Wit Studio

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Wit Studio, Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki-gaisha Witto Sutajio
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedJune 1, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-06-01)[1]
HeadquartersMusashino, Tokyo, Japan[1]
Key people
George Wada (President)[1]
Number of employees
130 (as of November 2021)[2]
ParentIG Port
DivisionsIbaraki Studio[a]

Wit Studio, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社ウィットスタジオ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Witto Sutajio), stylized as WIT Studio, is a Japanese animation studio founded on June 1, 2012, by producers at Production I.G as a subsidiary of IG Port. It is headquartered in Musashino, Tokyo, with Production I.G producer George Wada as president and Tetsuya Nakatake, also a producer at Production I.G., as a director of the studio. The studio gained notability for producing the first three seasons of Attack on Titan[1] and has also produced other notable series such as Ranking of Kings, Spy × Family, and the first seasons of The Ancient Magus' Bride and Vinland Saga.


The studio was founded by George Wada, a former employee of Production I.G, in 2012. After its founding, Tetsuya Nakatake was placed as the representative director of the studio. Several other former Production I.G staff members joined Wit after its founding, including animation directors Kyōji Asano and Satoshi Kadowaki, and director Tetsurō Araki, all of whom worked together on Attack on Titan.

Wit Studio was funded with an initial investment of ¥30,000,000 in capital from IG Port, Wada and Nakatake, who are reported to own 66.6%, 21.6% and 10.0% equity in the studio respectively.[3][4]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Director Episodes Notes
2013–2019 Attack on Titan
59 + 8 OVA
2014–2015 Hozuki's Coolheadedness Hiro Kaburaki 13 + 3 OVA
2015 The Rolling Girls Kotomi Deai 12 Original work.
Seraph of the End Daisuke Tokudo 24 + 1 OVA
2016 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Tetsurō Araki 12 Original work.
2017–2018 The Ancient Magus' Bride Norihiro Naganuma 24
2018 After the Rain Ayumu Watanabe 12
2019–2020 Kedama no Gonjirō Kenshirō Morii 52 Co-animated with OLM and Signal.MD (latter joined halfway).
2019 Vinland Saga Shuhei Yabuta 24
2020–2021 GaruGaku: Saint Girls Square Academy
  • Hiroaki Akagi[c]
  • Norihito Takahashi
50 Co-animated with OLM.
2020 Great Pretender Hiro Kaburagi 23 Original work.
2021 Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song Shinpei Ezaki 13 Original work. Written by Tappei Nagatsuki and Eiji Umehara.
2021–2022 Ranking of Kings
  • Yōsuke Hatta
  • Makoto Fuchigami[d]
2022–present Spy × Family Kazuhiro Furuhashi TBA Co-animated with CloverWorks.
2022 Onipan! Masahiko Ohta 12 Original work.
2023 Ranking of Kings: The Treasure Chest of Courage
  • Yōsuke Hatta
  • Makoto Fuchigami[d]
Kizuna no Allele Kenichiro Komaya TBA Co-animated with Signal.MD.


Year Title Director Movies Notes
2013 Hal Ryōtarō Makihara 1 Original work.
2014–2015 Attack on Titan – Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow
Attack on Titan – Part 2: Wings of Freedom
Tetsurō Araki 2 Recap films of the anime series' first season.
2015 The Empire of Corpses Ryōtarō Makihara 1 Part of Project Itoh.
2016–2017 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Part 1: Gathering Light
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - Part 2: Burning Life
Tetsurō Araki 2 Recap films of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
2017–2018 Laughing Under the Clouds Gaiden Tetsuya Wakano 3
2018 Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening Tetsurō Araki[c]
Masashi Koizuka
1 Recap film of the anime series' second season.
Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Tetsuo Yajima 1 Collaboration with OLM.
2019 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle Tetsurō Araki 1
2020 Attack on Titan: Chronicle Tetsurō Araki[c]
Masashi Koizuka
1 Recap film of the first three seasons of the anime.
2022 Bubble Tetsurō Araki 1 Original work.
2023 Gekijōban Spy × Family Code: White Takashi Katagiri 1 Related to Spy × Family. Co-animated with CloverWorks.


Year Title Director Format Episodes Notes
2013 Attack on Titan: Ilse's Notebook: Record of a Fallen Soldier Tetsurō Araki OVA 1 Included with a special edition of volume 12 of the manga of the same name
2014–2015 Attack on Titan: No Regrets Tetsurō Araki OVA 2
2016 Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins Kyoji Asano ONA 1
2016–2017 The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star Norihiro Naganuma OVA 3
2017–2018 Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Masashi Koizuka OVA 3
2019–2022 The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún Yūtarō Kubo
Satomi Maiya
2021–2022 The Missing 8 Naoki Yoshibe ONA 8 Based on music videos by Fuzi.
2022 Vampire in the Garden Ryōtarō Makihara ONA 5
Pokémon: Hisuian Snow Ken Yamamoto ONA 3
2023 Colors Tetsurō Araki ONA 1 Part of Toho Animation Music Films Project[6]
2024 Moonrise Masashi Koizuka ONA TBA Original anime series produced for Netflix[7]
TBA Grimm TBA ONA TBA Based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales[8]

Video games[edit]

Year Title Publisher Format Notes
2017 Tales of the Rays Bandai Namco Mobile game Opening animation and cutscenes[9]
2018 Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato DMM Games Mobile game Opening animation
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Arc System Works Console game Opening animation
Princess Connect! Re:Dive Cygames Mobile game Opening animation and cutscenes[10]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Director Notes
2019 "We're Still Underground" Eve Nobutaka Yoda [11]
"This World to You" Eve Nobutaka Yoda [12]
2020 "Blue: Line Step Brush" Under Graph Kengo Saitō [13]
"Sakugasaku" Uchikubi Gokumon Dōkōkai Kyōji Asano [14]


  1. ^ WIT Ibaraki Studio (WIT茨城スタジオ), the studio's Ibaraki branch.
  2. ^ Chief Director (総監督) for episodes 26–59.
  3. ^ a b c Chief Director (総監督)
  4. ^ a b Chief Unit Director (チーフ演出)


  1. ^ a b c d "WIT STUDIO Company" (in Japanese). WIT STUDIO. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "株式会社ウィットスタジオ".
  3. ^ Ransom, Ko (April 20, 2012). "IG Port Founds New Animation Planning and Production Subsidiary". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  4. ^ "IGポート アニメ企画・制作子会社設立 「戦国BASARA」などのプロデューサー役員に" [IG Port Establishes New Animation Planning and Production Subsidiary Headed By Sengoku Basara Anime Producer]. animeanime.biz (in Japanese). April 20, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  5. ^ "進撃!巨人中学校×進撃の巨人"進撃祭"Reading & Live Event イベントレポート" [Attack on Titan Junior High x Attack on Titan "Adventure Festival" Reading & Live Event Report]. shingeki.tv (in Japanese). July 4, 2016. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  6. ^ Cayanan, Joanna (March 9, 2023). "TOHO animation Music Films Project's Trailer Reveals March 20 Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  7. ^ Peters, Megan (June 8, 2022). "Netflix's Moonrise Releases First Poster". ComicBook.com. Retrieved June 8, 2022.
  8. ^ "Clamp-net » Blog Archive » Netflixアニメシリーズ「グリム」プロジェクト ティザーアートが解禁!".
  9. ^ "テイルズオブザレイズ -Tales of the Rays- Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Pier (February 22, 2018). "Friendship is Magic in Princess Connect! Re:Dive for iOS and Android". Play-Asia. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  11. ^ E ve (January 24, 2019). "We're Still Underground - Eve MV". YouTube. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  12. ^ E ve (April 20, 2019). "This World to You - Eve MV". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  13. ^ amgchannel (February 13, 2020). "【MV full】『BLUE - l i n e・s t e p・b r u s h -』 / AMGオリジナルアニメーション" [[MV Full] "Blue: Line Step Brush" / AMG Original Animation]. YouTube. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  14. ^ 打首獄門同好会 (September 11, 2020). "打首獄門同好会「サクガサク」" [Uchikubi Gokumon Dōkōkai "Sakugasaku"]. YouTube. Retrieved September 14, 2020.

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