Studio VOLN

Studio VOLN Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社studio VOLN, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Vorun) is a Japanese animation studio that animates and produces anime television series and films.

Studio VOLN Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社studio VOLN
Kabushiki-gaisha Sutaijo VORN
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedAugust 12, 2014; 7 years ago (August 12, 2014)
FounderKeiji Mita
HeadquartersSuginami, Tokyo, Japan
Websitewww.voln.co.jp

The company's name, "VOLN", is an acronym for "Visiting Old Learn New".[1]

EstablishmentEdit

The studio was founded on August 12, 2014, by ex-Madhouse producer and director Keiji Mita, who currently heads the company as its president and representative. The studio's first two animated series were co-productions with MAPPA, including an adaptation of the popular manga series Ushio and Tora. Since then, it started to produce its own works, including a theatrical anime film version of the 2015 novel I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. Animator Abiru Takahiko was one of the studio's animation directors for a time.[2]

WorksEdit

The list below is a list of Studio VOLN's works as a lead animation studio.

Anime television seriesEdit

Title Director(s) First run start date First run end date Eps Note(s) Ref(s)
Ushio and Tora Satoshi Nishimura July 3, 2015 June 24, 2016 39 Adaptation of a manga series by Kazuhiro Fujita.
Co-animated with MAPPA.
[3][4]
Idol Incidents Daisuke Yoshida January 8, 2017 March 27, 2017 12 Based on a mixed media project by MAGES.
Co-animated with MAPPA.
[5]
Karakuri Circus Satoshi Nishimura October 11, 2018 June 27, 2019 36 Adaptation of a manga series by Kazuhiro Fujita. [6][7][8]
Back Arrow Gorō Taniguchi January 9, 2021 June 19, 2021 24 Original work. [9]

FilmsEdit

Title Director(s) Release date Note(s) Ref(s)
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas Shin'ichirō Ushijima September 1, 2018 Adaptation of a novel by Yoru Sumino. [10][11][12][13]
Usuzumizakura: Garo Satoshi Nishimura October 6, 2018 Part of the Garo: Crimson Moon series
Co-animated with Studio M2.
[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Studio VOLN的公式官網首頁|ABOUT US" (in Japanese). Studio VOLN. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Abiru Takahito's Official Facebook Page" (in Japanese).
  3. ^ "Ushio & Tora Supernatural Battle Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Crunchyroll to Stream Ushio & Tora Season 2 Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "MAGES' Idol Incidents Multimedia Project Gets TV Anime Premiering in January". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Karakuri Circus Manga by Ushio & Tora's Kazuhiro Fujita Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Karakuri Circus Anime Gets 36 Episodes". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  8. ^ ""Karakuri Circus" Anime Has "Ushio and Tora" Studio on Production". Crunchyroll. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  9. ^ "Code Geass Helmer Goro Taniguchi's Back Arrow Anime Unveils Story, Characters, More Cast & Staff, 2021 Date in Video". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  10. ^ "Kimi no Suizō o Tabetai Coming of Age Novel Gets Anime Film in 2018". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  11. ^ "Coming of Age Anime Film Let Me Eat Your Pancreas Reveals Early Fall Debut". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Let Me Eat Your Pancreas Anime Film Reveals Main Cast, Staff, Trailer". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  13. ^ "Let Me Eat Your Pancreas Anime Film Releases New Trailer". AnimeMojo. 16 March 2018. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Usuzumizakura Garo Anime Film Reveals Cast, Character Designs, October Premier". Anime News Network. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  15. ^ "Usuzumizakura -Garo- Anime Film Reveals Trailer, October 6 Debut, More Cast, Theme Song Artist, Visual". Anime News Network. 2018-09-07. Retrieved 2018-09-07.

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