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TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (株式会社トムス・エンタテインメント Kabushiki-gaisha Tomusu Entateinmento), formerly known as Tokyo Movie Shinsha (東京ムービー新社 Tōkyō Mūbī Shinsha), also known as Tokyo Movie (東京ムービー Tōkyō Mūbī) or TMS-Kyokuichi, is a Japanese animation studio founded in 1964.
|Kabushiki-gaisha Tomusu Entateinmento|
|Headquarters||Nakano, Tokyo, Japan|
|Owner||Sega Sammy Holdings|
Number of employees
|Parent||Sega Holdings Co., Ltd.|
TMS is one of the oldest anime studios in Japan; best known for produced numerous anime franchises such as Lupin the 3rd, Detective Conan, Anpanman, Bakugan, D.Gray-man, and Sonic X and feature-length films Akira and Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, alongside animation works for western animation such as Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, DuckTales, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Tiny Toon Adventures and Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.
- 1 History
- 2 Productions
- 3 Foreign production history
- 4 References
- 5 External links
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Foray into animationEdit
The company was originally established in 1946, however, the company started its venture into the animation industry under the name Tokyo Movie (東京ムービー Tōkyō Mūbī) in 1964 by Yutaka Fujioka after his previous studio, Tokyo Ningyo Cinema (東京人形シネマ Tōkyō Ningyō Shinema) failed. The first production of the studio was an animated adaptation of Osamu Tezuka's Big X. Tokyo Movie collaborated with a company called A production. Notable figures in A production include Daikichirō Kusube, Osamu Kobayashi and Tsutomu Shibayama, most of Tokyo Movie's animation productions would be made with A production.
Hayao Miyazaki was also associated with Tokyo Movie before founding Studio Ghibli. He co-directed Lupin III with Isao Takahata, provided the screenplay and key animation for Panda! Go Panda!, provided key animation for the first episode of Tokyo Giants, provided the original concept for Jungle Kurobe, provided the director role for Lupin III: Tales of the Wolf, provided key animation for the Ulysses 31 pilot in conjunction with Diffusion Information Communication, provided the director role for The New Adventures of Zorro, provided key animation for the Inspector Gadget pilot, and provided the chief director role for season 1 of Sherlock Hound.[original research?] His most notable work at TMS was his role as the director of The Castle of Cagliostro, which is notable for being Hayao Miyazaki's first feature-length debut. Miyazaki eventually left to form Studio Ghibli.
In 1972, Madhouse was established with funding from Fujioka, and co-produced its earliest series with Tokyo Movie. In 1977, Fujioka reformatted Tokyo Movie into Tokyo Movie Shinsha. Its first production was Lupin the Third Part II, which aired in 1977–1980. The movie adaptation, The Mystery of Mamo, was the first feature-length movie produced in the studio's history. Another TMS subsidiary, Telecom Animation Film, was founded in 1975, but didn't start production until after Tokyo Movie was restructured.
In 1989, TMS released Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland in Japan and the United States. The movie was infamous for being in development hell with figures such as George Lucas, Chuck Jones, Hayao Miyazaki, and Gary Kurtz being involved with the movie before dropping out. The movie was released as a commercial failure, and in response to this, Fujioka decided to retire from the animation business. TMS, having to recoup Little Nemo's losses, increased production on locally based anime programs and became highly involved in animation for Western-based productions, including Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Batman: The Animated Series.
Throughout the 1980s and the 1990s, TMS animated for various companies, including DiC, Walt Disney Television Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, Marvel Films Animation, Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment, and outsourced to smaller studios such as Telecom Animation Film, Ajia-do, Magic Bus, Studio Jungle Gym, Nakamura Production, Tokyo Kids, DR Movie, and Orange.
Partnership with SegaEdit
On July 1, 1991, Tokyo Movie Shinsha's holding company changed their name to Tokyo Movie Kyokuichi. On August 4, 1992, Tokyo Movie Kyokuichi formed a capital and business alliance with Sega Enterprises. Notable collaborations between the two included Astal, Sonic Jam and Burning Rangers. In 1995, Tokyo Movie Kyokuichi merged with the Tokyo Movie Shinsha Co. Ltd, animation production company. In 1996, the Los Angeles studio division was established for overseas TMS animation and in 2000, the company was re-branded as TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd.
In 2001, the Paris studio division was established. In 2003, American brokerage group Merrill Lynch became the second-largest shareholder in TMS Entertainment Ltd. after acquiring a 7.54 percent stake in TMS. Merrill Lynch purchased the stake purely for investment purposes and had no intention of acquiring control of the firm's management. On October 17, 2005, Sega Sammy Holdings announced that they acquired a 50.2% majority stake in TMS Entertainment and subsidized the studio under Sega Sammy Holdings. In 2006, the Los Angeles studio was renamed to TMS Entertainment, USA, Inc. In 2007, the subsidiaries TMS Music (UK) Ltd. and TMS Music (HK) Ltd. were established.
On December 22, 2010, Sega Sammy Holdings acquired the remaining outstanding shares of TMS Entertainment, thus making TMS Entertainment a wholly owned subsidiary of Sega Sammy Holdings. In 2012, the head office of TMS Entertainment was relocated to Nakano, Tokyo, In 2015, TMS Entertainment became a subsidiary of Sega Holdings. In April 2017, Sega's CG production division Marza Animation Planet became a subsidiary of TMS Entertainment.
The company has numerous animation subsidiaries collaborating in conjunction with the company. Those include:
- Telecom Animation Film Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社テレコム・アニメーションフィルム Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Terekomu Animēshon Firumu), which was established on May 19, 1975. The studio first started as a subcontracting company for its parent, but has since become the leading animation studio behind the more recent Lupin the III titles. The studio has also produced series like Chain Chronicle: The Light of Haecceitas, Orange, and Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation.
- Marza Animation Planet Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社マーザ・アニメーションプラネット Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Māza Animēshonpuranetto), a CG studio formerly a part of Sega and known for producing Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Resident Evil: Vendetta, and the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog film.
- V1 Studio (Japanese: ヴィーワンスタジオ Hepburn: Vīuwan Sutajio), a studio most known for having co-produced the Detective Conan films with TMS since the 19th movie. The studio has also worked with its parent on the 2nd season (and OVAs) of Kamisama Kiss.
- Double Eagle (Japanese: だぶるいーぐる Hepburn: Daburuīguru), a studio most known for co-producing ReLIFE, Cardfight!! Vanguard series G through G: Stride Gate, Nana Maru San Batsu, and The Thousand Musketeers.
- 8PAN (Japanese: エイトパヌ Hepburn: Eito Panu), a studio best known for co-producing Bakuon!!, D.Gray-Man Hallow, and the Chichibu de Buchichi web anime.
- 3xCube, a studio known for producing The Pilot's Love Song, My Monster Secret, Sweetness and Lightning, and Megalo Box.
- Studio Sakimakura (Japanese: スタジオさきまくら Hepburn: Sutajio Sakimakura), a studio founded in March 2011, and known for producing the second half of the first season of Cardfight!! Vanguard and Brave 10.
|Title||Broadcast network(s)||Year(s)||Epsodes||Plot Summary||Note(s)|
|Big X||TBS||August 3, 1964 – September 27, 1965||59||Invited to Nazi Germany during World War II, Dr. Asagumo is asked by Hitler to collaborate in researching the new weapon "Big X". Concerned about the possible effects of this weapon, Dr. Asagumo intentionally delays the progress of the research, conspiring with his co-researcher, the devious Dr. Engel. Immediately before Germany is defeated by the Allies, Dr. Asagumo is shot to death by the German army but not before implanting a card inscribed with the secret of Big X into his son, Shigeru. An organization claiming alliance with the Nazis appears, steals the card from Shigeru, who now lives in Tokyo, and completes the Big X project, which is revealed to be a drug that can expand the human body without limitation. Dr. Engel's grandson has joined the Nazi Alliance. Recovering Big X from the enemy, Shigeru's son Akira fearlessly challenges the Nazi Alliance and Hans Engel, who are plotting to conquer the world.||Adapted from Osamu Tezuka's original manga, which was serialized in Shueisha's Shonen Book from 1963 to 1966.|
|Obake no Q-tarō||TBS||August 29, 1965 – June 28, 1967||96||Q-Taro is an obake who lives with the Ōhara family. Q-Taro, also known as Q-chan or Oba-Q, is a mischief-maker who likes to fly around scaring people and stealing food, though he is deathly afraid of dogs.||Adapted from the manga by Fujiko Fujio, which was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday and Bessatsu Shonen Sunday from 1964 to 1973.|
|Perman||TBS||April 2, 1967 – April 14, 1968||54||Mitsuo Suwa is an primary schoolboy who meets an alien named Superman, later renamed Birdman. The alien is part of a group that maintains peace in the galaxy and recruits Mitsuo to become a Perman. Mitsuo is given three items, a helmet which multiplies the wearer's physical strength and serves as a mask, a cape that allows the wearer to fly and run with great speed, and a badge which enables the wearer to breathe underwater and to communicate with Permans that he later meets. The alien instructs Mitsuo that if a Perman's identity becomes known to others, he will be turned into an animal. To help keep Mitsuo's secret identity, the alien gives Mitsuo a doppelganger robot called a copy-robot who takes Mitsuo's place when he is Perman.||Adapted from the manga by Fujiko Fujio, which was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1967 to 1968.|
|Kyojin no Hoshi||Yomiuri TV||March 30, 1968 – September 18, 1971||182||Hyuuma Hoshi is a promising young baseball pitcher who dreams of becoming a top star like his father Ittetsu Hoshi in the professional Japanese league. His father was once a 3rd baseman until he was injured in World War II and was forced to retire. The boy would join the ever popular Giants team, and soon he realized the difficulty of managing the high expectations. From the grueling training to battling the rival Mitsuru Hanagata in the Hanshin Tigers, he would have to take out his best pitching magic to step up to the challenge.||Adapted from the manga by Ikki Kajiwara and Noboru Kawasaki, which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1966 to 1971.|
|Roppō Yabure-kun||Nagoya Broadcasting Network||1969||110|
|Attack No. 1||Fuji TV||1969–1971||104||Kozue Ayuhara is a high school student who transferred to Fujimi Academy and tried out for the school volleyball team. She develops a friendship with her teammate Midori Hayakawa, and her talents impress coach Hongō more and more each day. Though she showcases extraordinary volleyball skills, she makes enemies with Katsuragi, the star of the current team. Kozue discovers that being at the top would bring stress, incompatibilities and other dilemmas into her life. Her high expectations of becoming the best volleyball player in the school, Japan and eventually the world, set the tone for the drama to follow.||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Chikako Urano, which was serialized in Shueisha's Margaret manga magazine for female readers from 1968 to 1970.|
|Title||Broadcast network(s)||Year(s)||Episodes||Plot Summary||Note(s)|
|Chingō Muchabe||TBS||February 15, 1971 – March 22, 1971||49|
|Shin Obake no Q-Tarō||Yomiuri TV, Nippon TV||September 1, 1971 – December 27, 1972||70||New misadventures of the dimwitted ghost Q-Taro.|
|Tensai Bakabon||Yomiuri TV, Nippon TV||September 25, 1971 – June 24, 1972||40||Adaptation of the manga of the same name by Fujio Akatsuka, which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine and Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday manga magazines for boys from 1967 to 1976 respectively.|
|Lupin The Third Part I||Yomiuri TV||October 24, 1971 – March 26, 1972||23||Adapted from the original manga by Monkey Punch, which was serialized in Futabasha's Weekly Manga Action manga magazine for adult male readers from 1967 to 1969.|
|Akadō Suzunosuke||Fuji TV||1972–1973||52|
|Dokonjō Gaeru||ABC||October 7, 1972 – September 28, 1974||103||While frog Pyonkichi is hopping in an empty lot in Nerima, Tokyo's Shakujii Park, middle schooler Hiroshi trips over a rock and squashes him. However, Pyonkichi is reborn as an imprint on the front of Hiroshi's shirt and now gives him advice and commentary on his life.||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Yasumi Yoshizawa, which was serialized from 1970 to 1976 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump manga magazine.|
|Kōya no Shōnen Isamu||Fuji TV||April 4, 1973 – March 27, 1974||52||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Soji Yamakawa and Noboru Kawasaki, which was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1971 to 1974.|
|Karate Baka Ichidai||NET||October 3, 1973 – September 25, 1974||47||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Ikki Kajiwara, which was serialized from 1971 to 1977 in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine.|
|Aim for the Ace!||Mainichi Broadcasting System||October 5, 1973 – March 29, 1974||26||Hiromi Oka is a high school girl who struggles to become good at tennis. While attending Nishi High School, Hiromi begins playing tennis after becoming fascinated by Reika Ryūzaki, an older girl who is the best player on the team and is nicknamed "Madame Butterfly" owing to her grace on the tennis court. The team gets a new coach, Jin Munakata, who sees potential in Hiromi and trains her to become a great tennis player.||Adapted from the original manga by Sumika Yamamoto in Shueisha's Margaret manga magazine for female readers from 1973 to 1980.|
|Samurai Giants||Yomiuri TV||October 7, 1973 – September 15, 1974||47||Adapted from the manga by Ikki Kajiwara and Kou Inoue in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1971 to 1974.|
|Judo Sanka||Nippon TV||April 1-September 30, 1974||27||Adapted from the manga by Ikki Kajiwara and Hiroshi Kaizuka in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1972 to 1975.|
|First Human Giatrus||ABC||October 5, 1974 – March 27, 1976||77||Adapted from the manga by Shunji Sonoyama which was serialized from 1965 to 1975 in Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha's Weekly Manga Sunday, in 1966 alone in Gakken's Gakushuu Magazine, and Shogakukan's Gakunen Magazine in 1974.|
|Ganba no Bōken||Nippon TV||April 7-September 29, 1975||26|
|Ganso Tensai Bakabon||Nippon TV||1975–1977||206||Second adaptation of Tensai Bakabon.|
|Hana no Kakarichō||TV Asahi||1976–1977||25|
|Shin Kyōjin no Hoshi||Yomiuri TV, Nippon TV||1977–1978||52|
|Hyouga Senshi Guyslugger||TV Asahi||1977||20|
|Nobody's Boy: Remi||Nippon TV||1977–1978||51||Adapted from the original novel by Hector Malot.|
|Lupin III Part II ||Nippon TV||1977–1980||155||Second installment of Lupin III, and the most prolific in the franchise's history.|
|Treasure Island (with Madhouse)||Nippon TV||1978–1979||26||Adapted from the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.|
|New Aim For the Ace||Nippon TV||1978–1979||25||Continuation of Aim for the Ace!|
|Shin Kyōjin no Hoshi 2||Yomiuri TV, Nippon TV||1979||23|
|The Rose of Versailles||Nippon TV||1979–1980||41||Adapted from the manga by Riyoko Ikeda in Shueisha's Margaret from 1972 to 1973.|
|Title||Broadcast network(s)||Year(s)||Episodes||Plot Summary||Note(s)|
|Mū no Hakugei||YTV||April 4-September 26, 1980||26||Original work|
|New Tetsujin-28||NTV||October 4, 1980 – September 25, 1981||51||Second adaptation of the manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, which was serialized in Kobunsha's Shonen manga magazine from 1956 to 1966. Adapted into English as The New Adventures of Gigantor.|
|Ashita no Joe 2||NTV||October 13, 1980 – August 31, 1981||47||Continuation of the second half of the events of the original manga by Tetsuya Chiba, which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine from 1968 to 1973.|
|Ohayo! Spank||ABC||March 7, 1981 – May 29, 1982||63||Adapted from the original manga by Shun'ichi Yukimuro and Shizue Takanashi, which was serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi manga magazine for girls from 1979 to 1982.|
|Shin Dokonjō Gaeru||NTV||September 7, 1981 – March 27, 1982||30||The new adventures of Hiroshi and Pyonkichi in their everyday lives.||Second adaptation of Dokonjō Gaeru.|
|Six God Combination Godmars||NTV||1981–1982||64|
|Acrobunch (with Movie International Co., Ltd.)||NTV||1982||24|
|Space Cobra||Fuji TV||1982–1983||31||Adapted from the manga, Space Adventure Cobra, by Buichi Terasawa, which was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1978 to 1984.|
|Lupin VIII||1982 (unaired)|
|Lady Georgie||TV Asahi||1983–1984||45|
|The Super Dimension Century Orguss||MBS||1983–1984||35||Second installment of Big West's Super Dimension trilogy, the other two of which, Macross and The Southern Cross are produced by Studio Nue, in association with Tatsunoko Production.|
|Cat's Eye||NTV||1983–1984||36||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Tsukasa Hojo, which was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump from 1981 to 1985.|
|Lupin III Part III||YTV||1984–1985||50|
|Onegai! Samia Don (based on Five Children and It by E. Nesbit)||NHK||1985–1986||78|
|Honey Bee in Toycomland (Bug-tte Honey)||NTV||1986–1987||51|
|Title||Broadcast network(s)||Year(s)||Plot Summary||Note(s)|
|Mischievous Twins: The Tales of St. Clare's||NTV||January 5-November 2, 1991|
|Kinkyū Hasshin Saver Kids||TV Tokyo||1991–1992|
|Jarinko Chie: Chie-chan Funsenki||MBS||1991–1992|
|I and Myself: The Two Lottes||NTV||1991–1992||Adapted from the novel, Lottie and Lisa by Erich Kästner|
|Tetsujin 28 FX||NTV||1992–1993|
|Boku no Patrasche||NTV||1992–1993||Adapted from the novel A Dog of Flanders by Ouida.|
|Magic Knight Rayearth||YTV/NTV||October 17, 1994 – March 13, 1995||Adapted from the manga by Clamp, which was serialized in Kodansha's Nakayoshi manga magazine for female readers from 1993 to 1996.|
|Virtua Fighter (anime television series)||TV Tokyo||October 9, 1995 – June 27, 1996||Adapted from Sega's fighting video game series of the same name.|
|Kaitō Saint Tail||ABC||1995–1996|
|Case Closed/Detective Conan||YTV/NTV||January 8, 1996–||Adapted from the manga by Gosho Aoyama, which, since 1994, has been serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday.|
|Monster Farm: Enban Ishi no Himitsu||TBS||1999–2000|
|Gozonji! Gekko Kamen-kun||TV Tokyo||Oct. 17, 1999–Mar. 26, 2000|
|Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon||WOWOW||Nov. 1999–Apr. 2000|
|Title||Broadcast network(s)||Year(s)||Plot Summary||Notes|
|Magic Ball Mondo the 2000||Feb.–Jul. 2000|
|Monster Rancher||CBC,||Apr.–Sept. 2000|
|Tottoko Hamtaro (Hamtaro)||Jul. 2000–2006|
|Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Children (first series)||Oct. 2000–Nov. 2001|
|Project ARMS||Apr. 2001–Mar. 2002|
|Secret of Cerulean Sand (with Telecom Animation Film, a division of TMS)||Jan.–Jun. 2002|
|Cheeky Angel||TV Tokyo||June 4, 2002 – March 29, 2003||Adapted from the manga by Hiroyuki Nishimori, which was serialized from 1999 to 2003 in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday.|
|Star of the Giants [Tokubetsu Hen]: Mōko Hanagata Mitsuru||Oct. 2002; all episodes|
|Sonic X||TV Tokyo||Apr. 6, 2003–Mar. 28, 2004 (An additional 26 episodes aired in France for the first time then worldwide)||Adapted from Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise, particularily, the events of Sonic Adventure 1 and 2, with additional characters not seen in the games.|
|Rumic Theater||Jul.–Sept. 2003|
|Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari||Oct. 3, 2003–Dec. 26, 2003|
|Mermaid Forest||Oct. 4–Dec. 20, 2003|
|PoPoLoCrois (2nd Series)||Oct. 5, 2003–Mar. 28, 2004|
|Aishiteruze Baby||Apr.–Oct. 2004|
|Extra Boy||Apr.–Dec. 2004|
|Monkey Punch Manga Katsudō Daishashin (Mankatsu)||Jul. 2004–Jun. 2005|
|Gallery Fake||Jan.–Sept. 2005|
|Buzzer Beater||Feb.–Apr. 2005|
|Glass Mask||Apr. 2005–2006|
|The Snow Queen||May. 2005–Feb. 2006||Adapted from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.|
|Fighting Beauty Wulong||2005–2006|
|Mushiking: King of the Beetles||2005–2006|
|Angel Heart||Oct. 2005–Sept. 2006|
|D.Gray-man||TV Tokyo||October 3, 2006 – September 30, 2008||Adapted from the manga by Katsura Hoshino, which has been serialized across Shueisha's Jump line of manga magazines for young boys, beginning with Weekly Shonen Jump from 2004 to 2009, and Jump SQ as of 2019.|
|Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple||TV Tokyo||October 2006 – September 2007|
|Pururun! Shizuku-Chan||Oct. 2006–Sept. 2007; Oct. 7, 2007–Sept. 2008|
|Bakugan Battle Brawlers (with Japan Vistec)||Apr. 2007–Mar. 2008|
|Kaze no Shōjo Emily||Apr.–Sept. 2007|
|Itazura na Kiss||Apr. 4–Sept. 25, 2008|
|Telepathy Shōjo Ran||Jun. 21, 2008|
|Live On CardLiver Kakeru||2008|
|Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia (with Japan Vistec)||Apr. 2009 – May 2010|
|Genji Monogatari Sennenki||2009|
|Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders (with Maxpire Entertainment)||May 2010–Jan. 2011|
|Cardfight!! Vanguard series (with Studio Sakimakura second half of season 1)||Jan. 2011–Sept. 2016|
|Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge (with Maxpire Entertainment)||Feb. 2011–Jan. 2012|
|Battle Girls: Time Paradox||2011|
|Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine||2012|
|Brave 10 (with Studio Sakimakura)||2012|
|Suraj: The Rising Star||Colors TV (India)||Dec. 2012–Jun. 2013|
|Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman||2013|
|Yowamushi Pedal (with 8PAN)||2013–2014|
|The Pilot's Love Song (with 3xCube)||2014|
|Hero Bank (with 8PAN)||Apr. 2014–Mar. 2015|
|Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road (with 8PAN)||2014–2015|
|Sega Hard Girls||2014|
|Cardfight!! Vanguard G series (with Double Eagle)||Oct. 2014–Sep. 2016|
|Kamisama Kiss◎ (with V1 Studio)||2015|
|My Monster Secret (with 3xCube)||2015|
|Lupin the Third Part 4 (by Telecom Animation Film)||2015–2016|
|Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation (by Telecom Animation Film)||2016|
|Bakuon!! (with 8PAN)||2016|
|D.Gray-man Hallow (with 8PAN)||2016|
|Orange (by Telecom Animation Film)||2016|
|ReLIFE (with Double Eagle)||2016|
|Sweetness and Lightning (with Shin-Ei Animation)||2016|
|All Out!! (with Madhouse)||2016|
|Trickster (with Shin-Ei Animation)||2016|
|Nobunaga no Shinobi series (with V1 Studio)||2016–2018|
|Yowamushi Pedal: New Generation (with 8PAN)||2017|
|Nana Maru San Batsu (with Double Eagle)||2017|
|Yowamushi Pedal: Glory Line (with 8PAN)||2018|
|Lupin the Third Part 5 (by Telecom Animation Film)||2018|
|Megalo Box (with 3xCube)||2018|
|The Thousand Musketeers (with Double Eagle)||2018|
|Space Bug/The Journey Home||2018|
|Tsukumogami Kashimasu (by Telecom Animation Film)||2018|
|Between the Sky and Sea (with Double Eagle)||2018|
|Meiji Tokyo Renka (with V1 Studio)||2019|
|Fruits Basket (with 8PAN)||2019–present|
|Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine||2019|
|Dr. Stone (with 8PAN)||2019||Adapted from the manga by Riichiro Inagaki and Boichi, which, since 2017, is currently being serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump.|
Feature length filmsEdit
|Panda! Go, Panda! (featurette)||Isao Takahata||December 17, 1972|
|Panda! Go, Panda!: The Rainy Day Circus (featurette)||Isao Takahata||March 17, 1973|
|Lupin III: The Mystery of Mamo||Sōji Yoshikawa||Toho Company||December 16, 1978||First animated feature film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III' franchise. Later subtitled Lupin VS Clone in Japanese — subtitled The Mystery of Mamo in English.|
|Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro||Hayao Miyazaki||Toho Company||December 15, 1979||Second animated feature film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise, as well as Hayao Miyazaki's theatrical directorial debut.|
|Makoto-chan||Tsutomu Shibayama||Toho Company||July 26, 1980||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Kazuo Umezu, which was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1976 to 1981.|
|Chie the Brat||Isao Takahata||Toho Company||April 11, 1981||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Etsumi Haruki, which was serialized in Futabasha's Weekly Manga Action from 1978 to 1997.|
|Ashita no Joe 2||Osamu Dezaki||Toho Company||July 4th, 1981||Feature film compilation of the events of Ashita no Joe 2.|
|Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie||Osamu Dezaki||Toho-Towa||July 3rd, 1982||One-time feature film adaptation of Space Adventure Cobra; covers the events of the manga's first major story arc.|
|Golgo 13: The Professional||Osamu Dezaki||Toho-Towa||May 28, 1983||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Takao Saito, which, since 1968, has been serialized in Shogakukan's Big Comic manga magazine for adult male readers.|
|Lupin III: Legend of the Gold of Babylon||Seijun Suzuki, Shigetsugu Yoshida||Toho Company||July 13, 1985||Third animated feature film in Monkey Punch's Lupin III franchise.|
|Bouken-tachi Gamba to Nanbiki no Nakama||1985××|
|Akira||Katsuhiro Otomo||Toho Company||July 16, 1988||Adapted from the manga of the same name by Katsuhiro Otomo, who also serves as the film's director, which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Young Magazine from 1982 to 1990. The film had a production budget of ¥1.1 billion ($9 million), making it the most expensive anime film of its time.|
|Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland||Masami Hata, William Hurtz||Toho Company (Japan), Hemdale Film Corporation (USA, Canada)||July 15, 1989 (Japan), August 21, 1992 (USA, Canada)||Japanese-American co-production. Adapted from the comic strip, Little Nemo in Slumberland by Windsor McCay which was serialized in The New York Herald from 1905 to 1913.|
|The Adventures of Gamba and Otters||1991|
|Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus||1995|
|Lupin III: Dead or Alive||1996|
|Lupin the 3rd vs. Detective Conan: The Movie||2013|
|Lupin the 3rd: Daisuke Jigen's Gravestone||2014|
|Orange: Future (co-production with Telecom Animation Film)||2016××|
|Lupin the 3rd: Goemon Ishikawa's Spray of Blood||2017|
|Lupin the 3rd: Fujiko Mine's Lie||2019|
Television feature length/specialsEdit
|Nijū-yon  no Hitomi||October 1980|
|Son Goku: Silk Road o Tobu!!||1982|
|Annual Lupin III TV movies||1989–present|
|Minami no Umi o Sukae||1990|
|Kieta Jam Oji-san||1993|
|Keito no Shiro no Christmas||1995|
|Magic Knight Rayearth: Zokan go||1995|
Original video animationsEdit
|Ace o Nerae! 2: Stage 1–6||March 1988|
|The Untold Legend||June 1988|
|The Fuma Conspiracy||December 1988|
|Return of the Magician||2002|
|Ace o Nerae!: Final Stage||1989|
|Tengai makyo: Jiraiya Oboro Hen||July 1990|
|(Office Lady) Kaizō Kōza||November 1990|
|Katsugeki Shōjo Tanteidan||December 1990|
|Shizuka Narudon||April 1991|
|Ozanari Dungeon||September 1991|
|Christmas Da! Minna Atsumare! (annual Christmas releases)||1992–present|
|Magic Knight Rayearth||July 1997|
|B't X NEO||August 1997|
|Glass Mask: Sen no Kamen o Motsu Shōjo||1998|
|Aoyama Gōshō Tanhenshū||1999|
|Karakuri no Kimi||2000|
|Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu!||2004|
|Hamtaro Premium (4 OVAs)||2002–2004|
|Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas||2009–2011|
Original net animationsEdit
|Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts (with Double Eagle)||2018–present|
|Don Quixote: A Dream in Seven Crystals||Premier International Corp.||Animation||1994|
|The Adventures of Batman & Robin||Clockwork Tortoise||Lost episode cutscenes||1995|
|Sonic Jam||Sonic Team||Man of the Year short||1997|
|Burning Rangers||Sonic Team||Cutscenes||1998|
|Lupin the 3rd: Sage of the Pyramid||Asmik Ace Entertainment||Cutscenes||1998|
|PopoloCrois||G-artists, Sony Computer Entertainment||Animation||2005|
|Return to PopoloCrois||epics, Marvelous AQL||Animation||2015|
Foreign production historyEdit
TMS Entertainment/Telecom Animation FilmEdit
|Mighty Orbots||ABC||September 8, 1984 – December 15, 1984|
|Sherlock Hound||TV Asahi / Rai 1||1984–1985|
|Galaxy High[unreliable source]||CBS||September 13 – December 6, 1986|
|Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland||July 15, 1989|
|Reporter Blues||Rai 1 / NHK||1991–1996|
|Soccer Fever||Rai 1 / NHK||April 4, 1994 – April 3, 1995|
|Cybersix (Japanese/Canadian co-production with NOA)||Teletoon / Kids Station / Telefe||September 6 – November 29, 1999|
|Ulysses 31||FR3 / Nagoya Broadcasting Network||October 10, 1981 – April 3, 1982|
|Lupin VIII||unaired||1982 (unaired)|
|Inspector Gadget||Syndication||September 12, 1983 – February 1, 1986|
|The Littles||ABC||September 10, 1983 – November 2, 1985|
|Rainbow Brite||Syndication||June 27, 1984 – July 24, 1986|
|Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats||Syndication||September 5, 1984 – 1988|
|Here Come the Littles||May 24, 1985|
|The Real Ghostbusters||ABC||September 13, 1986 – September 5, 1992|
|Dennis the Menace||Syndication||September 22, 1986 – March 26, 1988|
|Kissyfur||NBC||September 13, 1986 – August 25, 1990|
|Sylvanian Families||Syndication||September 18 – December 11, 1987|
|ALF: The Animated Series||NBC||September 26, 1987 – January 7, 1989|
|Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog||Syndication||September 6, 1993 – November 24, 1996|
|The Wuzzles||CBS||September 14 – December 7, 1985|
|Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears (Season 1 to 4)||NBC
|September 14, 1985 – February 22, 1991|
|Fluppy Dogs||ABC||November 27, 1986|
|DuckTales (Season 1)||Syndication||September 18, 1987 – November 28, 1990|
|The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Season 1 and half of Season 2)||The Disney Channel
|January 17, 1988 – October 26, 1991|
|Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (Season 1)||The Disney Channel
|August 27, 1988 – November 19, 1990|
|Gargoyles (Assistance for Walt Disney Animation Japan, "Hunter's Moon, Part 2")||Syndication
|October 24, 1994 – February 15, 1997|
|Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (Assistance for Walt Disney Animation Australia)||Direct to Video||November 9, 1999|
|The Tigger Movie (Assistance for Walt Disney Animation Japan)||February 11, 2000|
|Tiny Toon Adventures||Syndication / Fox Kids||September 14, 1990 – May 28, 1995|
|How I Spent My Vacation||March 11, 1992|
|Batman: The Animated Series||Fox Kids||September 5, 1992 – September 15, 1995|
|Animaniacs||Fox Kids / The WB||September 13, 1993 – November 14, 1998|
|Pinky and the Brain ("A Pinky and the Brain Christmas")||The WB||September 9, 1995 – November 14, 1998|
|The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries||The WB||September 9, 1995 – December 13, 2002|
|Superman: The Animated Series||The WB||September 6, 1996 – February 12, 2000|
|Waynehead (Opening)||October 19, 1996 – May 17, 1997|
|The New Batman Adventures||The WB||September 13, 1997 – January 16, 1999|
|Wakko's Wish||December 21, 1999|
|Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker||December 12, 2000|
|Green Lantern: First Flight||July 28, 2009|
|Justice League: Doom||February 28, 2012|
|Superman vs. The Elite||June 12, 2012|
|The New Adventures of Zorro||Filmation||September 12 – December 5, 1981|
|The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers||Gaylord Entertainment Company||September 14 – December 11, 1986|
|Bionic Six||MCA Television||April 6 − November 12, 1987|
|Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light||Sunbow Productions||September 21 – December 14, 1987|
|Peter Pan and the Pirates||Fox Children's Productions + Southern Star Productions||September 8, 1990 – September 10, 1991|
|Spider-Man: The Animated Series||Marvel Films Animation||November 19, 1994 – January 31, 1998|
|An American Tail 3: The Treasure of Manhattan Island||Universal Cartoon Studios||November 16, 1998|
|Bakugan: Battle Planet||Nelvana, Spin Master Entertainment||December 31, 2018 – present|
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