Toei Animation

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Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
東映アニメーション株式会社
Public kabushiki gaisha
Traded as JASDAQ4816
Industry Animation studio and production enterprise
Founded January 23, 1956; 60 years ago (1956-01-23)
Headquarters 2-10-5 Higashi Ohizumi, Nerima, Tokyo 178-8567, Japan
Key people
Kozo Morishita
(Chairman)
Katsuhiro Takagi
(President)
Increase US$ 29.911 million[1]
Owner Toei Company (32%)
TV Asahi (14.29%)
Fuji Television (7.14%)
Bandai Namco Holdings (2.00%)
Sony (1.86%)
Subsidiaries Tavac
Toei Animation Music Publishing
Toei Animation Philippines
Toei Animation Europe
Website www.toei-anim.co.jp

Toei Animation Co., Ltd. (東映アニメーション株式会社 Tōei Animēshon Kabushiki-gaisha?) (pronounced toe ay) is a Japanese animation studio primarily owned by the Toei Company.

History[edit]

The studio was founded in 1948 as Japan Animated Films (日本動画映画 Nihon Dōga Eiga?, often shortened to 日動映画 (Nichidō Eiga)). In 1956, Toei purchased the studio and it was reincorporated under its current name. It has created a number of TV series and movies and adapted Japanese comics as animated series, many popular worldwide. Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Leiji Matsumoto and Yoichi Kotabe have worked with the company. Toei is a shareholder in the Japanese anime satellite television network Animax with other anime studios and production companies, such as Sunrise, TMS Entertainment and Nihon Ad Systems Inc.[2][3][4] The company is headquartered in the Ohizumi Studio in Nerima, Tokyo.[1]

Until 1998, Toei Animation was known as Toei Doga (東映動画株式会社 Tōei Dōga Kabushiki-gaisha?) (although its English-language name was Toei Animation Company); "dōga" is Japanese for "animation", widely used until the 1970s. Their mascot is the cat Pero, from the company's 1969 film adaptation of Puss in Boots.

Toei Animation produced anime versions of works by manga artists, including Go Nagai (Mazinger Z), Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009), Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro (Toriko), Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk), Mitsuteru Yokoyama (Sally the Witch), Masami Kurumada (Saint Seiya), Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump), Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999), and Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon). The studio helped propel the popularity of the Magical Girl and Super Robot genres of anime; Toei's TV series include the first magical-girl anime series, Mahoutsukai Sally (an adaptation of Mitsuteru Yokoyama's manga of the same name), and Go Nagai's Mazinger Z, an adaptation of his manga which set the standard for Super Robot anime. Although the Toei Company usually allows Toei Animation to handle its animation, they occasionally hire other companies to provide animation; although the Toei Company produced the Robot Romance Trilogy, Sunrise (then known as Nippon Sunrise) provided the animation.

Toei Animation anime which have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award are Galaxy Express 999 in 1981, Saint Seiya in 1987 and Sailor Moon in 1992. In addition to producing anime for release in Japan, Toei Animation began providing animation for American films and television series during the 1960s and particularly during the 1980s.

TV series[edit]

1960s
Program Series Years
Arabian Nights: Sinbad no Bouken
Tanoshii Bunmeishi:Tetsu Monogatari
Ookami Shonen Ken (Ken, the Wolf Boy) 1963–1965
Shonen Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru (Fujimaru of the Wind, the Boy Ninja) 1964–1965
Uchuu Patrol Hopper (Space Patrol Hopper, also known as Patrol Hopper: Uchuukko Jun (Space Girl Jun)) February-November 1965
Hustle Punch 1965–1966
Rainbow Sentai Robin 1966–1967
Kaizoku Ouji (The Prince of Pirates or Pirate Prince) May-November 1966
Mahōtsukai Sarii (Sally, the Witch) 1966–1968
Mahoutsukai Sally 2nd 1989–1991
Pyunpyunmaru July-September 1967
GeGeGe no Kitaro original 1968–1969
GeGeGe no Kitaro 2nd 1971–1972
GeGeGe no Kitaro 3rd 1985–1988
GeGeGe no Kitaro 4th 1996–1998
GeGeGe no Kitaro 5th 2007–2009
Hakaba Kitaro Shigeru Mizuki adaptation January-March 2008
Cyborg 009 original April-September 1968
Cyborg 009 color remake 1979–1980 (Sunrise co-production)
Akane-chan April-September 1968
Himitsu no Akko-chan (Akko-chan's Secret) 1st 1969–1970
Himitsu no Akko-chan 2nd 1988–1989
Himitsu no Akko-chan 3rd (The Magic Mirror) 1998–1999
Sabu to Ichi Torimono Hikae (Sabu and Ichi's Detective Stories or Sabu and Ichi's Arrest Warrant) 1968-1969 (co-production with Mushi Productions and Zero Studio)
Mōretsu Atarō 1st 1969–1970
Mōretsu Atarō 2nd April-December 1990
Tiger Mask series
Tiger Mask 1969–1971
Tiger Mask II 1981-1982
Tiger Mask W 2016-present
1970s
Program Series Years
Kick no Oni (The Kick Demon) 1970–1971
Mahou no Mako-chan (Mako-chan's Magic or Magical Mako-chan 1970–1971
Sarutobi Ecchan 1971–1972
Apacchi Yakyuugun (Apacchi Baseball Team) 1971–1972
Genshi Shonen Ryu 1971–1972
Mahou Tsukai Chappy April-December 1972
Calimero 1972–1975
Calimero 1990s series 1992–1993
Devilman original TV series 1972–1973
Mazinger series Mazinger Z 1972–1974 (Tranzor Z in the US)
Great Mazinger 1974–1975
Heidi, Girl of the Alps 1974 (World Masterpiece Theater)
UFO Robo Grendizer 1975–1977
Babel Ni-Sei (Babel II) January-September 1973
Microid S April-October 1973
Miracle Shoujo Limit-chan (Cybernella in Italy) 1973–1974
Dororon Enma-kun 1973–1974
Cutey Honey original series 1973–1974
Cutey Honey Flash 1997–1998
Majokko Megu-chan (Witch Girl Meg, Bia) 1974–1975
Getter Robo series original 1974–1975
Getter Robo G 1975–1976
Getter Robo Go 1991–1992
Shounen Tokugawa Ieyasu (Young Ieyasu Tokugawa) April-September 1975
Koutetsu Jiigu (Steel Jeeg) 1975–1976
Ikkyū-san (Master Ikkyū) 1975–1982
Daikuu Maryuu Gaiking 1976–1977
Gaiking: Legend of Daiku-Maryu 2005–2006
Dash Machine Hayabusa April-September 1976
Magne Robo Gakeen (Magnetic Robot Gakeen) 1976–1977
Candy Candy 1976–1979
Jetter Mars February-September 1977
Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace (Planetary Robot Danguard Ace) 1977–1978
Hyouga Senshi Guyslugger April-August 1977
Chojin Sentai Balatack 1977–1978
Arrow Emblem Hawk of the Grand Prix 1977–1978 (released in the US and elsewhere as a compilation, Super Grand Prix)
Tobidase! Machine Hiryū (Fly High! Machine Hiryū) 1977–1978
Gekisō! Ruben Kaiser 1977–1978
Captain Harlock (Uchū kaizoku Captain Harlock) 1978–1979
Captain Harlock Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX (Waga seishun no Arcadia—Mugen kidō SSX) 1982–1983
SF Saiyuki Starzinger (Sci-Fi Journey to the West: Starzinger; Spaceketeers on Force Five) 1978–1979
Uchū Majin Daikengo (Space Guardian Daikengo) 1978–1979
Galaxy Express 999 (Ginga Tetsudou 999) original TV series 1978–1981
Captain Future 1978–1979
Eiko no Tenshitachi: Pink Lady Monogatari (Glorious Angels: The Story of Pink Lady) 1978–1979
Hana no Ko Lunlun 1979–1980 (a.k.a. Angel)
Mirai Robo Daltanias (Future Robot Daltanius) 1979–1980
Entaku no Kishi Monogatari: Moero Arthur (Go Arthur: Story of the Knights of the Round Table 1979–1980
Moero Arthur: Hakuba Ouji (Go Arthur: The White Horse Prince) April-September 1980
1980s
Program Series Years
Mahō Shōjo Lalabel (Lalabel, The Magical Girl) 1980–1981
Ganbare Genki (Do Your Best, Genki) 1980–1981
Uchū Daitei God Sigma 1980–1981
Hello! Sandybell March-September 1981 (a.k.a. Sandy Jonquille)
Little Women (Wakakusa Monogatari yori Wakakusa no Yon Shimai) April-September 1981
Beast King GoLion (Lion Voltron) 1981–1982
Dr. Slump and Arale-chan 1981–1986
Dr. Slump 2nd series 1997–1999
Shin Taketori Monogatari: Sen Nen Jo Ou (Queen Millennia) 1981–1982
Tiger Mask II Tiger Mask Ni-Sei (Tiger Mask Second Generation) 1981–1982
Honey Honey no Suteki na Bouken (Honey Honey) 1981–1982
Asari-chan 1982–1983
Boku Patalliro! 1982–1983
Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (Vehicle Voltron) 1982–1983
The Kabocha Wine (The Pumpkin Wine) 1982–1984
Ai Shite Knight (or Night) 1983–1984 (a.k.a. Kiss Me Licia, Embrasse-moi Lucile, Rock & Roll Kids)
Kinnikuman 1983–1986
Tatakae!! Ramenman (Fight, Ramenman!!) Kinnikuman spinoff January–September 1988
Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Throne 1991–1992
Kinnikuman Nisei (Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy) January-December 2002
Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle Japanese broadcast of American second season April-June 2004
Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle 2 additional US-produced episodes January-March 2006
Stop! Hibari-kun 1983–1984
Lightspeed Electroid Albegas 1983–1984
Bemu Bemu Hunter: Gotengu Tenmaru May-October 1983
Yume Senshi Wingman (Dream Warrior Wingman) 1984–1985
Tongari Boushi no Memoru (US title Wee Wendy) March-September 1984
Video Warrior Laserion 1984–1985
GU-GU Ganmo 1984–1985
Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) 1984–1987
Hokuto no Ken 2 1987–1988
Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years 1985–1986
Hāi! Step Jun (Yeah! Step Jun) 1985–1986
Compora Kid June-December 1985
Maple Town Monogatari (Maple Town Stories) 1986–1987 (broadcast in the US on Nickelodeon as Maple Town)
Shin Maple Town Monogatari: Palm Town Hen (New Maple Town Stories: Palm Town Saga) January-December 1987
Dragon Ball series
Dragon Ball 1986–1989
Dragon Ball Z 1989–1996
Dragon Ball GT 1996–1997
Dragon Ball Kai (remastered version of Dragon Ball Z) 2009–2011, 2014-2015
Dragon Ball Super 2015–present
Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (Silver Fang: Meteor Gin) April-September 1986
Gou Q [Goukyuu] Chouji Ikkiman (Fastball Superboy Ikkiman) April-November 1986
Saint Seiya (Knights of the Zodiac) 1986–1989
Saint Seiya Omega 2012–2014
Bikkuriman series
Bikkuriman 1987–1989
Shin (New) Bikkuriman 1989–1990
Super Bikkuriman 1992–1993
Happy Lucky Bikkuriman 2006–2007
Transformers series
Transformers: The Headmasters 1987-1988
Transformers: Super-God Masterforce 1988-1989
Transformers: Victory March-December 1989
Kamen no Ninja Aka Kage (Masked Ninja Red Shadow) 1987–1988
Lady Lady!! 1987–1988
Hello! Lady Lynn 2nd season of Lady Lady!! 1988–1989
Sakigake!! Otokojuku (Charge!! Men's Cram School) February-November 1988
Akuma-kun 1989–1990
Kariage-kun 1989–1990
1990s
Program Series Years
Magical Tarurūto-kun 1990–1992
Goldfish Warning! (Kingyo Chūihō!) 1991–1992
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (Dai's Great Adventure) 1991–1992
Sailor Moon
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon 1992–1993
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon R 1993–1994
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S 1994–1995
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon SuperS 1995–1996
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Sailor Stars 1996–1997
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Crystal 2014–2016
Ghost Sweeper Mikami 1993–1994
Slam Dunk 1993–1996
Aoki Densetsu (Blue Legend) Shoot! 1993–1994
Marmalade Boy 1994–1995
Shinken Densetsu Tight Road October-December 1994
Kuusou Kagaku Sekai (Fantastic Science World) Gulliver Boy January-December 1995
Sekai Meisaku Dōwa Series: Wow! Marchen Oukoku (Kingdom) April-September 1995
Gokinjo Monogatari (Neighborhood Story) 1995–1996
Hell Teacher Nūbē 1996–1997
Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) 1996–1997
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo (Young Kindaichi's Casebook; see Kindaichi Case Files) 1997–2000
Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns April-September 2014
Azumi: Mamma Mia! July-October 1997
Yume no Crayon Oukoku 1997–1999
Hanitarou Desu (It's Hanitarou) 1997–1998
Haruba-ke no San nin me January-March 1998
Anime Shūkan DX! Mii-Pha-Pū (featuring "Kocchi Muite! Miiko", "Fan Fan Pharmacy" and "Heli-tako Pūchan") 1998–1999
Yu-Gi-Oh! April-October 1998
Mamotte Shugogetten 1998–1999
One Piece 1999–present
Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne (Phantom Thief Jeanne) 1999–2000
Ojamajo Doremi series 1999–2000
Ojamajo Doremi # (Sharp) 2000–2001
Motto! Ojamajo Doremi 2001–2002
Ojamajo Doremi Dokkaan 2002–2003
Ojamajo Doremi Na-I-Sho June-December 2004
Digimon series
Digimon Adventure 1999–2000
Digimon Adventure 02 2000–2001
Digimon Tamers 2001–2002
Digimon Frontier 2002–2003
Digimon Savers (a.k.a. Digimon: Data Squad) 2006–2007
Digimon Xros Wars (a.k.a. Digimon Fusion) 2010–2012
Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters 2016–present

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

TV movies and specials[edit]

  • Captain Future Kareinaru Taiyoukei Race (1978)
  • Les Misérables (Jean Valjean Monogatari) (1979)
  • Yamato: The New Voyage (1979)
  • Galaxy Express 999: Can You Live Like A Warrior (1979)
  • Yami no Teiō: Kyūketsuki Dracula (Dracula: The Vampire Emperor of Darkness, dubbed into English as Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned; based on the American comic book The Tomb of Dracula) (TV movie; 1980) (Co-production with Marvel Comics)
  • Galaxy Express 999: Emeraldes the Eternal Wanderer (1980)
  • Arano no Sakebi Koe: Howl, Buck (1981)
  • Hashire Melos! (1981)
  • Galaxy Express 999: Can You Love Like a Mother' (1981)
  • Adrift in the Pacific (Two Years Holiday) (1982)
  • Kinnikuman: Showdown! The 7 Justice Supermen vs. The Space Samurais (1984)
  • Dragon Ball: Goku's Fire Brigade (Doragon Bōru: Gokū no shōbō tai) (1988)
  • Dragon Ball: Goku's Traffic Safety ("Doragon Bōru: Gokū no kōtsū anzen) (1988)
  • Sword For Truth (1990) (Co-production with Promise, Ginga Production and Studio Hapii)
  • Dragon Ball Z: A Lonesome, Final Battle - The Father of Z Warrior Son Goku, who Challenged Freeza (Doragon Bōru Zetto Tatta Hitori no Saishū Kessen ~Furīza ni Idonda Zetto-senshi Son Gokū no Chichi, released in the US standalone as "Bardock: The Father of Goku") (1990)
  • Sally the Witch: Mother's Love is Eternal (1991)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Summer Vacation Special (1992)
  • Dragon Ball Z: Defiance in the Face of Despair!! The Remaining Super-Warriors: Gohan and Trunks (Doragon Bōru Zetto Zetsubō e no Hankō!! Nokosareta Chō-Senshi•Gohan to Torankusu, released in the US standalone as "The History of Trunks") (1993)
  • Looking Back at it All: The Dragon Ball Z Year-End Show! (1993)
  • Sailor Moon SuperS TV special (1995)
  • Dragon Ball GT: Goku's Side Story! Si Xing Qiu is a Testament to Courage (Doragon Bōru Jī Tī: Gokū Gaiden! Yūki no Akashi wa Sūshinchū, released in the US standalone as "A Hero's Legacy") (1997)
  • One Piece TV Special: Adventure in the Ocean's Navel (2000)
  • One Piece: Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father's Huge, HUGE Dream! (2003)
  • One Piece: Protect! The Last Great Stage (2003)
  • One Piece: End-of-Year Special Plan! Chief Straw Hat Luffy's Detective Story (2005)
  • One Piece: Chopperman Departs! Protect the TV Station by the Shore (New Year's Special) (2007)
  • One Piece: Episode of Nami - Tears of a Navigator, and the Bonds of Friends (2012)
  • Dream 9 Toriko & One Piece & Dragon Ball Z Super Collaboration Special!! (2013)

Theatrical films[edit]

CGI films[edit]

Original video animation (OVA) & original net animation (ONA)[edit]

Video game animation work[edit]

Video game development work[edit]

  • Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star Series)
    • Hokuto no Ken (1986)
    • Hokuto No Ken 2: Seikimatsu Kyuuseishu Densetsu (1987)
    • Hokuto no Ken 3: Shinseiki Souzou Seiken Retsuden (1989)
    • Hokuto no Ken: Seizetsu Juuban Shoubu (Fist of the North Star: 10 Big Brawls for the King of Universe) (1989)
    • Hokuto no Ken 4: Shichisei Hakenden: Hokuto Shinken no Kanata e (1991)
    • Hokuto no Ken 5: Tenma Ryuuseiden Ai Zesshou (1992)
    • Hokuto no Ken 6: Gekitou Denshouken - Haou heno Michi (1992)
    • Hokuto no Ken 7: Seiken Retsuden - Denshousha heno Michi (1993)
  • Baltron (1986)
  • Puss In Boots: An Adventure Around the World in 80 Days (Nagagutsu o Haita Neko: Sekai Isshū 80 Nichi Dai Bōken) (1986)
  • SWAT: Special Weapons and Tactics (1987)
  • Kamen no Ninja: Akakage (Game) (1988)
  • Fighting Road (1988)
  • Sukeban Deka III (1988)
  • Mr. Gold Tooyama no Kinsan Space Chou (1988)
  • Shin Satomi Hakkenden: Hikari to Yami no Tatakai (1989)
  • Mottomo Abunai Deka (1990)
  • Volley Fire (1990)
  • Bloody Warriors: Shango no Gyakushuu (1990)
  • Scotland Yard (1990)
  • Final Reverse (1991)
  • Shikinjou (Famicom and Game Boy versions) (1991)
  • Raiden Trad (1991)
  • Koede Asobu: Heart Catch PreCure! (2010)
  • Enka no Pandemica (2014)

Dubbing productions[edit]

Animated productions done by foreign studios, dubbed in Japanese by the studio.

Outsourced and foreign production work[edit]

The following is a list of TV shows, movies and specials that were designed and developed at American companies such as Sunbow, Marvel, Hanna-Barbera, DiC, Rankin/Bass, etc. The in-between animation was commissioned from Toei Animation on the behalf of these companies and thus copyright of these shows never belonged to Toei. One exception, Voltron, which was based on a Toei original series, was commissioned by World Events Productions to own the dub to the existing episodes as well as to retain ownership of the new exclusive American episodes and the Fleet of Doom special. A similar thing occurred in regards to Kinikkuman Nisei when new episodes were produced for its American equivalent; Ultimate Muscle, in which those episodes are owned currently by 4Licensing Corporation (formerly known as 4Kids Entertainment). At other times, Toei would also outsource itself to fellow Japanese studios to aid in their productions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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