Kinema Citrus

Kinema Citrus Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社キネマシトラス, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Kinema Shitorasu) is a Japanese animation studio, founded on March 3, 2008, by former Production I.G and Bones members and based in Suginami, Tokyo. Its business directors are Muneki Ogasawara, Yuichiro Matsuka and Masaki Tachibana. Notable works include Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 in 2009, co-produced with Bones, .hack//Quantum, a 3-episode OVA series, Black Bullet and Barakamon in 2014, Made in Abyss in 2017, and The Rising of the Shield Hero in 2019.

Kinema Citrus Co., Ltd.
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedMarch 3, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-03-03)
HeadquartersSuginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
  • Muneki Ogasawara (CEO)
  • Yuichiro Matsuka
  • Masaki Tachibana
OwnerMuneki Ogasawara (36.4%)
Kadokawa (31.8%)
Bushiroad (31.8%)

On December 12, 2019, Kinema Citrus announced that Kadokawa and Bushiroad acquired each of them a total of 31.8% on the company. The three companies previously announced a partnership in the same year for the creation of different anime, and one of the reasons for the deal was due to that partnership.[1][2]


Television seriesEdit

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s)
Higepiyo Atsushi Takeyama April 3, 2009 February 26, 2010 39 Adaptation of the four-panel gag manga series written by Risa Itō.
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Masaki Tachibana July 9, 2009 September 17, 2009 11 Original work.
Co-animated with Bones.
Oshiri Kajiri Mushi Masayuki Kojima (season 1–2)
Pon Kozutsumi (season 1)
Kaori (season 2)
Masatsugu Arakawa (season 3)
October 7, 2012 December 7, 2015 72 A children's anime series based on a children's song in Japan.
Code:Breaker Yasuhiro Irie October 7, 2012 December 30, 2012 13 Adaptation of the manga series written by Akimine Kamijyo.
Yuyushiki Kaori April 9, 2013 June 26, 2013 12 Adaptation of the 4-panel manga series written by Komata Mikami.
Black Bullet Masayuki Kojima April 8, 2014 July 1, 2014 13 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Shiden Kanzaki.
Co-animated with Orange.
Barakamon Masaki Tachibana July 6, 2014 September 27, 2014 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Satsuki Yoshino.
Is the Order a Rabbit?? Hiroyuki Hashimoto October 10, 2015 December 26, 2015 12 Sequel to Is the Order a Rabbit?
Co-animated with White Fox.
Norn9 Takao Abo January 7, 2016 March 31, 2016 12 Based on an otome game by Otomate.
Co-animated with Orange.
Kuma Miko: Girl Meets Bear Kiyoshi Matsuda April 3, 2016 June 19, 2016 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Masume Yoshimoto.
Co-animated with EMT Squared.
Scorching Ping Pong Girls Yasuhiro Irie October 3, 2016 December 19, 2016 12 Adaptation of the manga series written by Yagura Asano.
Made in Abyss Masayuki Kojima July 7, 2017 September 29, 2017 13 Adaptation of the manga series written by Akihito Tsukushi.
Revue Starlight Tomohiro Furukawa July 12, 2018 September 27, 2018 12 Based on a Japanese media franchise created by Bushiroad and Nelke Planning.
The Rising of the Shield Hero Takao Abo January 9, 2019 June 26, 2019 25 Adaptation of the light novel series written by Aneko Yusagi.
Show by Rock!! Mashumairesh!! Seung Hui Son January 9, 2020 March 26, 2020 12 Sequel to Show by Rock!!
Show by Rock!! Stars!! Takahiro Ikezoe (chief)
Daigo Yamagishi
January 7, 2021 March 25, 2021 12 New anime series for Show by Rock!!
Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress Ken Mori April 3, 2021 December 28, 2021 25 New anime series for Cardfight!! Vanguard.
Co-animated with Gift-o'-Animation and Studio Jemi.
The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Masato Jinbo April 2022 TBA TBA Sequel to The Rising of the Shield Hero.
Co-animated with DR Movie.
Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Masayuki Kojima 2022 TBA TBA Sequel to Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul.


Title Director(s) Release date Notes
Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows Tomoki Kyoda
Hiroshi Haraguchi
April 25, 2009 A theatrical adaptation of Eureka Seven.
Co-animated with Bones.
Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road Masayuki Sakoi December 31, 2013 Based on a Japanese media franchise created by Bushiroad, Bandai Visual, and Nitroplus.
Co-animated with Orange.
Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn Masayuki Kojima January 4, 2019 A summary of the first half of Made in Abyss.
Made in Abyss: Wandering Twilight Masayuki Kojima January 18, 2019 A summary of the second half of Made in Abyss.
Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul Masayuki Kojima January 17, 2020 Sequel to Made in Abyss.
Revue Starlight Rondo Rondo Rondo Tomohiro Furukawa August 7, 2020 A summary of Revue Starlight.
Revue Starlight the Movie Tomohiro Furukawa June 4, 2021 Sequel to Revue Starlight.

Original video animationsEdit

Title Director Release date Eps Notes
.hack//Quantum Masaki Tachibana December 27, 2010
March 25, 2011
3 Original OVA series presented by Bandai Visual.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Masaki Tachibana November 25, 2011
February 24, 2012
2 Based on a role-playing video game developed by Nihon Falcom.
Marimo no Hana Akitoshi Yokoyama March 18, 2012 1
Nagareboshi Lens Natsuko Takahashi March 18, 2012 1 Based on a shōjo manga series written by Mayu Murata.
Under the Dog Masahiro Andō August 1, 2016 1 A Kickstarter-funded anime project.
Co-animated with Orange.[3]
Yuyushiki Kaori February 22, 2017 1

Original net animationEdit

Title Director First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s)
Busou Shinki: Moon Angel Masayuki Kojima September 7, 2011 January 26, 2012 10 Animation created to coincide with release of the second PSP video game, 'Busou Shinki Battle Masters Mk. 2.
Co-animated with TNK.
Star Wars: Visions - The Village Bride Hitoshi Haga September 22, 2021 1 Short film; part of the Star Wars: Visions anthology.[4]


  1. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (December 12, 2019). "Bushiroad, Kadokawa Jointly Acquire 63.6% of Kinema Citrus Studio's Shares". Anime News Network.
  2. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 1, 2019). "Bushiroad, Kadokawa, Kinema Citrus Announce Partnership to Produce Anime IP". Anime News Network.
  3. ^ "Under the Dog Gets Limited Theatrical Release in Japan". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Loo, Egan (July 3, 2021). "Star Wars: Visions Anime Shorts Reveal Studios, September 22 Disney+ Launch". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 3, 2021.

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