Graphinica

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Graphinica
Native name
株式会社グラフィニカ
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedApril 30, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-04-30)
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Nobuhiro Ito (president)
Yutaka Ueda (chairman)
Total equity¥ 20,000,000
OwnerMemory-Tech Holdings Inc. (100%)
Number of employees
223
ParentQ-TEC
SubsidiariesYumeta Company
Flagship Line
Websitewww.graphinica.com

Graphinica (Japanese: 株式会社グラフィニカ, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Gurafinika), is a Japanese animation studio founded in April 2009, focused on 3DCG and 2D Animation.

History[edit]

The company was established on April 30, 2009 after studio Gonzo decided to sell its digital video division to Q-TEC, which then established the company with the resources acquired, along with 25 employees that worked with the previous company then became part of Graphinica, with an initial total of 60 employees when it was created.[1]

On April 1, 2010, absorbed and merged Decoloco (an animation filming/VFX company) of Q-TEC group to the company. On April 1, 2011, it opened the Ogikubo Studio and started 2D drawing animation production.[2]

On December 1, 2017, Graphinica's owner Memory-Tech Holdings announced that they have acquired AOI TYO Holdings' TYO Animations subsidiary, with the company then being put as a subsidiary of Graphinica after the acquisition. In addition, TYO Animations' name was changed to Yumeta Company, reviving a name that was retired in 2009 when the original Yumeta Company merged with Hal Film Maker to form TYO Animations.[3]

On July 3, 2018, Graphinica and Avex Pictures announced that they have jointly established a new company called Flagship Line. According to the companies, the new company will produce anime, game, and VR content and "It will leverage the development and production capabilities of Graphinica, and the planning and operational architecture of Avex Pictures".[4]

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s)
Boku wa Ou-sama Takashi Horiuchi April 6, 2013 June 22, 2013 12 Based on the 1996 OVA by Nippon Animation.[5]
Chain Chronicle ~Light of Haecceitas~ Masashi Kudō January 8, 2017 March 25, 2017 12 Based on a video game by Sega.
Co-animated with Telecom Animation Film.[6]
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Naoto Hosoda October 3, 2017 December 19, 2017 12 Adaptation of a light novel series written by Nisio Isin.[7]
Re:Stage! Dream Days♪ Shin Katagai July 7, 2019 September 29, 2019 12 Based on a multi-media franchise by Pony Canyon and Comptiq.
Co-animated with Yumeta Company.[8]
Muv-Luv Alternative Yukio Nishimoto
Hiroyuki Taiga
October 7, 2021 December 23, 2021 12 Based on a visual novel by âge.
Co-animated with Yumeta Company.[9]
Cue! Shin Katagai January 8, 2022 June 25, 2022 24 Based on a smartphone game by Liber Entertainment.
Co-animated with Yumeta Company.[10]
Tokyo Mew Mew New Takahiro Natori July 6, 2022 TBA TBA Adaptation of a manga series written by Reiko Yoshida and Mia Ikumi.
Co-animated with Yumeta Company.[11]
Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Masato Jinbo October 2022 TBA TBA Based on an action RPG game by Square Enix.
Co-animated with Yokohama Animation Laboratory.[12]
Muv-Luv Alternative 2nd Season Yukio Nishimoto
Hiroyuki Taiga
October 2022 TBA TBA Sequel to Muv-Luv Alternative.
Co-animated with Yumeta Company.

Films[edit]

Title Director(s) Release Date Note(s)
Expelled from Paradise Seiji Mizushima November 15, 2014 Original work.
Chain Chronicle ~Light of Haecceitas~ Masashi Kudō December 3, 2016February 11, 2017 Based on a video game by Sega.
Co-animated with Telecom Animation Film.
Theatrical release of the TV series.
Hello World Tomohiko Itō September 20, 2019 Original work.

OVAs/ONAs[edit]

Title Director(s) Release Date Eps Note(s)
Hellsing: Ultimate Yasuhiro Matsumura July 27, 2011 – December 26, 2012 3 Based on a manga by Kouta Hirano.
Episodes 8–10.
Hellsing: The Dawn July 27, 2011 – December 26, 2012 3 Based on a manga by Kouta Hirano.
Prequel to Hellsing: Ultimate.
Wonder Momo Yutaka Kagawa February 6, 2014 – March 6, 2014 5 Adaptation of the webcomic by Erik Ko and Jim Zub, which was inspired by Bandai Namco's video game of the same name.
JAE: Yamaeloid Takashi Horiuchi
Masahiro Emoto
January 23, 2015 1 Part of the Japan Animator Expo by Khara.
Another World Tomohiko Itō September 13, 2019 – October 4, 2019 3 Original work by Tomohiko Itō.
Spin-off of the Hello World film.
Record of Ragnarok Masao Ōkubo June 17, 2021 12 Adaptation of a manga series written by Shinya Umemura and Takumi Fukui, and illustred by Chika Aji.
Record of Ragnarok II Masao Ōkubo 2023 TBA Sequel to Record of Ragnarok.
Co-animated with Yumeta Company.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loo, Egan. "Gonzo Sells 3D/VFX Digital Division to Q-Tec". Anime News Network. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "History".
  3. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio. "Graphinica Acquires TYO Animations, Changes Name Back to Yumeta Company". Anime News Network. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  4. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio. "Avex Pictures, Graphinica Establish 'Flagship Line' Company". Anime News Network. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  5. ^ 4月6日放送開始! テレビアニメ『ぼくは王さま』制作ストーリーが決定!. Animate Times (in Japanese). February 19, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  6. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 1, 2016). "Chain Chronicle Anime's Promo, Cast, Staff, 3-Part Theatrical Screenings Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (March 11, 2017). "Nisioisin, Hikaru Nakamura's Jūni Taisen Novel Gets TV Anime This Year". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  8. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (November 16, 2018). "Re:Stage! Dream Days♪ TV Anime Reveals Video, Visual, Cast, Staff, 2019 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  9. ^ Loo, Egan (May 1, 2021). "Muv-Luv Alternative Anime's 2nd Promo Unveils Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  10. ^ Loo, Egan (November 1, 2020). "Liber's Cue! Idol-Training Game Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  11. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (May 28, 2022). "Tokyo Mew Mew New Anime Reveals 2nd Promo Video, July 6 Premiere, 6 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  12. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 28, 2022). "Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, October Debut, Opening Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 28, 2022.
  13. ^ Hazra, Adriana (July 2, 2022). "Record of Ragnarok Anime's 2nd Season Reveals New Trailer, Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 2, 2022.

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