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Native name
Kabushiki gaisha Sateraito
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedDecember 1995; 26 years ago (1995-12) in Sapporo, Hokkaidō
FoundersTsuneo Maeda
Headquarters1-2-1 Asagaya Kita, ,
Area served
Key people
Michiaki Satō (CEO)
Shōji Kawamori (Special Adviser)
Number of employees
108 (2020)
DivisionsSatelight Digital Department
Satelight Editing Department
Satelight Nagoya (200?–2010)
Satelight Osaka (200?–2008)
Footnotes / references

Satelight Inc. (株式会社サテライト, Kabushiki-gaisha Sateraito, stylized as SATELIGHT) is a Japanese animation studio.
Aside from several stand-alone projects, the studio is well-known for producing the Aquarion and Symphogear franchises, as well as later installments of the Macross franchise. The company's Representative Director is Michiaki Satō. Noted anime director and creator Shōji Kawamori is a Special Adviser at the studio. The name Satelight consists of S for Sapporo, A for Animate, T for Technology and E for Entertainment.[citation needed]


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. 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.


Television series[edit]


Anime films[edit]


Related Studios[edit]

  • Debris Sapporo - A studio founded by former members.
  • GoHands - A studio founded by the staff of Satelight's former Osaka branch.
  • Eight Bit - A studio founded by former members.


  1. ^ During the broadcast release of the series, Satelight was originally credited as アニメーション制作協力 (Animation Work Assistance) for the first two episodes of the series, and thereafter credited as アニメーション制作 (Animation Work). In the Blu-Ray release, however, Satelight is credited for Animation Work in the first two episodes as well.


  1. ^ "About us". Satelight. Retrieved 3 September 2021.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "The Alchemist Code Anime Film Reveals More Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. February 3, 2019. Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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