Marza Animation Planet

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Marza Animation Planet
Native name
株式会社マーザ・アニメーションプラネット
Kabushiki gaisha Māza Animēshonpuranetto
FormerlySega Sammy Visual Entertainment (2009–2010)[1]
TypeKabushiki gaisha
Subsidiary
IndustryCG animation for film, CG animation for television, CG animation for video games
Founded2003 (under Sega Sammy VE Animation Studios/Visual Entertainment R&D Dept. title)
Number of locations
Tokyo, Japan
OwnerSega Sammy Holdings
Number of employees
137
ParentTMS Entertainment
Websitewww.marza.com/en/

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.[2]

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.

Films[edit]

Year Title Director Production Distributor
2013 Space Pirate Captain Harlock[3] Shinji Aramaki Toei Animation Toei Company
2016 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Takeshi Nozue Visual Works Aniplex
2017 Resident Evil: Vendetta[4] Takanori Tsujimoto Stage 6 Films
Kadokawa
Capcom[5]
Kadokawa (Japan)
Sony Pictures Entertainment
2019 Lupin III: The First Takashi Yamazaki TMS Entertainment Toho
2020 Sonic the Hedgehog Jeff Fowler Original Film
Blur Studio
Sega Sammy Holdings
Paramount Pictures
2022 Sonic the Hedgehog 2[6][7]

Short films[edit]

  • The Peak (2019) (Created using Unity)[8]
  • Sonic: Night of the Werehog (2008)
  • The Gift (2016) (Created using Unity)[9]
  • Robodog (discontinued project)

Video game cutscenes[edit]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sega Sammy Launches CG Animation Studio in Japan (Updated)". Anime News Network. January 5, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "ABOUT". MARZA ANIMATION PLANET. December 20, 2017. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Loo, Egan (May 9, 2013). "Harlock's Marza Animation Planet Prepares Robodog CG Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "[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.
  5. ^ "MARZA ANIMATION PLANET NAMES THE NEXT RESIDENT EVIL CG MOVIE". MARZA ANIMATION PLANET. March 25, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 28, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog' Sequel in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.com. Retrieved May 28, 2020.
  7. ^ Fuster, Jeremy (July 23, 2020). "'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Gets April 2022 Release Date". TheWrap. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "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.

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