ENGI Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社ENGI, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Engi), also known as Entertainment Graphic Innovation, or Studio ENGI, is a Japanese animation studio founded by Kadokawa, Sammy Corporation, and Ultra Super Pictures, and is a subsidiary of Kadokawa Corporation.

ENGI
Native name
株式会社ENGI
Kabushiki-gaisha Engi
TypeKabushiki gaisha
Joint venture
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedApril 4, 2018; 4 years ago (April 4, 2018)
Headquarters1-2-1 Kamiogi, Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Total equity¥ 100,000,000[1]
Number of employees
90 (as of September 2022)[2]
Parent
Websiteengi-st.jp

HistoryEdit

On April 4, 2018, Kadokawa established ENGI, while Sammy and Ultra Super Pictures invested on the company as well.[3] It began operation on June 1, 2018.[4] The studio is based in Suginami, Tokyo.[5] Former Qtec representative director Tohru Kajio is serving as representative director for the new company. Board members include Kadokawa's Hiroshi Horiuchi and Takeshi Kikuchi, Kadokawa subsidiary Glovision's Shun'ichi Okabe, and Sammy's Ken'ichi Tokumura.[1]

ENGI is an animation studio that mainly works within the anime industry for its shareholders Kadokawa, Sammy and Ultra Super Pictures, including but not limited to TV productions, game animations, Pachinko animations and theatrical films.[6] The studio is responsible for producing the upcoming Kantai Collection anime,[7] and is working on the upcoming animated comic series Okamoto Kitchen.[8]

On March 25, 2020, it was announced ENGI opened its second studio ENGI Kurashiki Studio in Kurashiki, Okayama.[9]

WorksEdit

Television seriesEdit

Title Director(s) First run
start date
First run
end date
Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Kemono Michi: Rise Up Kazuya Miura October 2, 2019 December 18, 2019 12 Based on a manga written by Natsume Akatsuki. [10]
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Kazuya Miura July 10, 2020 September 25, 2020 12 Based on a manga written by Take. [11]
Full Dive Kazuya Miura April 7, 2021 June 23, 2021 12 Based on a light novel written by Light Tuchihi. [12]
The Detective Is Already Dead Manabu Kurihara July 4, 2021 September 19, 2021 12 Based on a light novel written by Nigojū. [13]
Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games Is Tough for Mobs Kazuya Miura
Shin'ichi Fukumoto
April 3, 2022 June 19, 2022 12 Based on a light novel written by Yomu Mishima. [14]
Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! ω Kazuya Miura October 1, 2022 TBA TBA Sequel to Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!. [15]
Management of a Novice Alchemist Hiroshi Ikehata October 3, 2022 TBA TBA Based on a light novel written by Mizuho Itsuki. [16]
Kantai Collection: Let's Meet at Sea Kazuya Miura November 4, 2022 TBA 8 Based on the video game of the same name developed by C2 and Kadokawa Games, and published by DMM.com; sequel to Kantai Collection. [17]
Keiken Zumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai Suru Hanashi Hideaki Oba TBA TBA TBA Based on a light novel written by Makiko Nagaoka. [18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "COMPANY / 株式会社ENGI". ENGI. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  2. ^ "ENGI,スタジオデータベース" [Studio Database - ENGI]. CGWORLD.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  3. ^ Ressler, Karen (June 1, 2018). "Kadokawa, Sammy Establish New Anime Studio 'Engi'". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "乾脆自己做動畫,角川聯同另兩間公司成立控股動" [Engi Co., Ltd. was established as a holding video production company]. HK ACGer (in Chinese). June 2, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  5. ^ "KADOKAWA×サミー×ウルトラスーパーピクチャーズ ハイブリッドデジタルアニメーション制作スタジオ「ENGI」新設のお知らせ".
  6. ^ "Company Business Profile". ENGI.
  7. ^ "Kantai Collection official Twitter".
  8. ^ "Okamoto Kitchen official Twitter".
  9. ^ Mateo, Alex (April 1, 2020). "Anime Studio ENGI Establishes 2nd Studio". Anime News Network. Retrieved May 3, 2022.
  10. ^ Ressler, Karen (January 18, 2019). "Kemonomichi Manga by Konosuba's Akatsuki Gets Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  11. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (February 3, 2020). "Take's Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Manga Gets TV Anime in July". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  12. ^ Loo, Egan (December 4, 2020). "Cautious Hero Author's Kyōkyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yorimo Kuso-Ge Dattara Light Novel Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 4, 2020.
  13. ^ Loo, Egan (January 20, 2021). "The Detective Is Already Dead TV Anime Confirmed With Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  14. ^ Loo, Egan (November 25, 2021). "Trapped in a Dating Sim: The World of Otome Games is Tough for Mobs Light Novels Get TV Anime Next April". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  15. ^ Loo, Egan (June 23, 2022). "Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! Anime Season 2's 1st Promo Video Announces Fall Debut, More Staff, Opening Song Artists". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 23, 2022.
  16. ^ Loo, Egan (April 8, 2022). "Management of Novice Alchemist Anime's 1st Video Unveils Cast, Staff, October Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 8, 2022.
  17. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (March 26, 2022). "KanColle Anime Season 2's Teaser Reveals Staff, 8 Episode Run in November". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  18. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (September 9, 2022). "'Keiken Zumi na Kimi to, Keiken Zero na Ore ga, Otsukiai Suru Hanashi' Romcom Light Novels Get Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 9, 2022.

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