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Satelight Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Sateraito
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryAnimation planning and production, digital content production
FoundedDecember 1995; 25 years ago (1995-12) in Sapporo, Hokkaidō
HeadquartersSuginami, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Michiaki Satō (President)
Shōji Kawamori (Senior Managing Director)[1]
Number of employees
105 (2015)
WebsiteSatelight official site

Satelight Inc. (株式会社サテライト, Kabushiki-gaisha Sateraito, stylized as SATELIGHT) is a Japanese animation studio which serves as a division of pachinko operator Sankyo Group. Aside from several stand-alone projects, the studio is also known for producing the Aquarion and Symphogear franchises, and later installments of the Macross franchise.


The studio was founded in late 1995, in Sapporo, Hokkaidō, their first project being Bit the Cupid, the world's first fully digitally-animated television series.[2] The name Satelight consists of S for Sapporo, A for Animate, T for Technology and E for Entertainment. The company's president is Michiaki Satō. Noted anime director and creator Shōji Kawamori is an executive director at the studio.[1]

In 1996, the studio's next project was producing the CG animation for Group TAC's Īhatōbu Gensō: Kenji no Haru. It soon established a production studio in 1998 in Suginami, Tokyo. The studio soon produced their first television series, Kawamori's Chikyū Shōjo Arjuna, in 2001. In 2006, the studio changed its headquarters from Sapporo to Tokyo.


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  1. ^ a b "SATELIGHT Inc. : AboutUs Corporate Profile". Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  2. ^ "SATELIGHT Inc. : AboutUs Corporate history". Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved 2015-11-16.
  3. ^ "comicoの人気コミック『ナンバカ』のテレビアニメが今秋放送決定! アニメジャパン2016 株式会社サテライトブースをレポート". (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-03-26.
  4. ^ "Project Anima Anime Sacks&Guns!! Reveals Staff, Cast". Anime News Network. August 2, 2019. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Alchemist Code Anime Film Reveals More Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "New Macross Delta Film's Title Revealed With 6th Singer Teased". Anime News Network. June 2, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2019.

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