Ufotable

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Ufotable, Inc.
Native name
ユーフォーテーブル有限会社
Yūfōtēburu yūgen-gaisha
Yūgen-gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedOctober 2000
HeadquartersNakano, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Key people
Matsuri Ouse, President
Number of employees
200 (as of July 2016)
SubsidiariesUfotable Tokushima (2009–present)[1]
Websitewww.ufotable.com

Ufotable, Inc. (Japanese: ユーフォーテーブル有限会社, Hepburn: Yūfōtēburu yūgen-gaisha) is a Japanese animation studio founded in October 2000 by former TMS Entertainment staff through its subsidiary Telecom Animation Film and located in Nakano, Tokyo Prefecture. A unique hallmark seen in many of their works (Ninja Nonsense, Futakoi Alternative, Coyote Ragtime Show, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!, Tales of Symphonia, The Garden of Sinners) is a claymation sequence.

In March 2019, it was reported that Ufotable has been under investigation for tax evasion.[2] In April 2019, it was reported that Ufotable owed ¥400 million in taxes and was suspected of misappropriating funds from a charity auction for the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake survivors. No charges have filed against company founder and president Hikaru Kondo and Ufotable as of April 15, 2019.[3]

Productions[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Weiß Kreuz Glühen Hitoyuki Matsui November 28, 2002 February 20, 2003 13 Sequel to Weiß Kreuz, produced by Magic Bus. [4]
Dokkoida?! Hitoyuki Matsui
Takuya Nonaka
July 5, 2003 September 20, 2003 12 Adaptation of the light novel series by Taro Achi. [4]
Ninja Nonsense Hitoyuki Matsui July 8, 2004 September 23, 2004 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Ryoichi Koga. [4]
Futakoi Alternative Takayuki Hirao April 7, 2005 June 30, 2005 13 Original work.
Co-production with Feel. and Studio Flag.
[4]
Coyote Ragtime Show Takuya Nonaka July 3, 2006 September 20, 2006 12 Original work. [4]
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Team Manabibeya January 8, 2007 March 26, 2007 12 Original work. [4]
Fate/Zero Ei Aoki October 1, 2011 June 23, 2012 25 Adaptation of the light novel series by Gen Urobuchi. [4]
The Garden of Sinners Various July 6, 2013 September 28, 2013 13 TV adaptation of the first four and seventh The Garden of Sinners films. [5]
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Takahiro Miura October 4, 2014 June 27, 2015 25 Based on a visual novel by Type-Moon.
Sequel to Fate/Zero.
[4]
God Eater Takayuki Hirao July 12, 2015 March 26, 2016 13 Based on a video game by Bandai Namco. [4]
Tales of Zestiria the X Haruo Sotozaki July 3, 2016 April 29, 2017 26 Based on a video game by Bandai Namco. [6]
Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu Toshiyuki Shirai July 1, 2017 September 23, 2017 13 Based on a browser video game by Nitroplus. [7]
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Haruo Sotozaki April 6, 2019 TBA 26 Adaptation of the manga series by Koyoharu Gotōge. [8]
Girls' Work TBA TBA TBA TBA Original work.
Co-production with Type-Moon.
[9]

OVAs/ONAs[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Tristia of the Deep-Blue Sea Hitoyuki Matsui April 23, 2004 April 23, 2004 2 Based on a visual novel by Kogado Studio. [4]
Tales of Symphonia The Animation: Sylvarant Episode Haruo Sotozaki June 8, 2007 December 21, 2007 4 Based on a video game by Bandai Namco. [4]
Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! Team Manabibeya October 10, 2007 October 10, 2007 1 A special episode of Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!. [4]
God Eater Prologue Takayuki Hirao September 28, 2009 September 28, 2009 1 Serves as prequel to God Eater. [10]
Toriko Mitsuru Obunai October 12, 2009 October 12, 2009 1 Based on a manga series by Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro. [4]
Yawarakame N/A December 1, 2009 May 25, 2010 26 Original work. [11]
Tales of Symphonia: The Animation Tethe'alla Episode Haruo Sotozaki March 25, 2010 February 25, 2011 4 Sequel to Tales of Symphonia The Animation: Sylvarant Episode. [4]
Yuri Seijin Naoko-san Tetsuya Takeuchi December 18, 2010 February 15, 2012 2 Based on a manga by Kashmir. [4]
The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue Hikaru Kondo February 2, 2011 February 2, 2011 1 Serves as an epilogue to The Garden of Sinners film series. [4]
Tales of Symphonia: The Animation The United World Episode Haruo Sotozaki November 23, 2011 October 23, 2012 3 Sequel to Tales of Symphonia: The Animation Tethe'alla Episode. [4]
Minori Scramble! Takuya Nonaka February 15, 2012 February 15, 2012 1 Adaptation of the manga series by Mikage Chihaya. [4]
Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack Takayuki Hirao February 15, 2012 February 15, 2012 1 Based on a manga by Junji Ito. [12]
Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works - sunny day Takahiro Miura October 7, 2015 October 7, 2015 1 An alternate ending to Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade. [4]
Fate/Grand Order x Himuro no Tenchi: 7-nin no Saikyō Ijin-hen Takahiro Miura December 31, 2017 December 31, 2017 1 Based on a manga series by Eiichirō Mashin. [13]
Today's Menu for the Emiya Family Takahiro Miura
Tetsuto Satou
January 25, 2018 January 1, 2019 13 Adaptation of the manga series by TAa. [14]

Films[edit]

Title Director(s) Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
The Garden of Sinners: Overlooking View Ei Aoki December 1, 2007 Adaptation of the light novel series by Kinoko Nasu. [15]
The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder – Part 1 Takuya Nonaka December 29, 2007 The 2nd film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
The Garden of Sinners: Remaining Sense of Pain Mitsuru Obunai February 9, 2008 The 3rd film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
The Garden of Sinners: The Hollow Shrine Teiichi Takiguchi May 24, 2008 The 4th film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Spiral Takayuki Hirao August 16, 2008 The 5th film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
The Garden of Sinners: Oblivion Recording Takahiro Miura December 20, 2008 The 6th film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder – Part 2 Shinsuke Takizawa August 8, 2009 The 7th film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
Sakura no Ondo Takayuki Hirao October 29, 2011 Original Work. [4]
The Garden of Sinners: Future Gospel Tomonori Sudō September 28, 2013 The 8th and final film in The Garden of Sinners film series. [15]
Majocco Shimai no Yoyo to Nene Takayuki Hirao December 28, 2013 Based on a manga by Hirarin. [4]
Tales of Zestiria: Dawn of the Shepherd Haruo Sotozaki December 30, 2014 Based on a video game by Bandai Namco. [16]
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower Tomonori Sudō October 14, 2017 Based on a visual novel by Type-Moon. [17]
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. lost butterfly Tomonori Sudō January 12, 2019 The 2nd film in Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film series. [17]
Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna Haruo Sotozaki March 29, 2019 Compilation of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba first five episodes. [18]
Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel III. spring song Tomonori Sudō Q2 2020 The 3rd and final film in Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel film series. [17]
Untitled Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu film TBA TBA Related to Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu. [19]

Video games[edit]

Title Publisher Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
Gods Eater Burst Bandai Namco October 28, 2010 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [4]
Black Rock Shooter: The Game Imageepoch August 25, 2011 Opening animation. [4]
Tales of Xillia Bandai Namco September 8, 2011 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [4]
Tales of Xillia 2 Bandai Namco November 1, 2012 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [4]
Fate/stay night [Réalta Nua] Kadokawa Games November 29, 2012 Opening animation. [4]
Summon Night 5 Bandai Namco May 16, 2013 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [4]
God Eater 2 Bandai Namco November 14, 2013 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [4]
Natural Doctrine Kadokawa Games April 3, 2014 Character designs. [20]
Fate/hollow ataraxia Type-Moon November 27, 2014 Opening animation. [21]
Tales of Zestiria Bandai Namco January 22, 2015 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [4]
God Eater 2: Rage Burst Bandai Namco February 19, 2015 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [22]
Tales of Berseria Bandai Namco August 18, 2016 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [23]
God Eater Online Bandai Namco February 15, 2017 Opening animation. [24]
God Eater Resonant Ops Bandai Namco April 4, 2018 Opening animation. [25]
God Eater 3 Bandai Namco December 13, 2018 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [26]
Code Vein Bandai Namco September 27, 2019 Opening animation. [27]
Tales of Arise Bandai Namco 2020 Opening animation/Cutscenes. [28]

References[edit]

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  18. ^ "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime's New Videos Reveal Theatrical Debut Before TV Airing". Anime News Network. February 15, 2019. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  19. ^ "Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu Anime Launches Film Project". Anime News Network. September 24, 2017. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "Patapon Director Is Making PS4 Strategy RPG Natural Doctrine, ufotable Characters". Siliconera. September 24, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  21. ^ "Ufotable Opening Previewed in Latest "Fate/hollow ataraxia" PS Vita Port Promo". Crunchyroll. October 17, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  22. ^ "Watch The God Eater 2: Rage Burst Opening Movie". Siliconera. January 1, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
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  25. ^ "God Eater: Resonant Ops Shows Off Its Intense Opening Movie". Siliconera. March 25, 2018. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
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