Sunrise (company)

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Sunrise
Native name
株式会社サンライズ
FormerlyNippon Sunrise Inc.
株式会社日本サンライズ
TypeKabushiki gaisha (formerly yūgen gaisha)
IndustryJapanese animation and production enterprise
FoundedSeptember 1972; 48 years ago (1972-09) (as Sunrise Studio YK)
November 1976; 44 years ago (1976-11) (as Nippon Sunrise; renamed Sunrise in June 1987; 34 years ago (1987-06))
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Yasuo Miyakawa
(President & CEO)
Number of employees
260 (as of December 2020) [1]
ParentBandai Namco Holdings
SubsidiariesSunrise Music Publishing
Bandai Namco Pictures
Sunrise Beyond
Websitesunrise-inc.co.jp
Footnotes / references
[2][3]

Sunrise Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社サンライズ, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Sanraizu) is a Japanese animation studio founded in September 1972 and is based in Suginami, Tokyo.[4] Its former name was Nippon Sunrise and, before that, Sunrise Studio.[5]

Sunrise is renowned for critically praised and popular original anime series such as Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Space Runaway Ideon, Armored Trooper Votoms, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Future GPX Cyber Formula, Crush Gear Turbo, The Vision of Escaflowne, Love Live!, Witch Hunter Robin, My-HiME, My-Otome, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Tiger & Bunny, Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, as well as its numerous adaptations of acclaimed light novels including Crest of the Stars, Dirty Pair, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere and Accel World, and manga such as City Hunter, Inuyasha, Outlaw Star, Yakitate!! Japan, Planetes, Sgt. Frog, Gin Tama, and Kekkaishi. Their productions usually feature fluid animation and action sequences and many fans refer to the quality of their work as "Sunrise Smooth".

Most of their work are original titles created in-house by their creative staff under a collective pseudonym, Hajime Yatate. They also operated a defunct video-game studio, Sunrise Interactive. Sunrise launched a light-novel publisher, Yatate Bunko Imprint, on September 30, 2016 to publish original titles and supplement their existing franchises with new materials.[6] Anime created by Sunrise which have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix are Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979 and the first half of 1980, Space Runaway Ideon in the second half of 1980, Crusher Joe (a co-production with Studio Nue) in 1983, Dirty Pair in 1985, Future GPX Cyber Formula in 1991, Gundam SEED in 2002, Gundam SEED Destiny in 2004 and 2005, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion in 2006 and 2007 and Code Geass R2 in 2008, making Sunrise the studio which won the largest number of Animage Awards.

History[edit]

According to an interview with Sunrise members, the studio was founded by former members of Mushi Production in 1972 as Sunrise Studio, Limited (有限会社サンライズスタジオ, Yugen-kaisha Sanraizu Sutajio). Rather than having anime production revolve around a single creator (like Mushi, headed by Osamu Tezuka), Sunrise decided that production should focus on the producers. The market for mainstream anime (such as manga adaptations, sports shows, and adaptations of popular children's stories) was already dominated by existing companies, so Sunrise decided to focus on robot anime, known to be more difficult to animate but which could be used to sell toys.[7]

Sunrise has been involved in many popular and acclaimed anime television series, including Mobile Suit Gundam (and its spin-offs and sequels since 1979), the Mashin Eiyūden Wataru series (1988–1997), the Yūsha series (1990–1997), the Eldran series (1991–1993) which has now become part of the Yūsha series since the Takara Tomy merger, and the Crest of the Stars series (1999–2001). They produced the apocalyptic Space Runaway Ideon in 1980.

The company have co-produced a number of series with Toei Company, including Majokko Tickle (from episode 16), the Robot Romance Trilogy; Chōdenji Robo Combattler V (1976), Chōdenji Machine Voltes V (1977), Tōshō Daimos (1978), Daltanious, and Cyborg 009 (a 1979 co-production with Toei Animation). Sunrise is well known for their mecha anime series (including Gundam), such as Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 (1978), Fang of the Sun Dougram (1981), the Armored Trooper Votoms and Aura Battler Dunbine series (1983), Blue Comet SPT Layzner (1985), Patlabor (1989), The Vision of Escaflowne (1996), The Big O (1999/2003), Overman King Gainer (2002), Zegapain (2007), Code Geass (2006/2008), Tiger & Bunny (2011), and Valvrave the Liberator (2013), and worked with Tsuburaya Productions to animate The Ultraman (1979).

Studios[edit]

TV animation[edit]

1970s[edit]

No. Title Year(s) Broadcast network(s) Studios Notes
1 Hazedon October 1972–March 1973 Fuji TV Studio 1
2 Zero Tester October 1973–December 1974 Fuji TV Studio 1
3 La Seine no Hoshi April 1975–December 1975 Fuji TV Studio 2
4 Brave Raideen April 1975–March 1976 TV Asahi Studio 1 In association with Tohokushinsha and Asahi Advertising)
5 Kum-Kum October 1975–March 1976 TBS Studio 1
6 Chōdenji Robo Combattler V April 1976–May 1977 TV Asahi Studio 1 In association with Toei Company
7 Dinosaur Expedition Born Free October 1976–March 1977 TV Asahi Studio 1 In association with Tsuburaya Productions
8 Robot Child Beeton October 1976–September 1977 TBS Studio 3
9 Chōdenji Machine Voltes V June 1977–March 1978 TV Asahi Studio 2 In association with Toei Company
10 Invincible Super Man Zambot 3 October 1977–March 1978 TV Asahi Studio 3
11 Majokko Tickle March 1978–January 1979 TV Asahi Studio 2 In association with Toei Company, Neomedia and Kaze Pro
12 Tōshō Daimos April 1978–January 1979 TV Asahi Studio 2 In association with Toei Company
13 Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 June 1978–March 1979 TV Asahi Studio 1
14 Cyborg 009 March 1979–March 1980 TV Asahi Studio 3 In association with Toei Company
15 Mirai Robo Daltanious March 1979-March 1980 TV Tokyo Studio 2 In association with Toei Company
16 Mobile Suit Gundam April 1979–January 1980 TV Asahi Studio 1
17 The Ultraman April 1979–March 1980 TBS Studio 4 In association with Tsuburaya Productions
18 Scientific Adventure Team Tansar 5' July 1979–March 1980 TV Tokyo Studio 5

1980s[edit]

No. Title Year(s) Broadcast network(s) Studios Notes
19 Invincible Robo Trider G7 February 1980–January 1981 TV Asahi Studio 2
20 Space Runaway Ideon May 1980–January 1981 TV Tokyo Studio 1
21 Strongest Robo Daiohja January 1981–January 1982 TV Asahi Studio 2
22 Fang of the Sun Dougram October 1981–March 1983 TV Tokyo Studio 1
23 Combat Mecha Xabungle February 1982–January 1983 TV Asahi Studio 2
24 Aura Battler Dunbine February 1983–January 1984 TV Asahi Studio 2
25 Armored Trooper Votoms April 1983–March 1984 TV Tokyo Studio 1
26 Round Vernian Vifam October 1983–September 1984 TBS Studio 3
27 Heavy Metal L-Gaim February 1984–February 1985 TV Asahi Studio 2
28 Giant Gorg April 1984–September 1984 TV Tokyo Studio 4
29 Panzer World Galient October 1984–March 1985 Nippon TV Studio 1
30 Choriki Robo Galatt October 1984–April 1985 TV Asahi Studio 3
31 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam March 1985–February 1986 TV Asahi Studio 2
32 Dirty Pair July 1985–December 1985 Nippon TV Studio 4
33 Blue Comet SPT Layzner October 1985–June 1986 Nippon TV Studio 3
34 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ March 1986–January 1987 TV Asahi Studio 2
35 Metal Armor Dragonar February 1987–January 1988 TV Asahi Studio 7
36 City Hunter April 1987–March 1988 Nippon TV Studio 3
37 Mister Ajikko October 1987–September 1989 TV Tokyo Studio 7
38 Mashin Hero Wataru April 1988–March 1989 Nippon TV Studio 7
39 Ronin Warriors April 1988–March 1989 TV Asahi Studio 2
40 City Hunter 2 April 1988–July 1989 Nippon TV Studio 3
41 Jushin Liger March 1989–January 1990 TV Asahi Studio 2
42 Madō King Granzort April 1989–March 1990 Nippon TV Studio 7
43 City Hunter 3 October 1989–January 1990 Nippon TV Studio 3
44 Mobile Police Patlabor October 1989–September 1990 Nippon TV Studio 1

1990s[edit]

No. Title Year(s) Broadcast network(s) Studios Notes
45 Brave Exkaiser February 1990–January 1991 TV Tokyo Studio 7
46 Mashin Hero Wataru 2 March 1990–March 1991 Nippon TV Studio 7
47 The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird February 1991–February 1992 TV Tokyo Studio 7
48 Future GPX Cyber Formula March 1991–December 1991 Nippon TV Studio 7
49 City Hunter '91 April 1991–October 1991 Nippon TV Studio 3
50 Armored Police Metal Jack April 1991–December 1991 Fuji TV Studio 7
51 Matchless Raijin-Oh April 1991–March 1992 Fuji TV Studio 5
52 Mama is a 4th Grader January 1992–December 1992 Nippon TV Studio 2
53 The Brave Fighter of Legend Da-Garn February 1992–January 1993 TV Tokyo Studio 7
54 Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger April 1992–February 1993 Fuji TV Studio 5
55 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam April 1992–March 1993 Fuji TV Studio 2
56 The Brave Express Might Gaine January 1993–January 1994 TV Tokyo Studio 7
57 Nekketsu Saikyō Go-Saurer March 1993–February 1994 Fuji TV Studio 5
58 Mobile Fighter G Gundam April 1993–March 1994 Fuji TV Studio 2
59 Iron Leaguer April 1993–March 1994 TV Tokyo Studio 3
60 Brave Police J-Decker February 1994–January 1995 TV Tokyo Studio 7
61 Haō Taikei Ryū Knight April 1994–March 1995 TV Tokyo Studio 1
62 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing April 1994–March 1995 Fuji TV Studio 1
63 The Brave of Gold Goldran February 1995–January 1996 TV Tokyo Studio 7
64 Wild Knights Gulkeeva April 1995–September 1995 TV Tokyo Studio 3
65 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team April 1995–June 1995 Fuji TV Studio 3
66 After War Gundam X July 1995–March 1996 Fuji TV Studio 1
67 Brave Command Dagwon February 1996–January 1997 TV Tokyo Studio 7
68 The Vision of Escaflowne April 1996–September 1996 TV Tokyo Studio 3
69 Turn A Gundam April 1996–March 1997 Fuji TV Studio 1
70 Ganbarist! Shun July 1996–March 1997 Nippon TV Studio 5
71 Raideen the Superior October 1996–June 1997 TV Tokyo Studio 8
72 The King of Braves GaoGaiGar February 1997–January 1998 TV Tokyo Studio 7
73 Ultra Mashin Hero Wataru October 1997–September 1998 TV Tokyo Studio 6
74 Outlaw Star January 1998–June 1998 TV Tokyo Studio 10
75 Round Vernian Vifam 13 March 1998–October 1998 TBS Studio 3
76 Sentimental Journey April 1998–July 1998 TV Tokyo Studio 6
77 Brain Powerd April 1998–November 1998 WOWOW Studio 1
78 DT Eightron April 1998–November 1998 Fuji TV Studio 5
79 Gasaraki October 1998–March 1999 TV Tokyo Studio 9
80 Cowboy Bebop October 1998–April 1999 WOWOW Studio 2
81 Crest of the Stars January 1999–March 1999 WOWOW Studio 5
82 Angel Links April 1999–June 1999 WOWOW Studio 10
83 Betterman April 1999–September 1999 TV Tokyo Studio 7
84 Seraphim Call October 1999–December 1999 TV Tokyo Studio 8
85 The Big O October 1999–January 2000 WOWOW Studio 6
86 Infinite Ryvius October 1999–March 2000 TV Tokyo Studio 9

2000s[edit]

No. Title Year(s) Broadcast network(s) Studios Notes
87 Mighty Cat Masked Niyandar February 2000–September 2001 TV Asahi Studio 8
88 Banner of the Stars April 2000–July 2000 WOWOW Studio 5
89 Dinozaurs: The Series July 2000–December 2000 Studio 10
90 Brigadoon: Marin & Melan July 2000–February 2001 WOWOW Studio 7
91 Argento Soma October 2000–March 2001 TV Tokyo Studio 9
92 Gear Fighter Dendoh October 2000–June 2001 TV Tokyo Studio 10
93 Inuyasha October 2000–September 2004 Nippon TV Studio 1
94 Z.O.E. Dolores,i April 2001–September 2001 TV Tokyo Studio 6
95 Banner of the Stars II July 2001–September 2001 WOWOW Studio 5
96 s-CRY-ed July 2001–December 2001 TV Tokyo Studio 4
97 Crush Gear October 2001–January 2004 TV Asahi Studio 10
98 Witch Hunter Robin July 2002–December 2002 TV Tokyo Studio 7
99 Overman King Gainer September 2002–March 2003 WOWOW Studio 4
100 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED October 2002–September 2003 TBS Studio 9
101 The Big O II January 2003–March 2003 WOWOW Studio 6
102 Machine Robo Rescue January 2003–January 2004 TV Tokyo Sunrise D.I.D
103 Tank Knights Fortress April 2003–March 2004 TV Tokyo Studio 8
104 Planetes October 2003–April 2004 NHK Studio 4
105 Superior Defender Gundam Force January 2004–December 2004 TV Tokyo Sunrise D.I.D
106 Kaiketsu Zorori February 2004–January 2007 TV Asahi Studio 5 In association with Ajia-do Animation Works
107 Sgt. Frog April 2004–April 2011 TV Tokyo Studio 6
108 My-HiME September 2004–March 2005 TV Tokyo Studio 8
109 Onmyō Taisenki September 2004–September 2005 TV Tokyo Studio 10
110 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny October 2004–October 2005 TBS Studio 3
111 Yakitate!! Japan October 2004–March 2006 TV Tokyo Studio 1
112 GaoGaiGar Final -Grand Glorious Gathering- April 2005–June 2005 TV Tokyo Studio 7
113 Cluster Edge October 2005–March 2006 TV Tokyo Studio 1
114 My-Otome October 2005–March 2006 TV Tokyo Studio 8
115 Zegapain April 2006–September 2006 TV Tokyo Studio 9
116 Gin Tama April 2006–March 2010 TV Tokyo Studio 5
117 intrigue in the Bakumatsu – Irohanihoheto October 2006–April 2007 Animax Studio 7
118 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion October 2006–July 2007 TBS Studio 4
119 Kekkaishi October 2006–February 2008 Nippon TV Studio 1
120 Dinosaur King February 2007–August 2008 TV Asahi Studio 10
121 Idolmaster: Xenoglossia April 2007–September 2007 AT-X Studio 8
122 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 October 2007–March 2008 TBS Studio 3
123 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 April 2008–September 2008 TBS Studio 4
124 Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Bashin September 2008–September 2009 TV Asahi Studio 9
125 Tales of the Abyss October 2008–March 2009 Tokyo MX Studio 1
126 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season October 2008–March 2009 TBS Studio 3
127 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space January 2009–June 2009 TV Tokyo Studio 8
128 Black God January 2009–June 2009 TV Asahi Studio 11
129 Battle Spirits: Shounen Gekiha Dan September 2009–September 2010 TV Asahi Studio 9
130 Inuyasha: The Final Act October 2009–March 2010 Nippon TV Studio 1

2010s[edit]

No. Title Year(s) Broadcast network(s) Studios Notes
131 SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors April 2010–March 2011 TV Tokyo Nerima Studio
132 Battle Spirits Brave September 2010–September 2011 TV Asahi Studio 9
133 Tiger & Bunny April 2011–September 2011 Tokyo MX Studio 6
134 Gintama' April 2011–March 2012 TV Tokyo Studio 5
135 Sacred Seven July 2011–September 2011 Tokyo MX Studio 7
136 Battle Spirits: Heroes September 2011–September 2012 TV Asahi Studio 9
137 Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere October 2011–December 2011 Tokyo MX Studio 8
138 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE October 2011–September 2012 TBS Studio 3 In association with Level-5
139 Phi Brain: Puzzle of God October 2011–March 2014 NHK Studio 10
140 Daily Lives of High School Boys January 2012–March 2012 TV Tokyo Studio 9
141 Natsuiro Kiseki April 2012–June 2012 TBS Studio 11
142 Accel World April 2012–September 2012 Tokyo MX Studio 8 In association with GENCO
143 Good Luck Girl! July 2012–September 2012 TV Tokyo Studio 9
144 Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere 2nd Season July 2012–September 2012 Tokyo MX Studio 8
145 Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes September 2012–September 2013 TV Asahi Studio 9
146 Gintama' Overtime October 2012–March 2013 TV Tokyo Studio 5
147 Aikatsu! October 2012–March 2016 TV Tokyo Studio 9 & Studio 5 Later animation provided by Bandai Namco Pictures
148 Love Live! School Idol Project January 2013–March 2013 Tokyo MX Studio 8
149 Valvrave the Liberator April 2013–December 2013 MBS/TBS Nerima Studio
150 Battle Spirits: Saikyou Ginga Ultimate Zero September 2013–September 2014 TV Asahi Studio 9
151 Gundam Build Fighters October 2013–March 2014 TV Tokyo Studio 3
152 Buddy Complex January 2014–March 2014 Tokyo MX Studio 8
153 KERORO March 2014–September 2014 Animax Studio 6
154 Love Live! 2nd Season April 2014–June 2014 Tokyo MX Studio 8
155 Mobile Suit Gundam-san July 2014–September 2014 Tokyo MX Studio 6
156 Tribe Cool Crew September 2014–October 2015 TV Asahi In association with Ajia-do Animation Works
157 Gundam Reconguista in G October 2014–March 2015 MBS/TBS Studio 1
158 Gundam Build Fighters Try October 2014–April 2015 TV Tokyo Studio 3
159 Cross Ange: Rondo of Angels and Dragons October 2014–March 2015 Tokyo MX Nerima Studio [8]
160 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans October 2015–March 2016 TBS Studio 3
161 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 April 2016–September 2016 TV Asahi
162 Love Live! Sunshine!! July 2016–September 2016 Tokyo MX Studio 8
163 Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: 2nd Season October 2016–March 2017 TBS Studio 3
164 Magic-kyun Renaissance October 2016-January 2017 Studio 8
165 Classicaloid October 2016–April 2017 NHK Studio 5 [9]
166 Love Live! Sunshine!! 2nd Season October 2017–December 2017 Tokyo MX Studio 8
167 Gundam Build Divers April 2018–September 2018
168 Double Decker! Doug & Kirill October 2018–December 2018
169 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin - Advent of the Red Comet April 2019–August 2019

2020s[edit]

No. Title Year(s) Broadcast network(s) Studios Notes
170 Wave, Listen to Me! April 2020–June 2020
171 King's Raid: Successors of the Will October 2020–March 2021
172 Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon October 2020–March 2021
173 Love Live! Nijigasaki High School Idol Club October 2020–December 2020
174 Scarlet Nexus July 2021–
175 Love Live! Superstar!! July 2021–
176 Kyōkai Senki October 2021–
177 Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon Part II October 2021–

Films[edit]

Title Year(s) Studios Notes
Mobile Suit Gundam (Movie) March 1981 Studio 4
Mobile Suit Gundam: Soldiers of Sorrow July 1981 Studio 4
Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space March 1982 Studio 3
The Ideon: Contact July 1982 Studio 3
The Ideon: Be invoked July 1982 Studio 3
Crusher Joe March 1983 Studio 4
Document Dougram July 1983 Studio 1
Choro-Q Dougram July 1983 Studio 1
Xabungle Graffiti July 1983 Studio 2
Arion March 1986 Studio 1
Bats & Terry March 1987 Studio 3
Dirty Pair: Project Eden March 1987 Studio 1
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack March 1988 Studio 2
The Five Star Stories March 1989 Studio 2
City Hunter: 357 Magnum June 1989 Studio 3
Mobile Suit SD Gundam's Counterattack July 1989 Studio 5
Gunhed July 1989
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 March 1991 Studio 2
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon August 1992 Studio 3
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Festival March 1993 Studio 3 & Studio 1
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz -Special Edition- August 1998 Studio 1
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team: Miller's Report August 1998 Studio 3
Firefighter! Daigo of Fire Company M July 1999 Studio 5
Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea June 2000 Animation Production: Bones
Pokémon 3: The Movie July 2000 CG assistance, Animation Production by: OLM, Inc.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie September 2001 Animation Production: Bones
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time December 2001 Studio 5
Turn A Gundam: Earth Light February 2002 Studio 1
Turn A Gundam: Moonlight Butterfly February 2002 Studio 1
Crush Gear: Kaizaban's Challenge July 2002 Studio 10
inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass December 2002 Studio 5
Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler December 2003 Studio 5
Steamboy August 2004 Nerima Studio
Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island December 2004 Studio 5
Keroro Gunsō the Super Movie March 2006 Studio 6
Kaiketsu Zorori: The Battle for the Mysterious Treasure March 2006 Studio 5 In association with Ajia-do Animation Works
Keroro Gunsō the Super Movie 2: The Deep Sea Princess March 2007 Studio 6
Chibi Kero: Secret of the Kero Ball!? March 2007 Studio 6
Keroro Gunso the Super Movie 3: Keroro vs. Keroro Great Sky Duel March 2008 Studio 6
Musha Kero: Debut! Sengoku Planet Ran Big Battle!! March 2008 Studio 6
Pailsen Files the Movie January 2009 Sunrise D.I.D
Keroro Gunso the Super Movie 4: Gekishin Dragon Warriors March 2009 Studio 6
Kero 0: Depart! Assembly of Everyone!! March 2009 Studio 6
Keroro Gunso the Super Movie: Creation! Ultimate Keroro, Wonder Space-Time Island February 2010 Studio 6
Chō Denei-ban SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors February 2010 Nerima Studio
Gintama: The Movie April 2010 Studio 5
King of Thorn May 2010 Nerima Studio
Colorful August 2010 Animation production by Ascension
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer September 2010 Studio 3
s-CRY-ed: Alteration TAO November 2011 Studio 4
Sacred Seven: Wings of Gingetsu January 2012 Studio 7
s-CRY-ed: Alteration QUAN March 2012 Studio 4
Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning September 2012 Studio 6
Nerawareta Gakuen November 2012 Studio 8
Zorori's Big Big Big Big Adventure! December 2012 Studio 5 In association with Ajia-do Animation Works
Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter: Be Forever Yorozuya July 2013 Studio 5
Short Peace July 2013 Nerima Studio Received an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Short Film for its segment Possessions (九十九)
Kaiketsu Zorori: Protect It! The Dinosaur Egg December 2013 Studio 5 In association with Ajia-do Animation Works
Tiger & Bunny: The Rising February 2014 Studio 6
Aikatsu! The Movie December 2014 Studio 5
Love Live! The School Idol Movie June 2015 Studio 8
Kaiketsu Zorori: Heroes of Space September 2015 Studio 5 In association with Ajia-do Animation Works
Accel World: Infinite Burst July 2016 Studio 8 In association with GENCO
Zegapain ADP October 2016 Studio 9
Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie Over The Rainbow January 4, 2019 Studio 8
City Hunter the Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes February 2019 Studio 1
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection February 2019
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash June 2021–
Orbital Era TBA

OVAs/ONAs[edit]

Title Year(s) Studios Notes
White Fang May 1982 Studio 1
Round Vernian Vifam: News from Kachua October 1984 Studio 3
Round Vernian Vifam: The Gathered 13 December 1984 Studio 3
Round Vernian Vifam: The Missing 12 February 1985 Studio 3
Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder August 1985 Studio 1
Round Vernian Vifam: Kate's Memory September 1985 Studio 3
Dirty Pair: Affair of Nolandia December 1985 Studio 1
Panzer World Galient: Chapter of Ground January 1986 Studio 1
Panzer World Galient: Chapter of Sky March 1986 Studio 1
Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle July 1986 Studio 4
Panzer World Galient: Chapter of Iron August 1986 Studio 4
Blue Comet SPT Layzner: Eiji 1996 August 1986 Studio 3
Blue Comet SPT Layzner: Le Caine 1999 September 1986 Studio 3
Blue Comet SPT Layzner: Engraved 2000 October 1986 Studio 3
Heavy Metal L-Gaim: Pentagona Window + Lady Gablae November 1986 Studio 2
Heavy Metal L-Gaim: Farewell My Lovely + Pentagona Dolls January 1987 Studio 2
Dirty Pair: From Lovely Angels with Love January 1987 Studio 4
DOUGRAM vs ROUND-FACER January 1987 Studio 1
Heavy Metal L-Gaim: Fullmetal Soldier March 1987 Studio 7
Dead Heat July 1987 Studio 2
Original Dirty Pair December 1987–April 1988 Studio 1
Armored Trooper Votoms: Roots of Ambition February 1988 Studio 7
New Story of Aura Battler DUNBinE February 1988–August 1988 Studio 1
Mobile Suit SD Gundam March 1988–August 1991 Studio 5 & Studio 3
Starship Troopers October 1988–December 1988 Studio 5
Armor Hunter Mellowlink November 1988–April 1989 Studio 1
Crusher Joe: The Ice Prison February 1989 Studio 1
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket March 1989–August 1989 Studio 5
Ronin Warriors Gaiden April 1989–June 1989 Studio 2
Crusher Joe: The Ultimate Weapon: Ash June 1989 Studio 1
Shin Mashin Hero Wataru August 1989–September 1989 Studio 7
Ronin Warriors: Legend of the inferno Armor October 1989–January 1990 Studio 2
Dirty Pair: Flight 005 Conspiracy January 1990 Studio 1
SD Gundam Gaiden March 1990–March 1991 Studio 5
Obatarian April 1990 Studio 3
City Hunter: Bay City Wars August 1990 Studio 3
City Hunter: Million Dollar Conspiracy August 1990 Studio 3
Madō King Granzort: The Final Magical Battle August 1990–September 1990 Studio 7
Patlabor: The New Files November 1990–April 1992 Studio 1
Mobile Suit SD Gundam Scramble March 1991–August 1991 Studio 5
Ronin Warriors MESSAGE March 1991–August 1991 Studio 2
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory May 1991–September 1992 Studio 3
Madō King Granzort: The Mado Stone March 1992–June 1992 Studio 7
Raijin-Oh FinAL September 1992–February 1993 Studio 5
Future GPX Cyber Formula 11 November 1992–June 1993 Studio 7
Mashin Hero Wataru: The Endless Story October 1993–February 1994 Studio 7
Dirty Pair Flash February 1994–April 1996 Studio 2 & Studio 5
Armored Trooper Votoms: Shining Heresy March 1994–December 1994 Studio 5
Future GPX Cyber Formula ZERO April 1994–February 1995 Studio 7
Ryū Knight: Adeu's Legend July 1994–May 1996 Studio 1
Iron Leaguer: Under of The Banner of Silver Light November 1994–April 1995 Studio 3
City Hunter: The Secret Service January 1996 Studio 3
The Silent Service March 1996–January 1998 Studio 3 (VOYAGE.01 (March 1996)) → Studio 9 (VOYAGE.02 & VOYAGE.03 (September 1997–January 1998))
Future GPX Cyber Formula EARLYDAYS RENEWAL April 1996–June 1996 Studio 7
Future GPX Cyber Formula SAGA August 1996–July 1997 Studio 10
City Hunter: Good-Bye My Sweetheart April 1997 Studio 6
Brave Command Dagwon: The Boy with Crystal Eyes October 1997–December 1997 Studio 7
GUNDAM Mission to the Rise August 1998 Sunrise D.I.D
Dinozaurs December 1998 Sunrise D.I.D
Future GPX Cyber Formula Sin December 1998–March 2000 Studio 10
Z-Mind February 1999–July 1999 Studio 8
City Hunter: Death of the Vicious Criminal Ryo Saeba April 1999 Studio 8
Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor April 1999–May 1999 Studio 1
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz May 1999–June 1999 Studio 1
Aesop World April 1999–December 1999 Studio 5
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final January 2000–March 2003 Studio 7
Passage of the Stars - Birth April 2000 Studio 5
Crest of the Stars: SPECIAL April 2000 Studio 5
G-Saviour December 2000 Sunrise D.I.D
ZOE: 2167 IDOLO March 2001 Studio 6
Afro-Dog June 2001 Sunrise D.I.D
Banner of the Stars: SPECIAL July 2001 Studio 5
Argento Soma: Alone and by myself February 2002 Studio 9
Kagero Kakun May 2003 In association with TMS Entertainment
Gundam Evolve September 2003–January 2007 Sunrise D.I.D
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED AFTER PHASE March 2004 Studio 9
Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO July 2004–April 2009 Sunrise D.I.D
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Special Edition August 2004–October 2004 Studio 9
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation May 2005–March 2006 Studio 7
Hotori - A Simple Wish for Joy August 2005 Nerima Studio
Banner of the Stars III August 2005–September 2005 Studio 5
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: FinAL PLUS December 2005 Studio 3
The Wings of Rean December 2005–August 2006 Nerima Studio
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny: Special Edition May 2006–January 2007 Studio 3
Cluster Edge Secret Episode September 2006 Studio 1
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer November 2006 Studio 3
My-Otome Zwei November 2006–August 2007 Studio 8
Freedom Project November 2006–May 2008 Nerima Studio
SOS! Tokyo Metro Explorers: The Next May 2007 Sunrise D.I.D
Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files October 2007–August 2008 Sunrise D.I.D
Code Geass: Black Rebellion February 2008 Studio 4
My-Otome 0~S.ifr~ February 2008–November 2008 Studio 8
Urusei Yatsura: The Obstacle Course Swim Meet December 2008 Studio 8
Code Geass: Zero Requiem July 2009 Studio 4
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special Edition October 2009–February 2010 Studio 3
Hipira: The Little Vampire December 2009 Nerima Studio
Black God: Tiger and Wings December 2009 Studio 11
My-HiME: The Black Dance January 2010 Studio 8
My-Otome: The Holy Maiden's Prayer March 2010 Studio 8
Armored Trooper Votoms: The Phantom Chapter March 2010–October 2010 Sunrise D.I.D
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn March 2010–June 2014 Studio 1
Model Suit Gunpla Builders Beginning G August 2010–December 2010 Sunrise D.I.D
Armored Trooper Votoms: Case;Irvine November 2010 Studio 8
Votoms Finder December 2010 Sunrise D.I.D
Armored Trooper Votoms: Alone Again January 2011 Sunrise D.I.D
Coicent February 2011 Nerima Studio
Five Numbers! April 2011 Nerima Studio
Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland July 2012 Studio 4
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled August 2012–February 2016 Studio 4
Accel World: Awakening of the Silver Wings October 2012 Studio 8
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team: Battle in Three Dimensions February 2013 Studio 3
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Memory of Eden July 2013 Studio 3 In association with Level-5
Buddy Complex: The Final Chapter September 2014 Studio 8
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin February 2015–November 2016
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt December 2015-June 2016
Gundam Build Fighters Try: Island Wars August 2016 Studio 3
Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis June 2017
Gundam Build Fighters: GM's Counterattack August 2017
Gundam Build Fighters: Battlogue August 2017
Isekai Izakaya ~Koto Aitheria no Izakaya Nobu~ April 2018–September 2018
SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden July 2019–
Gundam Build Divers Re:Rise October 2019–August 2020
Mashin Eiyūden Wataru: Seven-Souled Ryūjinmaru April 2020–
ArtisWitch May 2021

Non-Japanese productions[edit]

Video game animation work[edit]

Miscellaneous work[edit]

  • Pink Crows (did the animation and designs for this animated band and their music videos)[10][11]

International distribution[edit]

Most anime produced by Sunrise and Bandai and licensed by Bandai Visual in Japan was licensed and distributed in the United States by Bandai Entertainment and in Europe by Beez Entertainment, but both companies shut down in 2012 after Bandai Entertainment's restructuring. In North America, distributors such as Funimation, Viz Media, Sentai Filmworks, NIS America and Aniplex of America, as well as Sunrise USA, have licensed Sunrise properties. In Europe, Anime Limited and Manga Entertainment (in the UK) and Kazé (in France) have begun to distribute titles distributed by Beez and other unreleased Sunrise productions. In Australia, Sunrise productions are licensed and distributed by Madman Entertainment. At Anime Boston 2013, Sunrise confirmed that they would begin licensing anime in North America and were negotiating with Sentai, Funimation, and Viz to distribute their titles on DVD and Blu-ray.[12] Right Stuf agreed to distribute and re-release Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn on DVD in North America.[13] In 2014 the deal expanded, releasing the Gundam previously licensed by Bandai Entertainment (Mobile Suit Gundam, Turn A Gundam) and several works not released in North America (including Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) in 2015.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(株)サンライズのインターンシップ・会社概要 | マイナビ2022".
  2. ^ "Sunrise Official Site" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on January 5, 2006. Retrieved February 6, 2006.
  3. ^ "SUNRISE INTERNATIONAL Information". Retrieved February 6, 2006.
  4. ^ "SUNRISE INTERNATIONAL Information [Company Outline]". Sunrise-inc.co.jp. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Animage Editorial Staff (August 1987). "Arata na michi o mosakusuru orijinaru robotto anime no sōhonzan" 新たな道を模索するオリジナルロボットアニメの総本山 [The main office searches for a fresh original robot anime]. Animage (in Japanese). Vol. 110. pp. 60–65.
  6. ^ "Sunrise Launches "Yatate Bunko" Light Novel Imprint". Crunchyroll. September 15, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  7. ^ "ANNtv Inside Sunrise". Anime News Network. May 17, 2011. Retrieved June 5, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "2014年 10月 原画". wanpack. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "Sunrise Reveals Classicaloid Comedy TV Anime for 2016". Anime News Network. July 3, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/ArtofLostandCan/status/1257849364921401351
  11. ^ "Pink Crows (Lost music video animation; 1985) - the Lost Media Wiki".
  12. ^ "Funimation, Sentai in Talks Over Former Bandai Titles". Anime News Network. March 25, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  13. ^ "Right Stuf to Release Gundam UC on DVD". Anime News Network. May 14, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  14. ^ "Sunrise Partners with Right Stuf to Release Gundam Franchise Stateside". Anime News Network. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.

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