Marza Animation Planet
|Kabushiki gaisha Māza Animēshonpuranetto|
|Formerly||Sega Sammy Visual Entertainment (2009–2010)|
|Industry||CG animation for film, CG animation for television, CG animation for video games|
|Founded||2003 (under Sega Sammy VE Animation Studios/Visual Entertainment R&D Dept. title)|
Number of locations
|Owner||Sega Sammy Holdings|
Number of employees
Marza Animation Planet Inc. (株式会社マーザ・アニメーションプラネット, Kabushiki gaisha Māza Animēshonpuranetto) is a Japan-based CG animation studio dedicated to making full-length feature films. Their extensive résumé includes CG add-ins for television series and video games. Their head office is located on the 18th floor of the Tennoz Ocean Square (天王洲オーシャンスクエア, Tennōzu Ōshan Sukuea) in Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa, Tokyo near Tennozu Isle Station.
The company was formed through Sega spinning off its CG division, and is best known for making the cutscenes for the Sonic the Hedgehog games, beginning with 2008's Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity. The company was reorganized into different parent companies from Sega Sammy Holdings to Sega Holdings. It is currently subsidized under TMS Entertainment, Sega's flagship anime subsidiary and creator of Sonic X. Marza Animation Planet is also known for being one of the production companies for the film Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) and its upcoming sequel scheduled for April 2022.
|2013||Space Pirate Captain Harlock||Shinji Aramaki||Toei Animation||Toei Company|
|2016||Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV||Takeshi Nozue||Visual Works||Aniplex|
|2017||Resident Evil: Vendetta||Takanori Tsujimoto||Stage 6 Films
Sony Pictures Entertainment
|2019||Lupin III: The First||Takashi Yamazaki||TMS Entertainment||Toho|
|2020||Sonic the Hedgehog||Jeff Fowler||Original Film
Sega Sammy Holdings
|2022||Sonic the Hedgehog 2|
- The Peak (2019) (Created using Unity)
- Sonic: Night of the Werehog (2008)
- The Gift (2016) (Created using Unity)
- Robodog (discontinued project)
Video game cutscenes
- Virtua Fighter 5 (2006)
- Oshare Majo: Love and Berry (2007)
- Phantasy Star Portable (2007)
- Nights: Journey of Dreams (2007)
- Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008)
- Samba de Amigo (2008)
- Sonic Unleashed (2008)
- Phantasy Star Portable 2 (2009)
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA (2009)
- Resonance of Fate (2010)
- Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll (2010)
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA 2nd (2010)
- Sengoku Taisen (2010)
- Sonic Colors (2010)
- Sonic Free Riders (2010)
- Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
- Sonic Generations (2011)
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (2012)
- Phantasy Star Online 2 (2012)
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F (2012)
- Kingdom Conquest II (2013)
- Phantasy Star Online 2 2nd OP (2012)
- Demon Tribe (2013)
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
- Phantasy Star Online 2 3rd OP (2012)
- Sonic Lost World (2013)
- The World of Three Kingdoms (2013)
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (2014)
- Phantasy Star Nova (2014)
- Yakuza 0 (2015)
- Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X (2016)
- VR Zone Shinjuku - Winged Bicycle (2017)
- Sonic Forces (2017)
- Team Sonic Racing (2019)
- Untitled 2022 Sonic The Hedgehog game (2022)
- Hatsune Miku Live Party 2012 (MIKUPA♪) (2012) (Stage Event)
- Hatsune Miku Magical Mirai 2013 (2013) (Stage Event)
- Mario Kart 8 (2014 (original), 2017 (Deluxe)) (3D models for artwork illustration)
- Splatoon (2015) (3D models for artwork illustration)
- Happy Forest (2015) (Tech Demo Trailer created using Unreal Engine 4)
- Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 (2016) (Stage Event)
- Ultimate Bowl (2015 (v1), 2017 (v2)) (Tech Demo Trailer created using Unreal Engine 4 (v1) and Unity (v2))
- Splatoon 2 (2017) (3D models for artwork illustration)
- The Last Guardian (2016) (Animations)
- Ninjala (2020) (Animations)
- Earwig and the Witch (2020) (Production partner)
- "Sega Sammy Launches CG Animation Studio in Japan (Updated)". Anime News Network. January 5, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- "ABOUT". MARZA ANIMATION PLANET. December 20, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
- Loo, Egan (May 9, 2013). "Harlock's Marza Animation Planet Prepares Robodog CG Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
- "[MOVIE] 'RESIDENT EVIL' will be CG'd by a SEGA company behind SPACE PIRATE: CAPTAIN HARLOCK". MARZA ANIMATION PLANET. October 15, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- "MARZA ANIMATION PLANET NAMES THE NEXT RESIDENT EVIL CG MOVIE". MARZA ANIMATION PLANET. March 25, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- Kroll, Justin (May 28, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog' Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
- Fuster, Jeremy (July 23, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Gets April 2022 Release Date". TheWrap. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
- "映像制作はUnityでさらなる高みへ メイキング オブ next "Gift " | 特集 | slideshare.net" (in Japanese). October 31, 2019. Retrieved October 31, 2019.
- "マーザ・アニメーションプラネットが贈る全編Unity映像『THE GIFT』を「Unite 2016 Tokyo」で初披露＆解説 | 特集 | CGWORLD.jp" (in Japanese). April 13, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.