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Industry Animated films, Animated television shows
Successor Studio Ghibli
Founded 1971
Founder Toru Hara
Defunct June 15, 1986
Headquarters Japan
Products Anime, animated feature films, Television animated series

Topcraft (トップクラフト, also written "Top Craft") was a Japanese anime studio established in 1971 by former Toei Animation producer Toru Hara. It was famous for doing animation for hand-drawn animation titles by Rankin/Bass and for the production of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind film. The studio went bankrupt and dissolved in June 15, 1986, allowing Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata to buy the studio and change its name to Studio Ghibli. Many Topcraft animators later joined Ghibli or went to work for other anime studios, thus making this studio the birth studio and start of Studio Ghibli.



Co-production and cooperative works[edit]

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(with Rankin/Bass)

(with other Studios)

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