Ajia-do Animation Works

Ajia-do Animation Works Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社亜細亜堂, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Ajiadō) is a Japanese animation studio and production enterprise, noted for several anime series, including Spirit of Wonder, Absolute Boy, Izetta: The Last Witch, and several others, including the long-running NHK series Nintama Rantarō. Its name can be translated as "Hall of Asia."

Ajia-do Animation Works
Native name
株式会社亜細亜堂
Kabushiki-gaisha Ajiadō
Kabushiki-gaisha
IndustryAnimation studio and production enterprise
FoundedOctober 4, 1978
FounderTsutomu Shibayama, Osamu Kobayashi, Michishiro Yamada
HeadquartersSaitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Key people
Masahiro Okamura (President)
OwnerDap International, Inc.
Mitsubishi Pictures
Mitsubishi Group
Number of employees
80
SubsidiariesDap International, Inc.
Japan Taps
Websiteajiado.co.jp

HistoryEdit

The studio was founded in 1978 by the noted animators Tsutomu Shibayama, Osamu Kobayashi and Michishiro Yamada, former members of the animation studio A Production, under the corporate title Yugen-kaisha Ajiadō (有限会社亜細亜堂).[1] The name Ajiadō is a penname used by Tsutomu Shibayama and Osamu Kobayashi.

In 1985, it formally became a kabushiki gaisha (business corporation). In 1987, it produced its first series, the OVA Twilight Q (トワイライトQ, Towairaito Q). It established the company Dap International Kabushiki-gaisha (ダップインターナショナル株式会社, Dappu Intānashonaru Kabushiki-gaisha) in 1990.[1] In 1998, the studio established a digital animation division to produce its digital animation.[1]

In 2005, the studio produced Zettai Shōnen, which was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki and premiered on NHK BS2. In 2007, it produced Emma: A Victorian Romance Second Act, the second season of Emma: A Victorian Romance.

WorksEdit

Television seriesEdit

FilmsEdit

OVAs/ONAsEdit

Noted staffEdit

DirectorsEdit

  • Tomoko Iwasaki

ScreenwritersEdit

  • Michishiro Yamada
  • Yoshiyaki Yanagida
  • Masaya Fujimori
  • Hideyuki Funakoshi
  • Kinichirō Suzuki
  • Yūko Ikuno
  • Masayuki Sekine
  • Hiroshi Kawaguchi
  • Mitsuyuki Musaki
  • Yayoi Yoshikawa
  • Yūichi Nakajima
  • Yuki Nishioka
  • Noriko Ogino
  • Tsuyoshi Ichiki
  • Yasuhiro Endō

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 亜細亜堂とは - はてなダイアリー (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-04-23.
  2. ^ "Seven Days War Anime Film's Teaser Reveals Ajia-do Studio, December Opening". Anime News Network. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "Ascendance of a Bookworm Anime's OVA Episodes Previewed in Video". Anime News Network. January 7, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020.

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