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Pierrot Co., Ltd. (株式会社ぴえろ, Kabushiki-gaisha Piero) is a Japanese animation studio, founded in 1979 by former employees of Tatsunoko Production and Mushi Production. Its headquarters is located in Mitaka, Tokyo.[1] Pierrot is renowned for several worldwide popular anime series, such as Creamy Mami, Fushigi Yûgi, Bleach, Neo Ranga, Naruto, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, Yu Yu Hakusho, Flame of Recca, Blue Dragon, Onigiri, Tegami Bachi, Tokyo Ghoul, Black Clover, Beelzebub, Ghosts at School and Great Teacher Onizuka.

Pierrot Co., Ltd.
Kabushiki gaisha
IndustryMedia and Entertainment
FoundedMay 1979; 40 years ago (1979-05)
HeadquartersMitaka, Tokyo, Japan
ProductsAnime, film, television, OVA, video games

The company has a logo of the face of a clown. "Piero" is a Japanese loanword for clown, adopted from the classical character of Pierrot.

Yu Yu Hakusho and Saiyuki, two of the company's anime series, won the Animage Anime Grand Prix Award in 1994 and 1995, and 2000, respectively.

Current productionsEdit

Title Year(s) Note Episodes Ref(s)
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Apr. 2017 – present TV Anime 126 [2]
Black Clover Oct. 2017 – present TV Anime 103 [3]
Hero Mask Dec. 2018 – present ONA 24 [4]

TV seriesEdit

Note: This may not be a complete list. [5]





Outsourced for Western AnimationEdit


Note: This may not be a complete list

Video gamesEdit

Note: This may not be a complete list


  1. ^ "Company Profile." Pierrot Co., Ltd. Retrieved on 29 April 2013.
  2. ^ "テレビ東京・あにてれ BORUTO-ボルト- NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS". Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  3. ^ "TVアニメ『ブラッククローバー』公式サイト". TVアニメ『ブラッククローバー』公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  4. ^ "「HERO MASK」公式サイト". 「HERO MASK」公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  5. ^ "Animation Production PIERROT". Archived from the original on February 2, 2012. Retrieved 2009-02-11.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) Retrieved on 29 April 2013.

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