Wit Studio

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Wit Studio
Native name
株式会社ウィットスタジオ
Kabushiki-gaisha Witto Sutajio
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryAnimation studio
FoundedJune 1, 2012; 8 years ago (2012-06-01)[1]
HeadquartersMusashino, Tokyo, Japan[1]
Key people
George Wada (President)[1]
ProductsAnime (Television, Film, OVA)
Number of employees
34[2]
ParentIG Port
Websitewitstudio.co.jp

WIT STUDIO, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社ウィットスタジオ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Witto Sutajio) 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 anime adaptation of the Attack on Titan manga series.[1]

Establishment[edit]

The studio was founded by George Wada, a former employee of Production I.G, in 2012, but it'd take another year before the studio's first main productions, Hal and Attack on Titan, were released. 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 Nakatakan, who are reported to own 66.6%, 21.6% and 10.0% equity in the studio respectively.[3][4]

Works[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Director Episodes Notes
2013, 2017–2019 Attack on Titan Tetsurō Araki
Masashi Koizuka[5]
59 + 3 OVA Adapted from Hajime Isayama's manga of the same name
2014–2015 Hozuki's Coolheadedness Hiro Kaburaki 13 + 3 OVA Adapted from Natsumi Eguchi's manga of the same name
2015 The Rolling Girls Kotomi Deai 12 Original work
2015 Seraph of the End Daisuke Tokudo 24 + 1 OVA Adapted from Takaya Kagami's manga of the same name
2016 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Tetsurō Araki 12 Original work
2017–2018 The Ancient Magus' Bride Norihiro Naganuma 24 Adapted from Kore Yamazaki's manga of the same name
2018 After the Rain Ayumu Watanabe 12 Adapted from Jun Mayuzuki's manga of the same name
2019–2020 Kedama no Gonjirō Kenshirō Morii 52 Co-animated with OLM, Inc.
2019 Vinland Saga Shuhei Yabuta 24 Adapted from Makoto Yukimura's manga of the same name
2020 Girl Gaku ~Sei Girls Square Gakuin~ Norihito Takahashi TBA Co-animated with OLM, Inc.
2020 Great Pretender Hiro Kaburaki 23 Original work

Films[edit]

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 Adapted from Karakara-Kemuri's manga Laughing Under the Clouds
2018 Attack on Titan: The Roar of Awakening Tetsurō Araki
Masashi Koizuka
1 Recap film of the anime series' second season
2018 Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us Tetsuo Yajima 1 Follow-up to 2017's Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!
Collaboration with OLM
2019 Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Unato Decisive Battle Tetsurō Araki 1 Sequel to Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
2020 Attack on Titan: Chronicle Tetsurō Araki
Masashi Koizuka
1 Recap film of the first three seasons of the anime

OVA/ONAs[edit]

Year Title Director Format Episodes Notes
2014–2015 Attack on Titan: No Regrets Tetsurō Araki OVA 2 Adapted from Gun Snark's manga of the same name
2016 Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins Kyoji Asano ONA 1 Short film adapted from the video game Star Fox Zero
2016–2017 The Ancient Magus' Bride: Those Awaiting a Star Norihiro Naganuma OVA 3 Adapted from Kore Yamazaki's manga The Ancient Magus' Bride
2017–2018 Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Tetsurō Araki
Masashi Koizuka
OVA 3 Adapted from Hiroshi Seko's novel of the same name
2019 The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún Yūtarō Kubo
Satomi Tani
OVA 1 Adapted from Nagabe's manga of the same name
2021 Vampire in the Garden Ryoutarou Makihara ONA TBA Original Netflix anime series

Video games[edit]

Year Title Publisher Format Notes
2017 Tales of the Rays Bandai Namco Mobile Game Opening Animation/Cutscenes[6]
2018 Kōtetsujō no Kabaneri -Ran- Hajimaru Michiato DMM Games Mobile Game Opening Animation
2018 BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Arc System Works Console Game Opening Animation
2018 Princess Connect! Re:Dive Cygames Mobile Game Opening Animation/Cutscenes[7]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Director Notes
2019 "We're Still Underground" Eve Nobutaka Yoda [8]
2019 "This World to You" Eve Nobutaka Yoda [9]
2020 Blue: Line Step Brush Under Graph Kengo Saitō [10]
2020 Sakugasaku Uchikubi Gokumon Dōkōkai Kyōji Asano [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "WIT STUDIO Company" (in Japanese). WIT STUDIO. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. ^ Marina (March 29, 2016). "Sakura-Con 2016 – Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress and More by WIT Studio". wordpress.com. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  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. ^ "テイルズオブザレイズ -Tales of the Rays- Official Website" (in Japanese). Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Pier (February 22, 2018). "Friendship is Magic in Princess Connect! Re:Dive for iOS and Android". Play-Asia. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  8. ^ E ve (January 24, 2019). "We're Still Underground - Eve MV". YouTube. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  9. ^ E ve (April 20, 2019). "This World to You - Eve MV". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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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