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Bones (株式会社 ボンズ Kabushiki Kaisha Bonzu?) is a Japanese anime studio. It has produced numerous series, including RahXephon, Wolf's Rain, Scrapped Princess, Eureka Seven, Angelic Layer, Darker than Black, Soul Eater, Ouran High School Host Club and two adaptions of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga along with the currently airing Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto. Its headquarters is located in Igusa, Suginami, Tokyo.[1]


Bones was founded by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ōsaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto in October, 1998. One of their first projects was collaborating with Sunrise on Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, a feature film based on the Cowboy Bebop TV anime series.

In 2007, the studio suffered the loss of co-founder Hiroshi Ōsaka, well known for his works as character designer on series such as Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, and The Mars Daybreak. Ōsaka had been battling with cancer, yet succumbed to the disease on September 24, 2007. He was 44 years old.[2]

Since the death of Hiroshi Ōsaka, two new additions have been made to the studio's board of directors. The additions are Makoto Watanabe and Takahiro Komori. Takahiro Komori is well known as a character designer and animator who has been with the studio since their inception. His previous works as designer consist of Angelic Layer, Scrapped Princess, and Darker than BLACK.[3]


TV anime

Original Video Animation

Web anime


  • Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1 September 2001, co-production with Sunrise)
  • Pia Carrot e Yōkoso!! - Sayaka no Koi Monogatari - (Overall production: I-Move, production assistance, released October 19, 2002)
  • RahXephon Tagen Hensōkyoku (19 April 2003)
  • Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (劇場版 鋼の錬金術師 シャンバラを征く者 Gekijōban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Shanbara o Yuku Mono?) (23 July 2005)
  • Sword of the Stranger (29 September 2007)
  • Eureka Seven Pocket Full Of Rainbows; U.S. title: Eureka 7: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers (animation production handled by Kinema Citrus; 25 April 2009 in Japan and 24 September 2009 in the United States)
  • Untitled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood movie project (TBA)


  • Rahxephon Sōkyū Gensokyoku (Bandai, 7 August 2003)
  • Eureka 7 TR1: New Wave (Bandai, 27 October 2005)
  • Eureka 7 TR2: New Vision (Bandai, 11 May 2006)


  1. "company info." Bones. Retrieved on March 10, 2010.
  2. "Bones Co-Founder Hiroshi Ōsaka Passes Away". Anime News Network. 2007-09-24. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 
  3. "Bones Company Info". Bones. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 

External links

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