Studio 4°C

Studio 4°C Co., Ltd. (株式会社STUDIO 4℃, Kabushiki-Gaisha Sutajio Yondo Shī, stylized as STUDIO4℃) is a Japanese animation studio founded by Eiko Tanaka and Koji Morimoto in 1986. The name comes from the temperature at which water is most dense.[1]

Studio 4°C Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社STUDIO 4℃
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryAnimation studio
Founded1986; 35 years ago (1986)
FounderEiko Tanaka
Key people
Eiko Tanaka (President)
Koji Morimoto (Director, animator)
ProductsAnime (Television, Film, OVA)


Studio 4°C has produced numerous feature films, OVAs, and shorts. Early film titles include Memories (1995), Spriggan (1998), and Princess Arete (2001). In 2003, through a joint production with Warner Bros., Studio 4°C created five segments of The Animatrix. The following year, they created the award-winning avant-garde film Mind Game. Studio 4°C's next film Tekkon Kinkreet (2006), won six awards, including Best Animated Film at the Fantasia 2007, Lancia Platinum Grand Prize at the Future Film Festival, and Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. It was also submitted for 2007 Oscar in Animated Feature Film category of Academy Award in USA.

The year 2007 saw the release of the anthology film Genius Party, a collection of seven short films. Genius Party Beyond, a collection of five short films, was released the following year, as was Batman's side story Gotham Knight, and the OVA series Detroit Metal City. The following year First Squad: The Moment of Truth was awarded at the Moscow International Film Festival. In February 2010, they contributed two shorts to the anthology Halo Legends: "Origins", and "The Babysitter".


Feature filmsEdit

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Music videosEdit

Short filmsEdit

  • Gondora (1998)
  • Digital Juice (2001)
  • Jigen Loop (2001)
  • Sweat Punch (5 short films, 2001–2002. Collected and released on DVD in 2007) – "Professor Dan Petory's Blues", "End of the World", "Comedy", "Beyond", and "Junk Town".
  • Amazing Nuts! Part 1 – Global Astroliner (2006)
  • Amazing Nuts! Part 2 – Glass Eyes (2006)
  • Amazing Nuts! Part 3 – Kung Fu Love – Even If You Become the Enemy of the World (2006)
  • Amazing Nuts! Part 4 – Joe and Marilyn (2006)
  • Tamala's "Wild Party" (2007)
  • Genius Party (July 7, 2007) A collection of 7 short films
  • Genius Party Beyond (February 15, 2008) A collection of 5 short films
  • The Babysitter (2009) A Halo Legends short portraying the relationship between the Spartans and the ODSTs
  • My Last Day (2011) – Created in association with The JESUS Film Project, Brethren Entertainment, and Barry Cook
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising – "Medusa's Revenge"[1] (2012) – Promotional short for Kid Icarus: Uprising video game
  • Drive Your Heart (2013) Spin-off to PES-peace eco smile, short film produced to advertise Toyota
  • Tuzuki: Love Assassin (2014)[5]
  • Turnover (2015) adaptation from the manga of the same name, for advertising purpose for Benesse[6][7]
  • Kanjo ga Kanji o Sukina Riyū Part 1 and Part 2 (2015)[8][9][10]
  • Red Ash: Gearworld (2017)

Video gamesEdit




  1. ^ a b "STUDIO4℃". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  2. ^ Announcement on
  3. ^ (in French)
  4. ^ ":: CATSUKA PLAYER :: Brand New Day". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  5. ^ Tuzki: Love Assassin [1]'
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2015-09-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  9. ^ "Idolm@ster's Kubooka Designs Anime Promos for Kanji Test". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  10. ^ "2nd Anime Promo Short for Kanji Test Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
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  12. ^ "Studio 4°C Animates Opening For Guardian's Violation Smartphone Game". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  13. ^ My Last Day (English)-- the Jesus Anime, retrieved 2021-06-16
  14. ^ "Na•Su•Bi -PES (Peace Eco Smile)- - YouTube". Retrieved 2021-06-16.
  15. ^ "Doodle Champion Island Games Begin!".

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