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A-1 Pictures Inc. (株式会社エー・ワン・ピクチャーズ Kabushiki-gaisha Ē Wan Pikuchāzu?) is a Japanese animation studio, a subsidiary of Sony's anime production firm Aniplex.[3][4]


The studio was established by Sony's animation production division, Aniplex, on May 9, 2005, to animate its anime series and productions.[3][4] In 2006, it co-produced the original production Zenmai Zamurai, and in October of the same year, established a studio in Asagaya. In the following year, 2007, the studio produced its first series, Ōkiku Furikabutte.

Originally established to oversee the production of only a few of Aniplex's family-oriented series, the studio has since grown and expanded as a full fledged studio involved in the production of a wide range of media and anime productions and other activities, which it has overseen.

The studio has also expanded its international presence, participating in the noted international convention, Anime Expo 2007 (AX 2007), held in Long Beach, California, and having its own panel there.[5]


Television series

Movie productions

  • Welcome to the Space Show (2010)


  • Namisuke (2007)
  • Takane no Jitensha (a.k.a. Takane's Bike) (2008) — winner of Animax's Animax Taishō awards.
  • Ōkiku Furikabutte: Honto no Ace ni Nareru Kamo
Nintendo DS game. Production of the animation and CG segments.
  • Persona 4 (2008)
PlayStation 2 game. Produced the animation with Studio Hibari.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "A-1 Pictures". Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "A-1 Pictures". Retrieved 2010-03-24. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "A-1 Pictures". Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "A-1 Pictures". Retrieved 2007-03-17. 
  5. "A-1 Pictures Panel Report". 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 "A-1 Pictures". Retrieved 2009-08-20. 

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