Encourage Films Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社エンカレッジフィルムズ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Enkarejji Firumuzu) is a Japanese animation studio founded by ex-Gonzo producer Tōyō Ikeda and anime director Fumitoshi Oizaki on August 5, 2008.[1] The studio is based in Nerima, Tokyo.

Encourage Films
Native name
株式会社エンカレッジフィルムズ
Kabushiki-gaisha Enkarejji Firumuzu
Company typeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedAugust 5, 2008; 15 years ago (August 5, 2008)
FounderTōyō Ikeda
Headquarters3-23-16 Sekimachikita, Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Fumitoshi Oizaki (Chairman)
Total equity¥ 5,000,000[1]
Number of employees
7
Websitewww.encouragefilms.com

Works

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Television series

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Title Director(s) First run
start date
First run
end date
Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Senki Zesshō Symphogear Tatsufumi Itō January 6, 2012 March 30, 2012 13 Original work.[a] [2]
Etotama Fumitoshi Oizaki April 9, 2015 June 25, 2015 12 Based on a manga written by Takashi Hoshi and Tōru Zekū. Co-produced with Shirogumi. [3]
Love Kome: We Love Rice Yuta Yamazaki April 5, 2017 June 21, 2017 12 Original work. [4]
Hitorijime My Hero Yukina Hiiro July 8, 2017 September 23, 2017 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Memeco Arii. [5]
Love Kome: We Love Rice 2 Yuta Yamazaki October 5, 2017 December 21, 2017 12 Sequel to Love Kome: We Love Rice. [6]
Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle Fumitoshi Oizaki October 11, 2018 December 27, 2018 12 Based on the Merc Storia video game by Happy Elements. [7]
Isekai Cheat Magician Daisuke Tsukushi July 10, 2019 September 25, 2019 12 Adaptation of the light novel series by Takeru Uchida. [8]
Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM Hiroyuki Hashimoto October 10, 2020 December 26, 2020 12 Sequel to Is the Order a Rabbit??. [9]
Deaimon Fumitoshi Oizaki April 6, 2022 June 22, 2022 12 Adaptation of the manga series by Rin Asano. [10]
Chillin' in My 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army Fumitoshi Oizaki January 7, 2023 March 25, 2023 12 Adaptation of the light novel series by Rokujūyon Okazawa. [11]

Original net animations

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Title Director(s) First run
start date
First run
end date
Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Ontama! Fumitoshi Oizaki August 7, 2009 November 6, 2009 5 Adaptation of the manga series by Noboru Maeda and Dan Yoshii. [12]
Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku Yutaka Yamamoto April 29, 2013 July 1, 2013 10 Spin-off of Lucky Star. Co-produced with Ordet. [13]
Girl Friend Note Daisuke Tsukushi October 14, 2016 October 21, 2016 3 Based on a video game by CyberAgent. [14]
Etotama ~Nyan-Kyaku Banrai~ Fumitoshi Oizaki May 25, 2021 1 Based on a manga written by Takashi Hoshi and Tōru Zekū. Co-produced with Shirogumi. [15]
Akuma-kun Junichi Sato
Fumitoshi Oizaki
November 9, 2023 12 Based on a manga written by Shigeru Mizuki. Co-produced with Toei Animation. [16]

Original video animations

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Title Director(s) First run
start date
First run
end date
Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins Junichi Sato February 26, 2014 June 25, 2014 2 Original work. [17]
Isekai Cheat Magician Daisuke Tsukushi July 5, 2021 1 [18]

Notes

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  1. ^ During the broadcast release of the series, Encourage Films was originally credited with アニメーション制作 (Animation Work) for the first two episodes of the series, and thereafter credited as アニメーション企画 (Animation Planning). In the Blu-Ray release, however, Encourage Films is solely credited as Animation Planning for the season.

References

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  1. ^ a b "about". encouragefilms.com (in Japanese). May 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Senki Zesshō Symphogear Music Battle TV Anime to Air". Anime News Network. October 6, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  3. ^ "Shirogumi's Etotama Original Anime Casts Eriko Matsui, Ari Ozawa, Yumiri Hanamori". Anime News Network. November 12, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  4. ^ "Love Kome: We Love Rice Original TV Anime Reveals More Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. January 26, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Boys-Love Manga Hitorijime My Hero Gets Anime". Anime News Network. July 12, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Love Kome: We Love Rice Anime Gets 2nd Season in October". Anime News Network. June 30, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Merc Storia Anime Reveals Full Title, October Premiere, New Visual". Anime News Network. August 3, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Isekai Cheat Magician Light Novels Get Anime". Anime News Network. April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Is the order a rabbit? Anime Season 3 Reveals Staff, Title, October TV Premiere (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 18, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Deaimon Anime Reveals TV Format, Cast, Staff, 2022 Premiere". Anime News Network. August 30, 2021. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  11. ^ "Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) no Slow na Second Life Anime Reveals Staff, Visual". Anime News Network. August 19, 2022. Retrieved August 19, 2022.
  12. ^ "Ontama! Begins Streaming on Japan's Nico Nico Douga". Anime News Network. August 7, 2009. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  13. ^ "Lucky Star Spinoff Miyakawa-ke no Kūfuku's Cast Revealed". Anime News Network. March 31, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  14. ^ "Girl Friend Note Web Anime's 1st Episode Streamed". Anime News Network. October 23, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2022.
  15. ^ "New Etotama Anime's 1st Teasers Reveal Cast, Staff, Story, Spring Net Debut". Anime News Network. December 27, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  16. ^ "New Akuma Kun Anime Series' Trailer Reveals 3 More Cast, November 9 Debut". Anime News Network. July 30, 2023. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
  17. ^ "Tamayura/Kaleido Star's Sato Makes Zetsumetsu Kigu Shōjo Amazing Twins Anime". Anime News Network. August 8, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  18. ^ "AT-XにてTVアニメ『異世界チート魔術師』の一挙放送が決定!さらに一挙放送では新作エピソード第13話も初公開!". isekai-cheat-magician.com (in Japanese). June 26, 2021. Retrieved December 4, 2023.
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