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Bones Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社 ボンズ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Bonzu) is a Japanese anime studio. It has produced numerous series, including Noragami, Wolf's Rain, Scrapped Princess, Eureka Seven, Angelic Layer, Darker than Black, Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club and two adaptions of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga along with Star Driver, Gosick, Mob Psycho 100, Space Dandy, and My Hero Academia. Its headquarters is located in Igusa, Suginami, Tokyo.[1]

Bones Inc.
Native name
株式会社 ボンズ
Kabushiki-gaisha Bonzu
Kabushiki-gaisha
IndustryAnime
FoundedOctober 1998; 21 years ago (1998-10)
Headquarters3-1-12 Sanbiru Igusa, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Masahiko Minami
Hiroshi Ōsaka
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Websitebones.co.jp

HistoryEdit

Bones was founded by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ōsaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto in October 1998. One of their first projects was collaborating with Sunrise on Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, a feature film based on the Cowboy Bebop anime series.

In 2007, the studio suffered the loss of co-founder Hiroshi Ōsaka, well known for his works as character designer on series such as Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Mobile Fighter G Gundam and The Mars Daybreak. Ōsaka had been battling with cancer, and died from the disease on September 24, 2007. He was 44 years old.[2]

Since the death of Ōsaka, two new additions have been made to the studio's board of directors: Makoto Watanabe[disambiguation needed] and Takahiro Komori. Komori is well known as a character designer and animator who has been with the studio since its inception. His previous works as designer consist of Angelic Layer, Scrapped Princess, and Darker than Black.[3]

StudiosEdit

Studio A is led by producer Naoki Amano is mainly known for Gosick, Wolf's Rain, Angelic Layer, Hiwou War Chronicles, Noragami and Carole & Tuesday.

Studio B is mainly known for Eureka Seven, RahXephon and currently for Mob Psycho.

Studio C led by producer Yoshihiro Oyabu is more known for Fullmetal Alchemist, Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, Soul Eater and Ouran High School Host Club. Currently, it works exclusively for My Hero Academia.

Studio D led by Mari Suzuki is mainly known for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and No. 6. Since 2015, it works with Bungo Stray Dogs.

Studio E led by Makoto Watanabe is a new part of the company, working on the new Eureka Seven movies since 2017.[4][5][6]

WorksEdit

Anime television seriesEdit

Title Original Broadcast Channel First run start date First run end date Eps Notes
Hiwou War Chronicles NHK BS2 October 24, 2000 May 1, 2001 26 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio A
Angelic Layer: Battle Doll TV Tokyo April 1, 2001 September 30, 2001 26 Based on a manga by CLAMP
Animated by Bones Studio A
RahXephon Fuji TV January 21, 2002 September 10, 2002 26 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio B
Wolf's Rain Fuji TV January 6, 2003 July 29, 2003 30 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio A
Scrapped Princess WOWOW April 8, 2003 October 7, 2003 24 Based on a light novel by Ichirō Sakaki
Animated by Bones Studio B
Fullmetal Alchemist MBS, TBS October 4, 2003 October 2, 2004 51 Based on a manga by Hiromu Arakawa
Animated by Bones Studio C
Mars Daybreak TV Tokyo April 1, 2004 September 23, 2004 26 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio B
Kurau Phantom Memory TV Asahi June 24, 2004 December 15, 2004 24 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio A
Eureka Seven JNN (MBS) April 26, 2005 April 5, 2006 51 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio B
Ouran High School Host Club NTV April 4, 2006 September 27, 2006 26 Based on a manga by Bisco Hatori
Animated by Bones Studio C
Jyu-Oh-Sei Fuji TV April 13, 2006 June 22, 2006 11 Based on a manga by Natsumi Itsuki
Animated by Bones Studio A
Ghost Slayers Ayashi MBS, TBS October 7, 2006 March 31, 2007 25 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio A
Darker than Black: The Black Contractor MBS, TBS April 5, 2007 September 28, 2007 25 Original Work
Animated by Bones Studio C
Skull Man Fuji TV April 28, 2007 July 21, 2007 13 Based on a manga by Shotaro Ishinomori
Animated by Bones Studio B
Soul Eater TXN (TV Tokyo) April 7, 2008 March 30, 2009 51 Based on a manga by Atsushi Ōkubo
Animated by Bones Studio C
Chiko, Heiress of the Phantom Thief Fuji TV April 12, 2008 September 27, 2008 22 Based on a manga by Shinji Ohara
(Co-production with Telecom Animation Film)
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood JNN (MBS) April 5, 2009 July 4, 2010 64 Second adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist
Animated by Bones Studio D
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Fuji TV July 9, 2009 September 17, 2009 11 Original Work
(Co-production with Kinema Citrus)
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor MBS, TBS October 8, 2009 December 25, 2009 12 Sequel to Darker Than Black
Animated by Bones Studio C
Heroman TXN (TV Tokyo) April 1, 2010 September 23, 2010 26 Original work in collaboration with Stan Lee
Animated by Bones Studio A
Star Driver JNN (MBS) October 3, 2010 April 4, 2011 25 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio C
Gosick TV Tokyo January 7, 2011 July 2, 2011 24 Based on a light novel by Kazuki Sakuraba
Animated by Bones Studio A
No. 6 Fuji TV July 8, 2011 September 15, 2011 11 Based on the novels by Atsuko Asano
Animated by Bones Studio D
Un-Go Fuji TV October 14, 2011 December 23, 2011 12 Based on the works of Ango Sakaguchi
Animated by Bones Studio C
Eureka Seven: AO MBS, TBS April 12, 2012 November 19, 2012 24 Sequel to Eureka Seven
Animated by Bones Studio A and B
Blast of Tempest MBS, TBS October 4, 2012 March 28, 2013 24 Based on a manga by Kyō Shirodaira
Animated by Bones Studio D
Tenkai Knights Cartoon Network August 24, 2013 (US/Canada)
April 5, 2014 (Japan)
December 6, 2014(US/Canada)
March 28, 2015 (Japan)
52 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio C
Space Dandy Adult Swim, Tokyo MX January 4, 2014 March 26, 2014 13 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio B
Noragami Tokyo MX January 5, 2014 March 23, 2014 12 Based on the manga by Adachitoka
Animated by Bones Studio A
Captain Earth MBS April 5, 2014 September 20, 2014 24 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio C
Soul Eater Not! TV Tokyo April 8, 2014 July 2, 2014 12 Based on a manga by Atsushi Ōkubo
Spin-off to Soul Eater
Animated by Bones Studio A
Chaika - The Coffin Princess Tokyo MX April 9, 2014 June 25, 2014 12 Based on a light novel by Ichirō Sakaki
Animated by Bones Studio D
Space Dandy II Adult Swim, Tokyo MX July 6, 2014 September 28, 2014 13 Sequel to Space Dandy
Animated by Bones Studio B
Chaika - The Coffin Princess: Avenging Battle Tokyo MX October 8, 2014 December 10, 2014 10 Sequel to Chaika - The Coffin Princess
Animated by Bones Studio D
Blood Blockade Battlefront MBS April 4, 2015 October 4, 2015 12 Based on the manga by Yasuhiro Nightow
Animated by Bones Studio A and C
Show by Rock!! Tokyo MX April 5, 2015 June 21, 2015 12 Based on a video game by Geechs and Sanrio
Animated by Bones Studio D
Snow White with the Red Hair Tokyo MX July 6, 2015 September 21, 2015 13 Based on the manga by Sorata Akidzuki
Animated by Bones Studio B
Noragami Aragoto Tokyo MX October 2, 2015 December 25, 2015 12 Sequel to Noragami
Animated by Bones Studio A
Concrete Revolutio Tokyo MX October 4, 2015 December 27, 2015 13 Original work
Animated by Bones Studio C
Snow White with the Red Hair 2 Tokyo MX January 11, 2016 March 28, 2016 13 Sequel to Snow White with the Red Hair
Animated by Bones Studio B
Concrete Revolutio: The Last Song Tokyo MX April 3, 2016 June 17, 2016 11 Sequel to Concrete Revolutio
Animated by Bones Studio C
My Hero Academia JNN (MBS) April 3, 2016 June 26, 2016 13 Based on the manga by Kōhei Horikoshi
Animated by Bones Studio A and C
Bungo Stray Dogs Tokyo MX April 7, 2016 June 22, 2016 12 Based on the manga by Asagiri Kafka
Animated by Bones Studio D
Show by Rock!! Short!! Tokyo MX July 4, 2016 September 19, 2016 12 Short anime based on Show by Rock!!
Animated by Bones Studio D
Mob Psycho 100 Tokyo MX July 12, 2016 September 27, 2016 12 Based on the manga by One
Animated by Bones Studio B
Show by Rock 2!! Tokyo MX October 2, 2016 December 18, 2016 12 Sequel to Show by Rock!!
Animated by Bones Studio D
Bungo Stray Dogs 2 Tokyo MX October 6, 2016 December 22, 2016 12 Sequel to Bungo Stray Dogs
Animated by Bones Studio D
My Hero Academia 2 NNS (ytv) April 1, 2017 September 30, 2017 25 Sequel to My Hero Academia
Animated by Bones Studio C
Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond MBS October 7, 2017 December 23, 2017 12 Sequel to Blood Blockade Battlefront
Animated by Bones Studio B
My Hero Academia 3 NNS (ytv) April 7, 2018 September 29, 2018 25 Season 3 of My Hero Academia
Animated by Bones Studio C
Dragon Pilot: Hisone and Masotan Tokyo MX April 13, 2018 June 29, 2018 12 Original Work
Animated by Bones Studio A
Mob Psycho 100 II Tokyo MX January 7, 2019 April 1, 2019 13 Sequel to Mob Psycho 100
Animated by Bones Studio B
Carole & Tuesday Fuji TV April 10, 2019 October 2, 2019 24 Original Work
Animated by Bones Studio A
Bungo Stray Dogs 3 Tokyo MX April 12, 2019 June 28, 2019 12 Season 3 of Bungo Stray Dogs
Animated by Bones Studio D
My Hero Academia 4 NNS (ytv) October 12, 2019 TBA 25 Season 4 of My Hero Academia
Animated by Bones Studio C

Original video animationEdit

Original net animationEdit

MoviesEdit

  1. The Ephemeral Petal (泡沫の花弁, Utakata no Kaben) (18 June 2011)
  2. Dancing Orchid in Chaos (混沌の蘭舞, Konton no Ranbu) (16 July 2011)
  3. The Complicity of Dreams (夢幻の連座, Mugen no Renza) (13 August 2011)
  4. The Roaring Anxiety (紅蓮の焦心, Guren no Shoushin) (10 September 2011)
  5. The Return of the Invincible (双絶の来復, Souzetsu no Raifuku) (5 November 2011)
  6. Eternal Quon (永久の久遠, Towa no Quon) (26 November 2011)

GamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Company info". Bones. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "Bones Co-Founder Hiroshi Ōsaka Passes Away". Anime News Network. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  3. ^ "Bones Company Info". Bones. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  4. ^ liborek (2018-10-27). "BONES' 20th Anniversary – What Lies in the Future?". Sakugablog. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  5. ^ http://www18.atwiki.jp/sakuga/pages/252.html
  6. ^ http://www.bones.co.jp/community/index.html

External linksEdit