P.A.Works

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P.A.Works Corporation
株式会社ピーエーワークス
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Entertainment
Japanese animation
Interactive media
Founded November 10, 2000; 16 years ago (2000-11-10)
Founder Kenji Horikawa
Headquarters Nanto, Toyama, Japan
Key people
Kenji Horikawa (President)
Number of employees
90 (April 2014)
Website www.pa-works.jp/en/

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.[1]

Produced series[edit]

TV series produced[edit]

Title Director Series run Episodes 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 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.[2]
Koitabi: True Tours Nanto Junji Nishimura April 28, 2013 6 Story originally conceived by Mari Okada.[3]
The Eccentric Family Masayuki Yoshihara July 7, 2013 – September 29, 2013 13 Based on the novel by Tomihiko Morimi.[4]
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[5]
Sakura Quest Soichi Masui April 5, 2017 – present 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 2018 – scheduled TBA Based on the mobile game by Cygames.

Films produced[edit]

Title Director Release date Note(s)
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[edit]

Animated films partially produced[edit]

Video games partially animated[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Anime project tourism Toyama: Animation part
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama" [6]
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach" [7]
  • Longing for a Tear Bringing Cuisine "Grandpa in Gokayama" [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.A. Works work list" (in Japanese). P.A.Works company info. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. ^ "RDG Red Data Girl Fantasy Novels Have Anime in the Works". Anime News Network. December 17, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "True Tears' P.A. Works Makes True Tours Nanto Anime Short". Anime News Network. 
  4. ^ "P.A. Works' Uchōten Kazoku Anime Teaser Streamed". Anime News Network. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  5. ^ "P.A. Works Reveals Kuromukuro 15th Anniversary TV Anime Project". Anime News Network. December 21, 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sky "Lovers in Tateyama"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  7. ^ "Longing for a Tear Bringing Sea "A Friendship on the Beach"" (in Japanese). Anime project tourism Toyama. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  8. ^ "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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