Shaft (company)

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Shaft
Native name
株式会社シャフト
HepburnKabushiki gaisha Shafuto
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedSeptember 1, 1975; 47 years ago (1975-09-01)
FounderHiroshi Wakao
HeadquartersSuginami, Tokyo, Japan[a]
Key people
Mitsutoshi Kubota (CEO)
Board members
    • Hiroshi Wakao
    • Natsuko Fukuhara
    • Kouji Tanoue
    • Miku Ooshima
    • Nobuki Maki
    • Natsuko Kubota
    • Kayoko Mizusawa
Total equity¥ 10,000,000
Number of employees
100[1]
DivisionsFormer:
Niigata[b]
Current:
Digital@Shaft[c]
Shaft Ten[d]
CGI Animation Room[e]
Artsection[f]
Umegumi[g]
Shaft Aoi[h]
Websitewww.shaft-web.co.jp

Shaft (stylized as SHAFT; Japanese: 株式会社シャフト, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Shafuto), also known as Shaft Animation Studio, is a Japanese animation studio headquartered in Suginami, Tokyo, and founded in 1975. Since 2004, the studio's productions have been broadly influenced by director Akiyuki Shinbo, whose visual style and avant-garde cinematography are featured in works including Hidamari Sketch (2007), Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (2007), the Monogatari series (2009–2019), Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011), Nisekoi (2014), and March Comes In Like a Lion (2016).

History[edit]

1975–1984: Early sub-contracting work[edit]

Shaft was founded as a yūgen-gaisha on September 1, 1975, by ex-Mushi Production employee Hiroshi Wakao.[3][4] Much of the company's early work was sub-contracting work for larger animation studios,[5] which includes credits to cel painting and color coordination work, such as with Brave Raideen (1975–76),[6] and occasionally credits as an assistant production studio for projects including Pierrot's Urusei Yatsura: Only You (1983).[7] A large portion of the company's early painting work was contracted under Sunrise productions, including many directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino who, according to anime producer Seiji Suzuki, had been mentored by Wakao while at Mushi Production.[8]

1984–2004: Move to animation production[edit]

In 1984, Shaft was sub-contracted by studio Zuiyo to animate the Elves of the Forest television series, marking the company's first project as a primary animation studio.[i] Not until 1987, however, with the release of the Yume kara, Samenai original video animation (OVA),[10] did the studio release its first wholly-original production. In the same year, the studio produced the first episode of the Taiman Blues: Naoto Shimizu-hen OVA series.[11]

For the next several years, the company returned to sub-contracting work based on animation production services rather than its painting services, such as with the Mushi Production film Ushiro no Shoumen Daare (1991).[12] In 1995, the studio moved to producing full-length series, starting with Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger.[13] By this time, several directors and animators had joined the studio, such as Toshimasa Suzuki and Kenji Yasuda; however, one of the most important series in the company's early history was an outsourcing contract they took on in 1996: Legend of Crystania: The Chaos Ring, which began the studio's relationship with director Ryūtarō Nakamura and studio Triangle Staff.[14] The second episode of the OVA series was outsourced to Shaft, and both Nakamura and Triangle Staff's president (Yoshimi Asari) visited Shaft while delivering the episode's storyboard.[14] Mitsutoshi Kubota, a studio color designer turned production manager at the time, met with the two,[14] and from then they would collaborate on several more projects together, such as Shaft producing an episode of Nakamura and Triangle Staff's Kino's Journey television series,[14] and Nakamura later directing a television series and Kino's Journey film at the studio.[14]

Shaft entered co-operations with studios Gainax and TNK around 2000. The first of the productions under these co-operations was Mahoromatic (2001) and its sequel Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful (2002–03), both with Gainax.[15] 2002 was also the release of the studio's production with TNK, G-On Riders.[16] In 2003 and 2004, the studio produced an adaptation of the visual novel Popotan,[17] and later This Ugly yet Beautiful World, an original series co-produced with Gainax.[15]

2004–2017: Kubota and Team Shinbo era[edit]

In 2004, Wakao was succeeded as Shaft's representative director by Kubota, though he remained a chairman on the studio's board.[3] After watching The SoulTaker (2001) and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette (2004), both works directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, Kubota decided that he wanted to work with Shinbo to create a uniquely identifiable brand for the studio.[18] In October 2004, the studio animated its first production with Shinbo as director, Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase,[19] and he began serving as an executive director and mentor to the studio's staff.[5]

Shaft's final co-production with Gainax came in 2005 with He Is My Master.[20] The same year saw the first animated production under the influence of "Team Shinbo", a director trio consisting of Shinbo, Shin Oonuma, and Tatsuya Oishi, who played a vital role in the studio's early stylistic decisions.[5][21] Shinbo had invited both Oonuma and Oishi to direct episodes under him having seen their work under him on previous projects outside of Shaft.[22] The next two years also saw the release of the REC (2006) and Kino's Journey: Country of Illness -For You- (2007),[23][24] the aforementioned series directed by Ryūtarō Nakamura,[14] which would be the last series produced by Shaft not to feature any involvement by Shinbo for more than a decade.

During the mid-to-late 2000s, the studio brought on a number of new directors and creators, including Ryouki Kamitsubo, Naoyuki Tatsuwa, Kenichi Ishikura, Yukihiro Miyamoto, Shinichi Omata, Tomoyuki Itamura, and Gekidan Inu Curry. Kamitsubo and Oonuma, however, left by the end of the decade, with the latter joining Silver Link where he established a similar role to Shinbo's.

In 2009, Shinbo and Oishi directed Bakemonogatari, which was later characterized as a hallmark of the studio's unique aesthetics. It gained a cult-like following among fans in both Japan and the West for its narrative and "visually striking" animation and artistic qualities.[25][26][27] Polygon named it as the series that "pushed studio Shaft into the spotlight",[28] and the series was chosen as the "best anime series of 2009" by the Tokyo Anime Award Festival in 2017.[29] Following Bakemonogatari, the studio produced yet another critical and financial hit two years later with Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Madoka Magica is regarded by several publications and critics as one of the greatest anime productions of all time,[30][31][32] and the series' financial and critical success spawned a franchise consisting of several films, television series, and games produced in part or in whole by Shaft. Along with the Monogatari series, Madoka Magica is considered to be one of the most financially successful anime products in Japan, with both series maintaining the highest average sales of DVDs, Blu-Rays, and re-releases in Japan.[33] In 2012, the studio returned to animating the Monogatari series with Nisemonogatari, albeit with director Tomoyuki Itamura in place of Oishi.[34] Itamura and Shinbo produced a subsequent Monogatari season every year up until Zoku Owarimonogatari (2018), which is the only Monogatari season to feature Shinbo as the sole director.[35]

English logo used from 2010–⁠2017

The early-to-mid 2010s brought more changes to the studio's creative staff and the studio itself. For one, 2015 was the year Shaft reorganized from a yūgen-gaisha to a kabushiki-gaisha.[3] Several directors also ended up leaving around this time, such as Kenichi Ishikura after serving as assistant director on Mahō Sensei Negima! Anime Final in 2011, Shinichi Omata around 2012, and Naoyuki Tatsuwa after he directed Gourmet Girl Graffiti in 2015. A number of other notable directors were brought into the studio around this time, however, such as directors Yuki Yase, Kenjirou Okada, Hajime Ootani, and Midori Yoshizawa. Tatsuya Oishi disappeared from the public spotlight in the early 2010s after he began production on the Kizumonogatari film trilogy, which was released in 2016 and 2017.[36] Shaft's animation work on the trilogy has been praised as being uniquely experimental with 2D and CG effects, which some reviewers described as not always mixing well, but has nonetheless been called "gorgeous."[36][37][38]

In the late 2010s, a number of other creative staff left the studio. Yuki Yase left after directing The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer (2016–17),[39] taking production generalizer Kousuke Matsunaga with him to work on Fire Force at David Production; Tomoyuki Itamura, who had directed the rest of the Monogatari series after Oishi's commitment to Kizumonogatari, left after the production of Owarimonogatari II (2017);[40] Izumi Takizawa, a veteran color designer with the studio since Pani Poni Dash!, followed Itamura.[41]

2017–present: Post-Team Shinbo[edit]

In 2017, directors Kenjirou Okada and Nobuyuki Takeuchi directed their debuts as series/film directors with March Comes In like a Lion (2016–18) and Fireworks (2017),[42][43] but the following year experienced a hiatus from the animation industry. The film version of Zoku Owarimonogatari was the studio's only original, non-continuing release that year, and its televised release was the studio's only main project the following year. The studio was, however, outsourced to for an episode of Tezuka Productions' adaptation of The Quintessential Quintuplets (2019).[44] The entirety of the episode was produced at Shaft, with Midori Yoshizawa as episode director and a majority of the Shaft production team working on the episode, including the studio's colorists, animators, and photographers (the episode is also the only episode to feature a separate photography director, that being Shaft's Rei Egami). TBS producer Junichirou Tanaka stated that he had met CEO Kubota at a dinner party once and had asked on his knees for Shaft's help in producing the first half of the series' 11th episode, but during conversation Kubota noted that he knew of the issues with the production and decided that Shaft would be capable of producing the entire episode.[44] Series director Satoshi Kuwabara drew the episode's storyboards but left the production of the episode entirely up to Yoshizawa and Shaft.[44]

In 2020, Shaft returned to producing full-length series with Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, an adaptation of a spin-off mobile game series based on the studio's Madoka Magica franchise. It was the first series since 2007 not to be directed in part by Akiyuki Shinbo (although he served as an animation supervisor),[45] and was instead directed by Doroinu of Gekidan Inu Curry, one of the original series' alternate space designers.[45] Shaft's second and final project of the year, Assault Lily Bouquet, was also the first time since 2007 that Shinbo had not been involved with one of the studio's main projects entirely. Bouquet was instead directed by former Gainax member Shouji Saeki and Shaft member Hajime Ootani.[46]

Shinbo returned to the director's chair in 2021 with his adaptation of Pretty Boy Detective Club, which he co-directed alongside Ootani.[47] The series served as the debut for Shaft's CGI animation division,[48] as well as the Umegumi division.[49] In 2022, the studio opened an office in Shizuoka.[50]

Style[edit]

Visual style[edit]

Directors Akiyuki Shinbo, Shin Oonuma, and Tatsuya Oishi, who formed "Team Shinbo",[5] are essentially responsible for defining Shaft's production culture and experimental stylistic visuals in the mid-to-late 2000s.[5] They each brought separate stylistic strengths that contributed to the eventual "Shaft style" the studio embraced, despite the fact that neither Oonuma nor Oishi had much prior experience as directors.[5] Oonuma and Oishi's success with the studio is in part due to the "mentorship" system created at Shaft, which was centered around Shinbo.[51] The two former directors would work under Shinbo and the Shaft system as episode directors and storyboard artists until they were promoted to series directors with Shinbo maintaining a supervising role over them.[51] In turn, they, too, could begin mentoring other directors; in particular, Oonuma mentored Yukihiro Miyamoto, Tomoyuki Itamura, and Naoyuki Tatsuwa, and Oishi's influence has been exerted across the Shaft studio as a whole (and most likely Itamura, who took over the Monogatari series from Oishi).[52] Team Shinbo, Miyamoto, and Itamura's styles within Shaft as a whole tend to be more experimental in nature, whereas Tatsuwa was the sole director who took a more grounded approach to the series he was involved with (while still maintaining Shaft's style).[53]

Several techniques that the studio's directors still employ were popularized by Team Shinbo, such as the usage of ostentatious or simple backgrounds and tones, unique editing cuts, flat color contrasts, the insertion of real-world objects into the animated medium, monochromatic color schemes, minimalistic and abstract backgrounds, extreme changes in background art, and sharp color contrasts.[5] which are used to facilitate certain surrealistic narratives and imagery, but despite this, consistently exist through each of the studio's productions.[54] Miyamoto brought to the studio sharp color contrasts and changing color palettes, which Itamura was stylistically influenced by; Itamura himself also created his own style defined by the usage of "chapter breaks" and paper cutouts.[5][55] Tatsuwa, in contrast to the others, maintained series with less visual surrealism, albeit he continued to use several of the stylistic elements from the other directors.[53] One of the studio's most well-known stylistic insertions, the so-called head-tilt, has also been acknowledged by Shinbo as one of the studio's staples.[5][56]

Miyamoto brought to Shaft the art troupe Gekidan Inu Curry in 2008 during (Zoku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sense, and the duo's style greatly influenced the studio's animation style as a whole, which later defined the Madoka Magica franchise that Miyamoto and Shinbo directed two years later.[57]

Narrative style[edit]

Shaft's work culture has also influenced the narrative writings of the studio's productions, which have been described as existing "somewhere between comedy and despair",[58] which can be best seen through the works of director Miyamoto, who has headed some of the studio's most depressive series, and also their most comedic.[57] The studio's works oftentimes also include unconventional characters and experimentation within the genre of the series the studio produces, while also diverging from the expectations of the audience.[54]

Production style[edit]

Following Wakao's retirement in 2004, Kubota decided to restructure the studio's system itself.[33] While the arrival of Shinbo, Oonuma, and Oishi was a part of this restructuring, Kubota also founded Shaft's in-house photography, painting, and visual effects division, which would move the already-existing painting team, in 2004. The division, named Digital@Shaft, made its first appearance on Gakuen Alice episode 4, which was outsourced to Shaft.[59] In August 2020, Shaft posted a recruitment notice for 3DCG animation staff,[60] and the Shaft CGI Animation Room (a division spun-off from Digital@Shaft) debuted in the studio's Pretty Boy Detective Club series the following year.[48] The same series also debuted Shaft Umegumi, a division presumably headed by director Yasuomi Umetsu, who directed the series opening title animation.[49] In 2021, Digital@Shaft formed a background art team as well.[61] Kubota has also emphasized a particular focus on putting full studio effort into each of their works, and not increasing the number of productions purely to satiate demand.[62]

Shaft visual effects chief Hisato Shima stated that other studios commonly have animators and operators specializing in 3D (or certain aspects of the 3D process), but that Shaft artists tend to work in a more broad area and perform several tasks during anime production.[63] Shaft's production pipeline often utilizes materials created during the normal production pipine (that is: layouts, key animation, in-between animation, finishing (painting/coloring), photography, editing) that work as temporary reference points for both 2D and 3D animators, and assist with camera angles, reference points, and other processes.[63] Later in the production, these temporary materials are removed, and the final CG work is added.[63] In order to counteract the issues that come with productions that have a mix of traditional/CG animation in regards to paper and digital canvas sizes, the studio developed a format that would be convenient for both processes by standardizing a 2156 x 1526 pixel screen size for the 3D artists.[63]

Beyond the in-house culture the studio emphasizes in its works, Shaft has also emphasized using a common workflow from project to project to ease the transition from production to production.[18] The purpose of such commonality between productions is to allow for consistency and the continuity of Shaft's style between productions.[18] While this system allows for Shaft's style to manifest throughout each of their productions, it also allows for more creative freedoms across all individuals working with the studio, such as Shinbo's philosophy of "mix[ing] participating staffer’s feelings".[64] Madoka Magica screenwriter Gen Urobuchi described the work environment as giving him a level of freedom he'd never had before, and that "I did not think I could have written this screenplay in any other place", and both original character designer Ume Aoki and alternate space designers Gekidan Inu Curry have expressed similar perspectives.[65]

Shaft is also one of the only studios that manages an in-house online shop –Shaft Ten– which sells Blu-Rays, production materials, and other merchandise for series the company owns the rights to.[66]

Productions[edit]

Anime television series[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Eps. Note(s) Refs.
1991 Oh! My Konbu Tetsuo Imazawa 2[j] Adaptation of the manga by Takahiro Kamiya. [67]
1995–1996 Juuni Senshi Bakuretsu Eto Ranger Kunitoshi Okajima 39 Original series. [13]
2000–2001 Dotto! Koni-chan Shinichi Watanabe (#1–13)
Kenji Yasuda (#14–26)
26 Original series. [68]
2001 Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden Hiroyuki Yamaga 12[k] Adaptation of the manga by Bunjūrō Nakayama.
Co-animated with Gainax.
[69]
2002 G-On Riders Shinichiro Kimura 13[l] Original series.
Co-animated with TNK.
[16]
2002–2003 Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful Hiroyuki Yamaga 14 Sequel to Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden.
Co-animated with Gainax.
[71]
2003 Popotan Shinichiro Kimura 12 Adaptation of the visual novel by Petit Ferret. [17]
2004 This Ugly yet Beautiful World Shouji Saeki 12 Original series, created by Gainax.
Co-animated with Gainax.
[24]
2004–2005 Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase Akiyuki Shinbo[i] 25 Adaptation of the manga by Keitarō Arima. [19]
2005 He Is My Master Shouji Saeki 12 Adaptation of the manga by Mattsuu.
Co-animated with Gainax.
[20]
Pani Poni Dash! Akiyuki Shinbo
Shin Oonuma[ii]
26 Adaptation of the manga by Hekiru Hikawa. [21]
2006 Rec Ryūtarō Nakamura 9[m] Adaptation of the manga by Q-Tarō Hanamizawa. [23]
2006–2007 Negima!? Akiyuki Shinbo
Shin Oonuma[iii]
26 Spin-off adaptation of the manga by Ken Akamatsu. [72]
2007 Hidamari Sketch Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Ryouki Kamitsubo[iii]
12[n] Adaptation of the manga by Ume Aoki. [73]
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Akiyuki Shinbo 12 Adaptation of the manga by Kōji Kumeta. [74]
Ef: A Tale of Memories Shin Oonuma 12 Adaptation of the visual novel by Minori. [75]
2008 (Zoku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[iv]
13 Sequel to Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. [76]
Hidamari Sketch × 365 Akiyuki Shinbo 13[o] Sequel to Hidamari Sketch. [78]
Ef: A Tale of Melodies Shin Oonuma 12 Sequel to Ef: A Tale of Memories. [79]
2009 Maria Holic Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[ii]
12 Adaptation of the manga by Minari Endō. [80]
Natsu no Arashi! Akiyuki Shinbo
Shin Oonuma[ii]
13 Adaptation of the manga by Jin Kobayashi. [81]
Bakemonogatari Akiyuki Shinbo
Tatsuya Oishi[ii]
15[p] Adaptation of the light novels by Nisio Isin. [82]
(Zan) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[iv]
13 Sequel to (Goku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. [86]
Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū Akiyuki Shinbo
Shin Oonuma (#1–7)[ii]
Kenichi Ishikura (#8–13)[ii]
13 Sequel to Natsu no Arashi!. [87]
2010 Dance in the Vampire Bund Akiyuki Shinbo
Masahiro Sonoda[ii]
12 Adaptation of the manga by Nozomu Tamaki. [88]
Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu Akiyuki Shinbo
Kenichi Ishikura[ii]
12[q] Sequel to Hidamari Sketch × 365. [90]
Arakawa Under the Bridge Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[ii]
13 Adaptation of the manga by Hikaru Nakamura. [91]
Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[ii]
13 Sequel to Arakawa Under the Bridge. [92]
And Yet the Town Moves Akiyuki Shinbo[i] 12 Adaptation of the manga by Masakazu Ishiguro. [93]
2011 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[ii]
12 Original series, created by Magica Quartet. [94]
Maria Holic Alive Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomokazu Tokoro[ii]
12 Sequel to Maria†Holic. [95]
Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto[ii]
12 Adaptation of the light novels by Hitoma Iruma. [96]
Hidamari Sketch × SP Akiyuki Shinbo 2 Special episodes for Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu. [97]
2012 Nisemonogatari Akiyuki Shinbo
Tomoyuki Itamura[ii]
11 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [34]
Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb Akiyuki Shinbo
Yuki Yase[ii]
12 Sequel to Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu. [98]
Nekomonogatari (Black) Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura
4 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [99]
2013 Sasami-san@Ganbaranai Akiyuki Shinbo 12 Adaptation of the light novels by Akira. [100]
Monogatari Series: Second Season Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura
Naoyuki Tatsuwa (#6–9)[ii]
Yuki Yase (#14–17)[ii]
23[r] Continuation of the Monogatari series.[s] [101]
2014 Nisekoi Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Naoyuki Tatsuwa[102]
20 Adaptation of the manga by Naoshi Komi. [103]
Mekakucity Actors Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yuki Yase[104]
12 Based on the mixed-media project by Jin. [105]
Hanamonogatari Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura
5 Continuation of the Monogatari series.[t] [106]
Tsukimonogatari Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura
4 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [107]
2015 Gourmet Girl Graffiti Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Naoyuki Tatsuwa
12 Adaptation of the manga by Makoto Kawai. [108]
Nisekoi: Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto[iv]
12 Sequel to Nisekoi. [109]
Owarimonogatari I Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura
13 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [110]
2016–2017 March Comes In Like a Lion Akiyuki Shinbo
Kenjirou Okada[ii]
22 Adaptation of the manga by Chica Umino. [42]
2017 Owarimonogatari II Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura
7 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [40]
2017–2018 March Comes In Like a Lion 2nd Season Akiyuki Shinbo
Kenjirou Okada[ii]
22 Sequel to March Comes In Like a Lion. [111]
2018 Fate/Extra Last Encore Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto[ii]
13 Based on the PSP game by Type-Moon. [112]
2019 Zoku Owarimonogatari Akiyuki Shinbo[35] 6 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [113]
2020 Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Doroinu[u][i]
various[v]
13 Based on the mobile game by f4samurai. [45]
Assault Lily Bouquet Shouji Saeki
Hajime Ootani[iv]
12 Based on the mixed-media franchise by Azone International. [46]
2021 Pretty Boy Detective Club Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Hajime Ootani
12 Adaptation of the novel by Nisio Isin. [47]
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story - Eve of Awakening Doroinu[u][i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto
8 Sequel to Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story. [114]
2022 Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story - Dawn of a Shallow Dream Doroinu[u][i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto
4 Sequel to Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story - Eve of Awakening. [115]
Luminous Witches Shouji Saeki 12[w] Spin-off of Strike Witches. [117]
RWBY: Ice Queendom Toshimasa Suzuki
Kenjirou Okada[iii]
12 Spin-off of RWBY. [118]

Anime films[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Dur. Note(s) Refs.
2007 Kino's Journey: Country of Illness -For You- Ryūtarō Nakamura 30m Adaptation of the light novels by Keiichi Sigsawa. [119]
2011 Mahō Sensei Negima! Anime Final Akiyuki Shinbo 76m Sequel to Mahō Sensei Negima!: Mō Hitotsu no Sekai.
Co-animated with Studio Pastoral.
[120]
2012 Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Beginnings Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto
130m Recap of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. [121]
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Eternal 110m [122]
2013 Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion 116m Sequel to Puella Magi Madoka Magica. [123]
2016 Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tatsuya Oishi
64m Continuation of the Monogatari series. [124]
Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu 69m [125]
2017 Kizumonogatari III: Reiketsu 83m [126]
Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Nobuyuki Takeuchi
90m Adaptation of the live-action film directed by Shunji Iwai. [43]
TBA Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Walpurgisnacht: Rising Akiyuki Shinbo[i] TBA Sequel to Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. [127]

Original video animations[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Eps. Note(s) Refs.
1987 Yume kara, Samenai Osamu Inoue 1 Based on a manga by Yumi Shirakura. [10]
Taiman Blues: Shimizu Naoto-hen Takao Yotsuji 1 Based on a manga by Yū Furusawa. [11]
1997 Sakura Diaries Kunitoshi Okajima 12 Adaptation of the manga by U-Jin. [128]
2002–2003 Arcade Gamer Fubuki Yūji Mutō 4 Adaptation of the manga by Mine Yoshizaki. [129]
2006 Mahō Sensei Negima!: Spring (Haru) Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Shin Oonuma
1 Sequel to the TV anime Negima! by Xebec. [130]
Mahō Sensei Negima!: Summer (Natsu) 1 Sequel to Mahō Sensei Negima!: Spring (Haru). [130]
2008–2009 Mahō Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba Akiyuki Shinbo[i][131]
Hiroaki Tomita (#1)
Yukihiro Miyamoto (#2)
Tomoyuki Itamura (#3)
3 Sequel to Mahō Sensei Negima!: Summer (Natsu).
Co-animated with Studio Pastoral.
[132]
(Goku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[iv]
3 Sequel to (Zoku) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. [133]
2009–2010 Mahō Sensei Negima!: Mō Hitotsu no Sekai Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Kōbun Shizuno (#1–2)
Tomokazu Tokoro (#3–4)
Tatsufumi Itō (#5)
5 Sequel to Mahō Sensei Negima!: Shiroki Tsubasa Ala Alba.
Co-animated with Studio Pastoral.
[134]
(Zan) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Bangaichi Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto[iv]
2 Sequel to (Zan) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. [135]
2011 Katteni Kaizō Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Naoyuki Tatsuwa
6 Adaptation of the manga by Kōji Kumeta. [136]
2013 Hidamari Sketch: Sae & Hiro's Graduation Arc Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yuki Yase
2 Sequel to Hidamari Sketch × Honeycomb. [137]
2014–2015 Nisekoi OVAs Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Naoyuki Tatsuwa
3 Additional episodes released with Nisekoi manga. [138]
2015 Magical Suite Prism Nana Yukihiro Miyamoto (#1)
Seiya Numata (#2)
Hajime Ōtani (#3)
7 Original series, created by Prismnana. [139]
2016 Nisekoi: OVAs Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yukihiro Miyamoto[iv]
2 Adaptations of manga shorts of Nisekoi. [140]
2016–2017 The Beheading Cycle: The Blue Savant and the Nonsense Bearer Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Yuki Yase
8 Adaptation of the light novels by Nisio Isin. [39]

Original net animations[edit]

Year Title Director(s) Eps. Note(s) Refs.
2016 Koyomimonogatari Akiyuki Shinbo[i]
Tomoyuki Itamura[141]
12 Continuation of the Monogatari series. [142]
2021–2022 Assault Lily Fruits Shouji Saeki 13 Spin-off of the Assault Lily Bouquet anime series. [143]

Other productions[edit]

  • Shina Dark (OVA, March 21, 2008) – four music video shorts for the manga by Bunjūrō Nakayama; directed by Naoyuki Konno, Shinpei Tomooka, Shin Oonuma, and Toshimasa Suzuki.[144][145]
  • MAG Net (TV series, 2010) – opening animation for the television series; directed by Tatsuya Oishi.[146]
  • Palutena's Revolting Dinner (ONA, March 19, 2012) – two promotional shorts for Kid Icarus: Uprising; directed by Akiyuki Shinbo.[147]
  • Fate/Extra CCC (video game, January 24, 2013) – opening animation for the PSP game; directed by Akiyuki Shinbo.[148]
  • Goddess of Light (ONA, June 10, 2014) – Palutena character reveal trailer for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.[149]
  • Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku x Monogatari (ONA, December 31, 2014) – promotional video for Nisio Isin's Boukyaku Tantei Series, featuring characters from the Monogatari series; directed by Yukihiro Miyamoto.[150]
  • IRoid: Koi no Yūkō Frontier (ONA, December 14, 2015) – Promotional short for the dating simulator app IRoid by QUICK.[151]
  • Kakushigoto (ONA, June 14, 2016) – promotional short for the manga by Kōji Kumeta; directed by Yukihiro Miyamoto.[152]
  • Fate/EXTELLA (video game, September 11, 2016) – opening animation for the PS4 and PS Vita game; directed by Yukihiro Miyamoto.[153]
  • Magia Record (video game, 2017–2022) – opening animations and in-game cutscene animations for the mobile game; directed by Seiya Numata, Yukihiro Miyamoto, Doroinu, Hajime Ootani, Kenjirou Okada, Mitsuru Ishihara, Shuuji Miyazaki, Rina Iwamoto, and Naoaki Shibuta.[154]
  • Akuma no Memumemu-chan (ONA, January 22, 2018) – promotional short for the manga by Keitarо̄ Yotsuya; directed by Seiya Numata.[155]
  • "Ikebukuro PR Animation" (ONA, January 17, 2019) – promotional short for the Ikebukuro district in Tokyo's Toshima ward; directed by Yukio Takatsu.[156]
  • "Limited Time Fate/EXTRA CCC x Fate/Grand Order Special Event 'Deep Sea Dennou Rakudo SE.RA.PH' Announcement CM" (ONA, May 7, 2017) – promotional short for a crossover event between the Fate/Extra CCC and Fate/Grand Order video games.[157]
  • "Hungry Days" (ONA, May 21, 2019, September 12, 2019, December 5, 2019, February 7, 2020) – series of four commercials for Nissin's Cup Noodles featuring characters from One Piece; directed by Yūsuke Takase[158][159][160]
  • Monogatari Series PucPuc (video game, August 2018) – opening animation for the mobile game.[161]
  • Crystar (video game, October 18, 2018) – opening animation for the PS4 game; directed by Tatsuya Oishi.[162]
  • Assault Lily Last Bullet (video game, January 20, 2021) – opening, promotional video, and gacha animations for the mobile game; directed by Seiya Numata.[163]
  • Choujuu Giga Gao Road Chocolate Dai 0-dan (ONA, February 20, 2021) – promotional commercial directed by Kiyoyuki Amano.[164]
  • YOASOBI: Taishou Nami-shuu (music video, September 16, 2021) – music video for Taishou Nami-shuu by YOASOBI; directed by Yūsuke Takase.[165]
  • Bakemonogatari (ONA, February 17, 2022) – promotional video for the manga adaptation of Bakemonogatari by Oh! Great; directed by Akiyuki Shinbo.[166]

See also[edit]

  • Mushi Production—founder Hiroshi Wakao and several other staff members were part of Mushi Production prior to Shaft's foundation
  • Gainax—worked closely with Shaft in the early-to-mid 2000s; Gainax director Shouji Saeki currently works exclusively with Shaft
  • Millepensee—founded by ex-Shaft production manager Naoko Shiraishi
  • Diomedéa—studio currently represented by ex-Shaft animator Makoto Kohara
  • Silver Link—ex-Shaft director Shin Oonuma works with Silver Link in a similar position to Shinbo's at Shaft
  • David Production—ex-Shaft CG director Shinya Takano and production managers Reo Honjouya and Kousuke Matsunaga joined David Production around 2018

Notes[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  1. ^ Both head office and production studio
  2. ^ An animation substudio located in Niigata, which is only known to have ever been credited for one episode of a series in 1989.[2]
  3. ^ Photography, painting, and visual effects division established circa 2003. Around 2020, the CG group within Digital@Shaft became a separate division. In 2021, the division formed a background art team, which also separated into its own department later that year.
  4. ^ Shaft Ten, a merchandise shop operated by the studio.
  5. ^ Shaft CGI Animation Room (シャフトCGI Animation Room), a CGI division established circa 2020, and spun-off of Digital@Shaft.
  6. ^ SHAFT Artsection, background art division separated from Digital@Shaft in 2021.
  7. ^ Shaft Umegumi (シャフト梅組), the team responsible for the opening animation to Pretty Boy Detective Club, named after the opening's director Yasuomi Umetsu.
  8. ^ Substudio located in Shizuoka founded in 2022.
  9. ^ Note: While Shaft is credited for "Production assistance", Zuiyo itself (in 1984) did not have its own animation department, so Shaft is the studio that was outsourced to for main animation work.[9]
  10. ^ Episodes 4 and 8.
  11. ^ A summary episode of Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden aired on December 15, 2001.[69]
  12. ^ An original video animation episode of G-On Riders was released on March 28, 2003.[70]
  13. ^ An original video animation episode of Rec was released on June 30, 2006.[23]
  14. ^ Two special episodes of Hidamari Sketch aired on October 19, 2007.[73]
  15. ^ Two special episodes of Hidamari Sketch × 365 aired on October 18, 2009 and October 25, 2009, respectively.[77]
  16. ^ TV: July 3, 2009 – September 25, 2009 (12 episodes).[82] ONA: November 3, 2009 – June 25, 2010 (3 episodes).[83][84][85]
  17. ^ Two special episodes of Hidamari Sketch × Hoshimittsu aired on October 24, 2010 and October 31, 2010, respectively.[89]
  18. ^ Nekomonogatari (White): July 7, 2013 – August 4, 2013 (5 episodes). Kabukimonogatari: August 18, 2013 – September 8, 2013 (4 episodes). Otorimonogatari: September 22, 2013 – October 13, 2013 (4 episodes). Onimonogatari: October 27, 2013 – November 17, 2013 (4 episodes). Koimonogatari: November 24, 2013 – December 29, 2013 (6 episodes).
  19. ^ Consists of the Neko (White), Kabuki, Otori, Oni, and Koi light novel arcs. Shaft's adaptation of the Hana light novel arc, which was originally published between the Kabuki and Otori arcs, was delayed until 2014.
  20. ^ The Hana light novel arc was originally published between the Kabuki and Otori arcs, which were previously adapted by Shaft in 2013 as part of Monogatari Series: Second Season.
  21. ^ a b c Doroinu credited as "Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)"
  22. ^ See main page for list of series directors.
  23. ^ A special episode of Luminous Witches was released on December 23, 2020.[116]

Credit notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag Credited as Chief Director (総監督).
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Credited as Series Director (シリーズディレクター).
  3. ^ a b c Credited as Chief Director (チーフディレクター).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Credited as Chief Episode Director (チーフ演出.)

Works cited[edit]

  • Rubin, Lucy Paige (2017). Between Comedy and Despair: The House Style of Studio Shaft (Bachelor of the Arts). Wesleyan University. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  • Maeda, Hisashi; Hiraiwa, Shinsuke (2007). アニメ新表現宣言!新房監督作品の奥にアニメ表現の最先端を見た! [Declaration of a New Expression for Anime! I saw the Cutting Edge of Anime Expression in Director Shinbo's Work!] (in Japanese). Tamon Creative. Retrieved July 17, 2022.

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