Shirogumi

Shirogumi Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社白組, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Shirogumi), member of The Association of Japanese Animations, is a company centralized in the production of animated series and feature films, as well as the making and adjusting of visual effects.[1]

Shirogumi
Native name
株式会社白組
Kabushiki-gaisha Shirogumi
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryAnimation studio, computer-generated imagery
FoundedAugust 28, 1974; 45 years ago (August 28, 1974)
FounderTatsuo Shimamura
Headquarters5-2-18 Jingūmae, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yoichi Ogawa, Takashi Yamazaki, Ryuichi Yagi
Total equity¥ 495,000,000[1]
Websiteshirogumi.com

HistoryEdit

In 1973, Tatsuo Shimamura established Tatsuo studio (Japanese: 島村企画室). To expand business, the studio was disbanded and found the company known today.[1]

The company owns computer graphics and VFX technology, so they produced many original live-action films like Juvenile and Returner. They made the first anime production Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture in 2007.[2]

Apart from the headquarter in Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, the company has a sub-studio based in Chōfu, Tokyo. Like the mainstream, they also have various sub-studios in Tokyo.[1]

In order to develop human resources, they cooperate with Human Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japanese: ヒューマンホールディングス株式会社), establishing the Shirogumi Human Studio (Japanese: 白組ヒューマンスタジオ) in Takadanobaba, Shinjuku in 2004.[1]

WorksEdit

Television seriesEdit

Title Broadcast
Channel
First run
start date
First run
end date
Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture Fuji TV (Noitamina) October 12, 2007 December 21, 2007 11 Based on a manga written by Masayuki Ishikawa.
Co-produced with Telecom Animation Film.
[3]
Antique Bakery Fuji TV (Noitamina) July 3, 2008 September 18, 2008 12 Based on a yaoi manga written by Fumi Yoshinaga.
Co-produced with Nippon Animation.
[4]
Moyasimon Returns Fuji TV (Noitamina) July 5, 2012 September 13, 2012 11 Sequel to Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture.
Co-produced with Telecom Animation Film.
[5]
Yūto-kun ga Iku Disney XD June 14, 2013 September 6, 2013 26 Original work. [6]
Baby Gamba Cartoon Network June 19, 2014 October 11, 2014 13 Spin-off to The Adventures of Gamba. [7]
Etotama Tokyo MX April 9, 2015 June 25, 2015 12 Based on a manga written by Takashi Hoshi and Tōru Zekū.
Co-produced with Encourage Films.
[8]
Nyanbo! NHK-E September 27, 2016 March 28, 2017 26 Based on the cat versions of the Danbo characters. [9]
Urahara Tokyo MX October 4, 2017 December 20, 2017 12 Based on a webcomic written by Patrick Macias.
Co-produced with EMT Squared.
[10]
Uchi no Oochopus NHK-E January 9, 2018 September 25, 2019 38 Original work. [11]
Revisions Fuji TV (+Ultra) January 10, 2019 March 28, 2019 12 Original work. [4]
Sushi Sumo TVK April 2021 TBA TBA Based on a picture book by Masako An. [12]
The Idolmaster Million Live! TBA TBA TBA TBA Based on a smart phone game developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. [13]

FilmsEdit

Title Release Date Note(s) Ref(s)
Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki December 17, 2011 Based on the Japanese children's novel Naita Aka Oni written by Hirosuke Hamada. [14]
Yūto-kun ga Iku May 31, 2014 Sequel to the TV series of the same title. [15]
Stand by Me Doraemon August 8, 2014 Based on the Doraemon manga series.
Co-produced with Robot Communications and Shin-Ei Animation.
[16]
Sinbad: A Flying Princess and a Secret Island July 4, 2015 The first film of the Sinbad film series.
Co-produced with Nippon Animation.
[17]
Gamba: Gamba to Nakama-tachi October 10, 2015 Remake of The Adventures of Gamba. [18]
Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands January 16, 2016 The second film of the Sinbad film series.
Co-produced with Nippon Animation.
[19]
Sinbad: Night at High Noon and the Wonder Gate May 14, 2016 The third and final film of the Sinbad film series.
Co-produced with Nippon Animation.
[20]
Dragon Quest: Your Story August 2, 2019 Based on the video game Dragon Quest V by Square Enix.
Co-Produced with Robot Communications.
[21]
Stand by Me Doraemon 2 TBA Sequel to Stand by Me Doraemon.
Co-produced with Robot Communications and Shin-Ei Animation.
[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "about". shirogumi.com (in Japanese). May 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Moyashimon Anime Staff, Broadcast Date Confirmed". Anime News Network. May 5, 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  3. ^ <ノイタミナ>もやしもん 2007年10月11日放送 農大菌物語 - フジテレビ [Noitamina Moyashimon October 11, 2007 Broadcast (Epic Agricultural Microbes Story) - Fuji TV] (in Japanese). Fuji TV. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  4. ^ a b "Fuji-TV Reveals Revisions Anime With Goro Taniguchi, Shirogumi". Anime News Network. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  5. ^ もやしもんリターンズ 2012年7月5日放送 もやしども起つ - フジテレビ [Moyashimon Returns July 5, 2012 Broadcast (Stand, Moyashimon!) - Fuji TV] (in Japanese). Fuji TV. Retrieved 2013-12-15.
  6. ^ "日本代表・長友佑都監修ショートアニメ「ゆうとくんがいく」、6月14日からディズニーXDで日本初放送" (in Japanese). RBB TODAY. May 25, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "『ガンバ』24年ぶり3DCG映画で復活 "ALWAYS"スタッフ集結、打倒ピクサー" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. May 8, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Shirogumi's Etotama Original Anime Casts Eriko Matsui, Ari Ozawa, Yumiri Hanamori". Anime News Network. November 12, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
  9. ^ "Cat Version of Yotsuba&!'s Danbo Character Inspires TV Anime in October". Anime News Network. February 22, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "Urahara Anime's Promo Video Reveals October 4 Premiere". Anime News Network. September 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Eテレミニアニメ 1月からの新作は「うちのウッチョパス」]" (in Japanese). NHK. November 30, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  12. ^ Loo, Egan (August 7, 2020). "Sushi Sumo Picture Book Gets TV Anime Next April". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  13. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (July 4, 2020). "The IDOLM@STER Million Live! Game Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 4, 2020.
  14. ^ "friends もののけ島のナキ on eiga.com". eiga.com (in Japanese). Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  15. ^ "長友の監修アニメ「ゆうとくんがいく」映画化!5月全国上映]". sponichi.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved January 16, 2014.
  16. ^ "Robot Cat Doraemon's 1st 3D CG Film Teased in Video". Anime News Network. November 14, 2013. Retrieved December 13, 2013.
  17. ^ "Nippon Animation Makes Sinbad Adventure Film for July". Anime News Network. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  18. ^ "Gamba Film's Trailer, Additional Voice Cast Unveiled". Anime News Network. July 17, 2015. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  19. ^ "2nd Sinbad Film's Trailer Reveals January Delay, Title". Anime News Network. September 21, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  20. ^ "アニメ映画「シンドバッド」、3部作最終章は5月14日公開 メインビジュアルも明らかに". animeanime.jp (in Japanese). March 4, 2016. Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  21. ^ "映画「ドラクエ」新たな予告映像でゲマやブオーンとバトル、石化シーンも" (in Japanese). Natalie. June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  22. ^ "Stand By Me Doraemon CG Anime Film Gets Sequel Film in August". Anime News Network. December 12, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.

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