBA 12 Sequel to Encouragement of Climb: Third Season. [31]
Blue Lock Tetsuaki Watanabe October 9, 2022 TBA 24 Adaptation of the manga series written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro. [32]
Shy Masaomi Andō TBA TBA TBA Adaptation of the manga series written by Bukimi Miki. [33]
Synduality TBA TBA TBA TBA Based on a mixed-media project created by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Namco Filmworks and Bandai Spirits. [34]

Films[edit]

Title Director(s) Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime Shōji Kawamori November 21, 2009 A film adaptation of Macross Frontier. Co-animated with Satelight.
The Labyrinth of Grisaia Tensho April 12, 2015 The second adaptation of The Fruit of Grisaia visual novel trilogy. [16]
The Irregular at Magic High School: The Movie – The Girl Who Summons the Stars Risako Yoshida June 17, 2017 A film based on an original new story featuring the characters from The Irregular at Magic High School. [35]
The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc Risako Yoshida December 31, 2021 Sequel to The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc.
Co-produced with Eight Bit Niigata.
[36]
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond Yasuhito Kikuchi November 25, 2022 Based on That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime. [37]

Original video animations[edit]

Title Director Release date Notes Ref(s)
IS Encore: A Sextet Yearning for Love Yasuhito Kikuchi December 7, 2011 Sequel to IS <Infinite Stratos>.
Infinite Stratos 2: Long Vacation Edition Kumi Horii
Susumu Tosaka
October 30, 2013 An extended version of the second season's first episode.
Infinite Stratos 2: World Purge Yasuhito Kikuchi November 26, 2014
Encouragement of Climb: Omoide no Present Yusuke Yamamoto October 28, 2017
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Yasuhito Kikuchi July 9, 2019November 27, 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eight Bit company profile". En Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  2. ^ "About us". Eight bit (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  3. ^ "About us". Eight bit (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Bandai Namco Arts, 8-Bit Enter Partnership to Produce Animation Content". Anime News Network. June 8, 2020. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "8-Bit Establishes New Studio in Niigata Prefecture". Anime News Network. December 11, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2021.
  6. ^ "Infinite Stratos' Yumizuru Reports Declining Health". Anime News Network. August 22, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Aquarion Evol's Sōsei Trailer from Satelight Streamed". Anime News Network. August 19, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "New Busou Shinki TV Ad Features Opening Theme". Anime News Network. September 27, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  9. ^ "Yama no Susume Mountain-Climbing Anime's 1st Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. December 27, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Infinite Stratos Anime's 2nd Season Confirmed With Promo Video". Anime News Network. April 20, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Walkure Romanze's 2nd Promo Video Streamed". Anime News Network. August 10, 2013. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Funimation to Stream Freezing Vibration, Unbreakable Machine-Doll, Tokyo Ravens, BlazBlue". Anime News Network. October 7, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "2nd Yama no Susume/Encouragement of Climb Season's Video Features Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Le Fruit de La Grisaia TV Anime Slated for Fall". Anime News Network. June 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Absolute Duo Anime's 1st Promo Video Previews Konomi Suzuki Song". Anime News Network. December 12, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  16. ^ a b "The Eden of Grisaia, The Labyrinth of Grisaia Anime's April Premiere Dates Unveiled". Anime News Network. March 11, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  17. ^ "Kenta Miyake, Suzuko Mimori, More Join Comet Lucifer Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. October 2, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  18. ^ "Shonen Maid Anime Reveals April 7 Debut, More Cast". Anime News Network. March 9, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  19. ^ "Rewrite Anime to Have 13 Episodes, 4th Home Video Release to Include PC Game". Anime News Network. June 25, 2016. Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  20. ^ "'Rewrite' TV Anime Gets 2nd Season Next January". September 24, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  21. ^ "Knight's & Magic TV Anime's Promo Video Reveals Cast, Staff, Summer Debut". Anime News Network. March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
  22. ^ "Kakeru Utsugi's How to keep a mummy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  23. ^ "Encouragement of Climb Anime Gets 3rd Season in 2018". Anime News Network. June 3, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  24. ^ "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Light Novels Get Fall TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  25. ^ "Escaflowne's Kazuki Akane Directs 8-Bit's Hoshiai no Sora Tennis TV Anime for 2019". Anime News Network. August 18, 2018. Retrieved August 18, 2018.
  26. ^ "8-Bit Animates 'If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die' Anime for 2020 Premiere". Anime News Network. July 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  27. ^ "The Irregular at Magic High School: Visitor Arc TV Anime Announced for 2020". Anime News Network. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  28. ^ "'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' TV Anime Gets 2nd Season (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 17, 2019. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  29. ^ a b "'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Season 2 & The Slime Diaries Anime Delayed Due to COVID-19". Anime News Network. May 27, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  30. ^ "'That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime' Anime Season 2 Has Split-Cours Run in October, April". Anime News Network. March 22, 2020. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  31. ^ "Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit Anime Premieres in October With Half-Hour Episodes". Anime News Network. April 21, 2022. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  32. ^ "Blue Lock Anime Reveals Promo Video, October Premiere, 10 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. May 13, 2022. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  33. ^ "Bukimi Miki's Shy Manga Gets TV Anime at 8-Bit". Anime News Network. October 5, 2022. Retrieved October 5, 2022.
  34. ^ "Synduality Anime's Teaser Reveals Production by 8-Bit". Anime News Network. September 18, 2022. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  35. ^ "Irregular at Magic High School Film Reveals June 17 Opening, New Visual". Anime News Network. February 9, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  36. ^ "The irregular at magic high school Franchise's Reminiscence Arc Anime Reveals 1st Ad, Cast, Staff, Winter TV Debut". Anime News Network. September 25, 2021. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  37. ^ 劇場版『転スラ 紅蓮の絆編』11月公開決定! 新キャラ“ヒイロ”の目的とは?. Dengeki (in Japanese). March 3, 2022. Retrieved March 3, 2022.

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