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MAPPA Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社MAPPA, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Mappa) is a Japanese animation studio. It was founded on June 14, 2011, by Masao Maruyama, a founder and former producer of Madhouse,[2] and has produced anime works including Kids on the Slope, Terror in Resonance, Yuri!!! on Ice, In This Corner of the World, Kakegurui, Banana Fish, Jujutsu Kaisen and the final season of Attack on Titan.

MAPPA Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社MAPPA
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedJune 14, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-06-14)
FounderMasao Maruyama
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Manabu Ootsuka (representative director)
Number of employees
250 (as of April 2021)[1]
DivisionsMAPPA Tokyo Studio
MAPPA Sendai Studio
Websitehttp://mappa.co.jp/

"MAPPA" is an acronym for Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association.[3][4] In April 2016, Maruyama resigned his position in the studio and founded a new studio, Studio M2.[5]

ProductionsEdit

Anime television seriesEdit

Year Title Director(s) Original run start Original run end Eps. Note(s) Refs.
2012 Kids on the Slope Shinichirō Watanabe April 12, 2012 June 28, 2012 12 Based on a manga written by Yuki Kodama.
Co-produced with Tezuka Productions.
Teekyu Shin Itagaki October 7, 2012 December 22, 2013 36 Based on a manga written by Roots. (seasons 1–3)
2013 Hajime no Ippo: Rising Jun Shishido October 5, 2013 March 29, 2014 25 Sequel to Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger.
Co-produced with Madhouse.
2014 Terror in Resonance Shinichirō Watanabe July 10, 2014 September 25, 2014 11 Original work. [6]
Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames Yūichirō Hayashi October 3, 2014 March 27, 2015 24 Original Work. Based on the Garo tokusatsu drama.
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis Keiichi Sato October 6, 2014 December 29, 2014 12 Based on the Rage of Bahamut game. [7]
2015 Punch Line Yutaka Uemura April 9, 2015 June 25, 2015 12 Original work. [8]
Ushio and Tora Satoshi Nishimura July 3, 2015 June 24, 2016 39 Based on a manga written by Kazuhiro Fujita.
Co-produced with Studio VOLN.
[9]
Garo: Crimson Moon Atsushi Wakabayashi October 9, 2015 April 1, 2016 23 Original work. Second season of Garo series. [10][11]
2016 Days Kōnosuke Uda July 2, 2016 December 18, 2016 24 Based on a manga written by Yasuda Tsuyoshi. [12]
Yuri!!! on Ice Sayo Yamamoto
Jun Shishido
October 6, 2016 December 21, 2016 12 Original work. [13]
2017 Idol Incidents Daisuke Yoshida January 8, 2017 March 27, 2017 12 Based on a Japanese media mix project by Mages.
Co-produced with Studio VOLN.
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul Keiichi Sato April 7, 2017 September 29, 2017 24 Sequel to Rage of Bahamut: Genesis. [14][15]
Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler Yūichirō Hayashi July 1, 2017 September 23, 2017 12 Based on a manga written by Homura Kawamoto. [16][17]
Altair: A Record of Battles Kazuhiro Furuhashi July 7, 2017 December 22, 2017 24 Based on a manga written by Kotono Katō. [18][19]
Garo: Vanishing Line Sunghoo Park October 6, 2017 March 30, 2018 24 Original work. Third season of Garo series. [20]
Inuyashiki Keiichi Sato
Shuhei Yabuta
October 12, 2017 December 22, 2017 11 Based on a manga written by Hiroya Oku. [21]
2018 Banana Fish Hiroko Utsumi July 5, 2018 December 20, 2018 24 Based on a manga written by Akimi Yoshida. [22]
Zombie Land Saga Munehisa Sakai October 4, 2018 December 20, 2018 12 Original work. Production by Avex Pictures and Cygames. [23][24]
2019 Dororo Kazuhiro Furuhashi January 7, 2019 June 24, 2019 24 Based on a manga written by Osamu Tezuka.
Co-produced with Tezuka Productions.
[25]
Kakegurui ×× Yūichirō Hayashi
Kiyoshi Matsuda
January 8, 2019 March 26, 2019 12 Sequel to Kakegurui. [26]
Sarazanmai Nobuyuki Takeuchi
Kunihiko Ikuhara
April 11, 2019 June 20, 2019 11 Original work.
Co-produced with Lapin Track.
[27][28]
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts Jun Shishido July 1, 2019 September 16, 2019 12 Based on a manga written by Maybe. [29][30]
Granblue Fantasy the Animation Season 2 Yui Umemoto October 4, 2019 December 27, 2019 12 Based on the Granblue Fantasy video game.
Sequel to Granblue Fantasy the Animation.
[31]
2020 Uchitama?! Have you seen my Tama? Kiyoshi Matsuda January 9, 2020 March 19, 2020 11 Based on a franchise by Sony Creative Products Inc.
Co-produced with Lapin Track.
[32]
Dorohedoro Yūichirō Hayashi January 12, 2020 March 29, 2020 12 Based on a manga written by Q Hayashida. [33]
Listeners Hiroaki Ando April 3, 2020 June 19, 2020 12 Original work. [34][35]
The God of High School Sunghoo Park July 6, 2020 September 28, 2020 13 Based on a manhwa webtoon written by Yongje Park. [36][37]
Mr Love: Queen's Choice Munehisa Sakai July 15, 2020 September 30, 2020 12 Based on a video game by Elex. [38][39]
Jujutsu Kaisen Sunghoo Park October 3, 2020 March 27, 2021 24 Based on a manga written by Gege Akutami. [40]
The Gymnastics Samurai Hisatoshi Shimizu October 11, 2020 December 20, 2020 11 Original work. [41][42]
Attack on Titan: The Final Season Jun Shishido
Yūichirō Hayashi
December 7, 2020 March 28, 2021 16 Based on a manga written by Hajime Isayama. [43][44]
2021 Zombie Land Saga Revenge Munehisa Sakai April 8, 2021 June 24, 2021 12 Sequel to Zombie Land Saga. [45]
Re-Main Masafumi Nishida
Kiyoshi Matsuda
July 4, 2021 TBA TBA Original work. [46]
The Idaten Deities Know Only Peace Seimei Kidokoro July 23, 2021 TBA TBA Based on a manga written by Amahara. [47]
2022 Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Jun Shishido
Yūichirō Hayashi
2022 TBA TBA The second part of Attack on Titan: The Final Season. [48]
TBA Chainsaw Man TBA TBA TBA TBA Based on a manga written by Tatsuki Fujimoto. [49]

Anime filmsEdit

Year Title Director(s) Release date Dur. Note(s) Refs.
2016 Garo: Divine Flame Yūichirō Hayashi May 21, 2016 78m Sequel to Garo: the Carved Seal of Flames. [50]
In This Corner of the World Sunao Katabuchi November 12, 2016[a] 129m[b] Based on a manga written by Fumiyo Kōno. [51]
2021 Jujutsu Kaisen 0 the Movie TBA December 24, 2021 TBA Prequel to Jujutsu Kaisen. [52]
TBA Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence Sayo Yamamoto TBA TBA Prequel to Yuri!!! on Ice. [53]

Original video animations / SpecialsEdit

Year Title Director(s) Release start Release end Eps. Note(s) Refs.
2017 Yuri!!! on Ice: Yuri Plisetsky GBF in Barcelona EX "Welcome to the Madness" Sayo Yamamoto
Jun Shishido
May 26, 2017 1 Related to Yuri!!! on Ice. [54]
Days: OVA Kōnosuke Uda March 17, 2017 2 Bundled with the limited editions of the 21st and 22nd volumes of the manga. [55]
Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler Picture Drama Yūichirō Hayashi October 13, 2017 December 15, 2017 3 Picture Drama episodes included on DVD/Blu-ray Volumes of Kakegurui.
2018 Days: Touin Gakuen-sen! Kōnosuke Uda March 16, 2018 July 17, 2018 3 Sequel to Days. [56]
Sex: Prologue Sayo Yamamoto May 7, 2018 1 Promotional video for the 30th anniversary of the manga by Atsushi Kamijo. [57][58]
2020 Granblue Fantasy the Animation Season 2 Extras: Mōu Hitotsu no Tabiji Yui Umemoto March 27, 2020 August 26, 2020 2 Related to Granblue Fantasy the Animation Season 2. [59][60]
Dorohedoro: Ma no Omake Yūichirō Hayashi June 17, 2020 6 Unaired episode included in DVD/Bluray volumes of Dorohedoro. [61]

Original net animationsEdit

Year Title Director(s) Release start Release end Eps. Note(s) Refs.
2020 Bōkyaku Battery Parako Shinohara October 11, 2020 1 Based on a manga written by Eko Mikawa. [62]
2021 Yasuke Takeshi Satou
LeSean Thomas
April 29, 2021 6 Original work. Based on the story of the real life historical figure Yasuke. [63]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ An extended version of In This Corner of the World was released on December 20, 2019.
  2. ^ The extended version of In This Corner of the World has a duration of 168 minutes.

ReferencesEdit

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  35. ^ "Rock Battle TV Anime 'Listeners' Confirms More Cast, Characters, Story, Ending Song Artist, April Premiere (Updated)". Anime News Network. February 1, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
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  46. ^ "MAPPA Reveals RE-MAIN Water Polo TV Anime With Tiger & Bunny Writer". Anime News Network. March 4, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
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  63. ^ @NXOnNetflix (March 8, 2021). "Witness the legend like it's never been told before. LeSean Thomas joins with anime hit-makers MAPPA for Yasuke, a new series following the legendary African samurai premiering on Netflix April 29th" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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