Studio Bind, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社スタジオバインド, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Baindo), is a Japanese animation studio founded in November 2018 as a joint venture by White Fox and Egg Firm.

Studio Bind, Inc.
Native name
株式会社スタジオバインド
Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Baindo
TypeKabushiki gaisha
joint venture
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedNovember 2018; 4 years ago (2018-11)
Headquarters,
Japan
Key people
Toshiya Otomo (president)
Total equity¥ 5,000,000
OwnerEgg Firm
White Fox
Websitest-bind.jp

HistoryEdit

The company was founded in November 2018 as a joint venture between animation studio White Fox and production, planning and management company Egg Firm. The first work of the studio was on the anime Karakuri Circus for the episodes 22 and 31, while the first work of the company as a lead animation studio is Mushoku Tensei, which debuted in 2021.[1][2]

On January 31, 2021, Egg Firm CEO and Mushoku Tensei chief producer Nobuhiro Osawa stated that he built the new production studio for Mushoku Tensei.[3] In October 2019, production company Egg Firm explained their rationale for setting up a separate studio from the existing White Fox studio, stating they "needed a system that would allow us to move forward with the project in a continuous, long-term, and systematic manner" so they "will be able to concentrate more on the production of Mushoku Tensei." Egg Firm noted that "Studio Bind will use Mushoku Tensei as a launchpad for its full-scale animation production business.[1]

WorksEdit

Television seriesEdit

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Mushoku Tensei Manabu Okamoto January 11, 2021 December 20, 2021 23 Based on a light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote. [4]
Onimai: I'm Now Your Sister! Shingo Fujii January 5, 2023 TBA TBA Based on a manga series written by Nekotofu. [5]
Mushoku Tensei II Manabu Okamoto 2023 TBA TBA Sequel to Mushoku Tensei. [6]

OVAsEdit

Title Director(s) Release date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Mushoku Tensei Manabu Okamoto March 16, 2022 1 Based on a light novel series written by Rifujin na Magonote. [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b WHITE FOXとEGG FIRMが共同出資で設立 制作会社スタジオバインド. Animation Business Journal (in Japanese). October 19, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  2. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 19, 2019). "White Fox, Egg Firm Invest in New Anime Company Studio Bind". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  3. ^ アニメ質問状:「無職転生」 ファンタジー世界の大河ドラマ 新スタジオ設立の裏側. Mantan Web (in Japanese). January 31, 2021. Retrieved March 20, 2021.
  4. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (October 18, 2019). "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime's Promo Unveils Staff, 2020 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Pineda, Rafael Antonio (August 11, 2022). "ONIMAI: I'm Now Your Sister! Anime's Video Reveals More Cast, January 2023 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 11, 2022.
  6. ^ Dong, Bamboo (July 3, 2022). "Crunchyroll Unveils Solo Leveling, Tomo-chan Is a Girl! Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (November 13, 2021). "Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Anime's Blu-ray Disc to Include Unaired Episode". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 17, 2022.

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