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P.A.Works
Native name
株式会社ピーエーワークス
Kabushiki-gaisha Pī Ē Wākusu
Formerly
P.A.Works Corporation (2000–2002)
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryAnime
FoundedNovember 10, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-11-10)
FounderKenji Horikawa
HeadquartersNanto, Toyama, Japan
Key people
Kenji Horikawa (President)
Nobuhiro Kikuchi (Representative director)
Number of employees
90 (April 2014)
Websitewww.pa-works.jp/en/

P.A.Works, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社ピーエーワークス, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Pī Ē Wākusu, short for Progressive Animation Works) is a Japanese animation studio founded on November 10, 2000 in Nanto, Toyama. The company's president and founder Kenji Horikawa once worked for Tatsunoko Production, Production I.G and Bee Train Production, before forming P.A.Works Corporation. The studio changed its name to P.A.Works in 2002. The main office is located in Toyama Prefecture, where drawings and digital photography take place, and production and direction in the office. The company is also involved with video games, as well as collaborating in the past with Production I.G and Bee Train for anime. In January 2008, P.A.Works produced True Tears, their first anime series as the main animation studio involved in the production process.[1] On April 20, 2018, P.A.Works announced a new e-book label named P.A.Books, with the first release being a novel adaptation of their first anime, True Tears.[2]

Produced series[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s)
True Tears Junji Nishimura January 6, 2008 March 30, 2008 13 Loose adaptation of La'cryma's visual novel True Tears.
Canaan Masahiro Andō July 4, 2009 September 26, 2009 13 Sequel to a scenario in visual novel 428: Shibuya Scramble 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.
Original work.
Story originally conceived by Jun Maeda.
Hanasaku Iroha Masahiro Andō April 3, 2011 September 25, 2011 26 Original work.
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 Original work.
Story originally conceived by Evergreen.
Red Data Girl Toshiya Shinohara March 16, 2013 June 1, 2013 12 Based on the novel by Noriko Ogiwara.[3]
Koitabi: True Tours Nanto Junji Nishimura April 28, 2013 April 28, 2013 6 Original work.
Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.[4]
The Eccentric Family Masayuki Yoshihara July 7, 2013 September 29, 2013 13 Based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi.[5]
Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea Toshiya Shinohara October 3, 2013 April 3, 2014 26 A collaboration project with Buriki and Dengeki Daioh.
Original work.
Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.
Glasslip Junji Nishimura July 3, 2014 September 25, 2014 13 Original work.
Shirobako Tsutomu Mizushima October 9, 2014 March 26, 2015 24 Original work.
Charlotte Yoshiyuki Asai July 4, 2015 September 26, 2015 13 A second collaboration project with Key, Aniplex and Dengeki G's Magazine.
Original work.
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.[6]
Original work.
Sakura Quest Soichi Masui April 5, 2017 September 20, 2017 25 Original work.
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 2, 2018 June 18, 2018 13 Based on the smartphone game by Cygames.
Sirius the Jaeger Masahiro Andō July 12, 2018 September 27, 2018 12 Original work.
Iroduku: The World in Colors Toshiya Shinohara October 6, 2018 December 29, 2018 13 Original work.
Fairy Gone Kenichi Suzuki April 7, 2019 TBA 24 Original work.
A3! Keisuke Shinohara January 13, 2020 TBA TBA Based on the smartphone game by Liber Entertainment. Co-animated with 3Hz.[7]
Appare-Ranman! Masakazu Hashimoto TBA TBA TBA Original work.[8]

Films[edit]

Title Director Release date Notes
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 Andō March 30, 2013 Sequel to Hanasaku Iroha.
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms Mari Okada February 24, 2018 Original work.
Shirobako Movie Tsutomu Mizushima February 29, 2020 Sequel to Shirobako.

Video game animated sequences[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Anime project tourism Toyama: Animation part
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama" [9]
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach" [10]
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Cuisine "Grandpa in Gokayama" [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.A. Works work list" (in Japanese). P.A.Works company info. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
  2. ^ "P.A. Works Launches P.A. Books eBook Label With True Tears Novelization". Anime News Network. April 20, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "RDG Red Data Girl Fantasy Novels Have Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. December 17, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  4. ^ "True Tears' P.A. Works Makes True Tours Nanto Anime Short". Anime News Network.
  5. ^ "P.A. Works' Uchōten Kazoku Anime Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
  6. ^ "P.A. Works Reveals Kuromukuro 15th Anniversary TV Anime Project". Anime News Network. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "A3! Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Staff". Anime News Network. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "P.A. Works Makes Original Wild-West Car Race Anime Appare-Ranman!". Anime News Network. October 11, 2019. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
  9. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
  10. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
  11. ^ "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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