|Founded||November 10, 2000|
|Headquarters||Nanto, Toyama, Japan|
|Kenji Horikawa (President)|
Number of employees
|90 (April 2014)|
P.A.Works Corporation (株式会社ピーエーワークス Kabushiki-gaisha Pī Ē Wākusu, short for Progressive Animation Works) is a Japanese animation studio established on November 10, 2000 and is located in Nanto, Toyama, Japan. The company's president and founder Kenji Horikawa once worked for Tatsunoko Production, Production I.G, and Bee Train before forming P.A.Works in 2000. The main office is located in Toyama, Japan, which is where the drawing and digital photography take place, and production and direction takes place in their Tokyo office. The company is also involved with animation in video games, as well as collaborating in the past with Production I.G and Bee Train to create anime. In January 2008, P.A.Works produced True Tears, their first anime series as the main animation studio involved in the production process.
TV series produced
|True Tears||Junji Nishimura||January 6, 2008 – March 30, 2008||13||Loose adaptation of La'cryma's visual novel True Tears.|
|Canaan||Masahiro Ando||July 4, 2009 – September 26, 2009||13||Based on the Nintendo Wii visual novel 428: Fūsa Sareta Shibuya de conceptualized by Type-Moon.|
|Angel Beats!||Seiji Kishi||April 3, 2010 – June 26, 2010||13||A collaboration project with Key, Aniplex and Dengeki G's Magazine. Story originally conceived by Jun Maeda.|
|Hanasaku Iroha||Masahiro Ando||April 3, 2011 – September 25, 2011||26||Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.|
|Another||Tsutomu Mizushima||January 9, 2012 - March 27, 2012||12||Based on the novel by Yukito Ayatsuji.|
|Tari Tari||Masakazu Hashimoto||July 1, 2012 - September 23, 2012||13||Story originally conceived by Evergreen.|
|Red Data Girl||Toshiya Shinohara||March 16, 2013 – June 1, 2013||12||Based on the novel by Noriko Ogiwara.|
|Koitabi: True Tours Nanto||Junji Nishimura||April 28, 2013||6||Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.|
|The Eccentric Family||Masayuki Yoshihara||July 7, 2013 – September 29, 2013||13||Based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi.|
|Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea||Toshiya Shinohara||October 3, 2013 – April 3, 2014||26||A collaboration project with Buriki and Dengeki Daioh. Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.|
|Glasslip||Junji Nishimura||July 3, 2014 – September 25, 2014||13|
|Shirobako||Tsutomu Mizushima||October 9, 2014 – March 26, 2015||24|
|Charlotte||Yoshiyuki Asai||July 4, 2015 – September 26, 2015||13||A second collaboration project with Key, Aniplex and Dengeki G's Magazine. Story originally conceived by Jun Maeda.|
|Haruchika||Masakazu Hashimoto||January 7, 2016 – March 24, 2016||12||Based on the novel by Sei Hatsuno.|
|Kuromukuro||Tensai Okamura||April 7, 2016 – September 29, 2016||26||Studio's 15th anniversary project|
|Sakura Quest||Soichi Masui||April 5, 2017 – September 20, 2017||25||Story originally conceived by Alexandre S. D. Celibidache.|
|The Eccentric Family 2||Masayuki Yoshihara||April 9, 2017 – June 25, 2017||12||Based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi and sequel to The Eccentric Family.|
|Uma Musume Pretty Derby||Kei Oikawa||April 1, 2018 – scheduled||TBA||Based on the mobile game by Cygames.|
|Iroduku Sekai no Ashita kara||Toshiya Shinohara||TBA||TBA|
|Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva||Masakazu Hashimoto||December 19, 2009||Co-Produced with OLM, Inc. and Robot Communications. Continuation of the Professor Layton video game series.|
|Mai no Mahō to Katei no Hi||Masayuki Yoshihara||February 20, 2011||TV film|
|Bannou Yasai Ninninman||March 5, 2011||Collaboration with the Japanese Animation Creators Association young animators training project.|
|Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home||Masahiro Ando||March 30, 2013||Sequel to Hanasaku Iroha.|
|Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana o Kazarou||Mari Okada||February 24, 2018|
TV series partially produced
- Blood+: In-Between Animation
- Darker than Black: Production Assistance
- Eureka Seven: In-Between Animation
- Immortal Grand Prix (second season): In-Between Animation, Key Animation, Production Assistance
- Le Chevalier D'Eon: In-Between Animation
- Mushishi: In-Between Animation
- Spider Riders: Season One Assistance on all episodes
- Tsubasa Chronicle: Co-Production (certain episodes)
Animated films partially produced
- .hack//Liminality (production association)
- Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld - The Seven Magic Users
- Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
- Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society: In-Between Animation, Production Assistance
- Sword of the Stranger
Video games partially animated
- Professor Layton and the Curious Village
- Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
- Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
- Professor Layton and the Last Specter
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
- Triggerheart Exelica -Enhanced-
- Wild Arms 3 with Bee Train
- Anime project tourism Toyama: Animation part
- "P.A. Works work list" (in Japanese). P.A.Works company info. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- "RDG Red Data Girl Fantasy Novels Have Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. December 17, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
- "True Tears' P.A. Works Makes True Tours Nanto Anime Short". Anime News Network.
- "P.A. Works' Uchōten Kazoku Anime Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- "P.A. Works Reveals Kuromukuro 15th Anniversary TV Anime Project". Anime News Network. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
- "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
- "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
- "Longing for a Tear Bringing Cuisine "Grandpa in Gokayama"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
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