White Fox

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White Fox Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社WHITE FOX
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
PredecessorOLM TEAM IWASA
FoundedApril 2007; 15 years ago (2007-04)
FounderGaku Iwasa
Headquarters
Igusa, Suginami, Tokyo
,
Japan
Key people
Gaku Iwasa (CEO)
Total equity¥ 3,000,000
Number of employees
46 (White Fox)
23 (Izukōgen)
Divisions
  • White Fox Tokyo Studio
  • White Fox Izukōgen Studio
SubsidiariesStudio Bind
Website(Official)(Izukōgen)

White Fox Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社WHITE FOX, Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Howaito Fokkusu), is a Japanese animation studio founded in April 2007 by Gaku Iwasa. The studio's most successful productions include adaptations of Steins;Gate, and Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World.

History[edit]

The studio was founded in April 2007 by Gaku Iwasa[1] and other former staff members of OLM's Team Iwasa, which Iwasa lead.[2] Their first production was the anime series Tears to Tiara. Since then, White Fox has animated shows like Steins;Gate and Re:Zero.

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Episodes Note(s) Ref(s)
Tears to Tiara Tomoki Kobayashi April 6, 2009 September 28, 2009 26 Based on an adult tactical role-playing game by Leaf. [3]
Katanagatari Keitaro Motonaga January 26, 2010 December 11, 2010 12 Adaptation of a light novel series by Nisio Isin. [4]
Steins;Gate Hiroshi Hamasaki
Takuya Satō
April 6, 2011 September 14, 2011 24 Based on a visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus. [5]
Jormungand Keitaro Motonaga April 10, 2012 June 26, 2012 12 Adaptation of a manga series by Keitaro Takahashi. [6]
Jormungand: Perfect Order Keitaro Motonaga October 10, 2012 December 26, 2012 12 Sequel to Jormungand. [7]
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! Naoto Hosoda April 4, 2013 June 27, 2013 13 Adaptation of a light novel series by Satoshi Wagahara. [8]
SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation Kenichi Kawamura January 6, 2014 March 24, 2014 12 Based on a video game character by Nitroplus. [9]
Is the Order a Rabbit? Hiroyuki Hashimoto April 10, 2014 June 26, 2014 12 Adaptation of a manga series by Koi. [10]
Akame ga Kill! Tomoki Kobayashi July 7, 2014 December 15, 2014 24 Adaptation of a manga series by Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro. [11]
Utawarerumono: The False Faces Keitaro Motonaga October 3, 2015 March 26, 2016 25 Based on a tactical role-playing game by Leaf. [12]
Is the Order a Rabbit?? Hiroyuki Hashimoto October 10, 2015 December 26, 2015 12 Sequel to Is the Order a Rabbit?. Co-animated with Kinema Citrus. [13]
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World Masaharu Watanabe April 4, 2016 September 19, 2016 25 Adaptation of a light novel series by Tappei Nagatsuki. [14]
Matoi the Sacred Slayer Masayuki Sakoi October 4, 2016 December 29, 2016 12 Original work. [15]
Grimoire of Zero Tetsuo Hirakawa April 10, 2017 June 26, 2017 12 Adaptation of a light novel series by Kakeru Kobashiri. [16]
Girls' Last Tour Takaharu Ozaki October 6, 2017 December 22, 2017 12 Adaptation of a manga series by Tsukumizu. [17]
Steins;Gate 0 Kenichi Kawamura April 12, 2018 September 27, 2018 23 Based on a visual novel by 5pb. [18]
Goblin Slayer Takaharu Ozaki October 7, 2018 December 30, 2018 12 Adaptation of a light novel series by Kumo Kagyu. [19]
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Kinji Yoshimoto July 8, 2019 October 7, 2019 13 Adaptation of a light novel series by Ryo Shirakome. Co-animated with Asread. [20]
Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious Masayuki Sakoi October 2, 2019 December 27, 2019 12 Adaptation of a light novel series by Light Tuchihi. [21]
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World 2nd Season Masaharu Watanabe July 8, 2020 March 24, 2021 25 Sequel to Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. [22]
Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth Kenichi Kawamura July 3, 2022 TBA 28 Based on a tactical role-playing game by Aquaplus. [23]

OVA/ONAs[edit]

Title Director(s) Release date Episodes Note(s) Ref(s)
Steins;Gate: Egoistic Poriomania Hiroshi Hamasaki (Chief)
Takuya Satō (Chief)
Tomoki Kobayashi
February 22, 2012 1 Unaired episode of Steins;Gate. [24]
DPR: Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar October 17, 2013 1 A short anime made for JAXA and NASA that promotes the GPM/DPR (Global Precipitation Measurement/Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar) space mission. [25]
Steins;Gate: Sōmei Eichi no Cognitive Computing Kenichirō Murakawa October 14, 2014November 11, 2014 4 Short ONA series based on Steins;Gate. [26]
Steins;Gate: Open the Missing Link Hiroshi Hamasaki
Takuya Satō
December 2, 2015 1 Alternative episode 23 (episode 23β) of Steins;Gate aired during the rerun after the release of Steins;Gate 0. [27]
Utawarerumono: Tusukuru-kōjo no Karei Naru Hibi Keitaro Motonaga April 26, 2018 1 Released with the premium collection PS4/Vita remake of Utawarerumono: Chiriyukumono e no Komoriuta.
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Memory Snow Tatsuya Koyanagi (Chief)
Masaharu Watanabe
October 6, 2018 1 Takes place between episodes 11 and 12 of the first season, and episodes 6 and 7 of the Director's Cut. [28]
Steins;Gate 0: Valentine's of Crystal Polymorphism -Bittersweet Intermedio- Kenichi Kawamura December 21, 2018 1 Unaired episode of Steins;Gate 0. [29]
Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World: Hyōketsu no Kizuna Kenichi Kawamura (Chief)
Masaharu Watanabe
November 8, 2019 1 Prequel to Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World. [30]
Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Kinji Yoshimoto November 25, 2019February 26, 2020 2 Unaired episodes of Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest.
Co-animated with Asread.
[31]

Films[edit]

Title Director Release Date Note(s) Ref(s)
Steins;Gate: The Movie − Load Region of Déjà Vu Hiroshi Hamasaki (Chief)
Takuya Satō (Chief)
Kanji Wakabayashi
April 20, 2013 Sequel to Steins;Gate. [32]
Peacemaker Kurogane: Belief Shigeru Kimiya June 2, 2018 Sequel to Peacemaker Kurogane. [33]
Peacemaker Kurogane: Friend Shigeru Kimiya November 17, 2018 Sequel to Peacemaker Kurogane: Belief. [33]
Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown Takaharu Ozaki February 1, 2020 Sequel to Goblin Slayer. [34]

Video games[edit]

Title Platforms Release Date Note(s) Ref(s)
Steins;Gate Elite PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows PS4, NS
  • JP: September 20, 2018
  • WW: February 19, 2019
PlayStation Vita
  • JP: September 20, 2018
Microsoft Windows
  • WW: February 19, 2019
Using footage from Steins;Gate. [35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 会社概要 (in Japanese). White Fox. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Martin, Theron (December 6, 2009). "Tears To Tiara Sub.DVD - Collection 1". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
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  4. ^ "Katanagatari to Rerun in Noitamina Block in April". Anime News Network. November 21, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Anime Central to Host Hetalia's Shirohata, Nomura (Updated)". Anime News Network. May 11, 2011. Archived from the original on April 30, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Jormungand Action Manga Gets TV Anime by White Fox". Anime News Network. December 17, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Jormungand Perfect Order Slated for October 10". Anime News Network. September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Hiro Shimono, Kanae Itō Join Hataraku Maou-sama! Cast". Anime News Network. March 8, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2013.
  9. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Super Sonico Anime". Anime News Network. December 30, 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka? 4-Panel Manga Gets Anime by White Fox". Anime News Network. November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  11. ^ "Akame ga Kill! Dark Action Fantasy Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. January 20, 2014. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "2nd Utawarerumono Game Gets TV Anime in October". Anime News Network. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  13. ^ "Is the order a rabbit? Anime Gets 2nd Season". Anime News Network. January 26, 2015. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
  14. ^ "Re: Life in a different world from zero Light Novels Get TV Anime Adaptation". Anime News Network. July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
  15. ^ "White Fox Reveals Original TV Anime Series Matoi the Sacred Slayer". Anime News Network. July 15, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  16. ^ "Zero Kara Hajimeru Mahō no Sho Light Novels Get TV Anime in Spring 2017". Anime News Network. October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "Girls' Last Tour TV Anime Teaser Promo Video Reveals October Premiere". Anime News Network. August 11, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  18. ^ "'Steins;Gate World Line 2017-2018 Project' Reveals Trailer, Steins;Gate 0 Anime as Part of Project". Anime News Network. July 28, 2017. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "Goblin Slayer Light Novel Series Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 18, 2018. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  20. ^ "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest Alternate-World Light Novels Get TV Anime". Anime News Network. December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 2, 2017.
  21. ^ "This Hero is Invincible but "Too Cautious" Novel Ad Confirms TV Anime by White Fox". Anime News Network. November 7, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  22. ^ "Re:ZERO TV Anime's 2nd Season Delayed to July". Anime News Network. March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 9, 2020.
  23. ^ "Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth Anime's Promo Video Reveals July 2022 Debut". Anime News Network. November 24, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2021.
  24. ^ "Steins;Gate Anime's Final BD/DVD to Include Special". Anime News Network. March 26, 2011. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  25. ^ "[JAXA]DPRスペシャルムービー[EN sub(Closed Captioning)] Anime for JAXA & NASA Space Mission". JAXA DPR Official YouTube Channel. October 17, 2013. Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  26. ^ "New Steins;Gate Anime Shorts Promote IBM's Next-Generation Computing". Anime News Network. October 15, 2014. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  27. ^ Schley, Matt (December 13, 2015). "Steins;Gate Rebroadcast Adds New Footage, Primes Alternate Ending". Otaku USA. Sovereign Media. Archived from the original on January 6, 2016. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  28. ^ "Re:Zero Anime's New Episode Revealed in Promo Video". Anime News Network. September 10, 2017. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  29. ^ Ressler, Karen (March 15, 2018). "Steins;Gate 0 Anime Listed With 23 Broadcast Episodes, 1 Unaired Episode". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  30. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (March 21, 2019). "Re:Zero Anime's 2nd OVA Project Slated to Debut in Theaters This Fall". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  31. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 8, 2019). "Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest Anime to Have 2 Unaired Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  32. ^ "Steins;Gate Science-Fiction Game/Anime Franchise Gets Film (Updated With Teaser)". Anime News Network. September 13, 2011. Archived from the original on June 26, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  33. ^ a b "2nd Peace Maker Kurogane Film Reveals Visual, November 17 Premiere". Anime News Network. June 1, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  34. ^ "Goblin Slayer: Goblin's Crown Theatrical Anime's Promo Video Reveals February 1 Debut". Anime News Network. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  35. ^ Romano, Sal (September 19, 2017). "Steins;Gate Elite is a "full animation adventure game," coming to Switch". Gematsu. Archived from the original on September 20, 2017. Retrieved September 20, 2017.

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