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TMS logo (circa 1987)

TMS Entertainment, 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?) (TYO: 3585 And also known as Tokyo Movie or TMS-Kyokuchi, a subsidiary of Sega Sammy since 2005), is a Japanese animation studio, founded on October 1946. One of the oldest and most prominent anime studios in Japan, it has also produced numerous animated series airing in other countries such as France, the United States, and Italy. The company currently uses "TMS Entertainment, Ltd." as its corporate name, however the animation studio itself is referred to as Tokyo Movie (東京ムービー Tōkyō Mūbī?). The company also has a fully-owned subsidiary, Telecom Animation Film, which often co-animates shows with TMS. The company is most notable by American animation fans for its higher quality of work than competing overseas animation houses - often direct comparisons can be made between episodes of the same animated series - as in productions like Tiny Toon Adventures.

Productions

TV series

1960s

  • Big X (Aug.-Oct. 1964)
  • Obake no Q-tarō (1965–1967)
  • Pāman (1967–1968)
  • Kyojin no Hoshi (original) (Mar.1968-1971)
  • Kaibutsu-kun (Apr.1968-1969)
  • Umeboshi Denka (Apr.1st-Sept.23rd, 1969)
  • Roppō Yabure-kun (Apr.28th-Sept.26th, 1969)
  • Moomin (Oct.1969-1970)
  • Attack No. 1 (Dec.1969-1971)

1970s

  • Chingō Muchabe (produced in 1967 but didn't air until Feb.-Mar. 1971)
  • Shin Obake no Q-Tarō (Sept.1st, 1971-Dec.1972)
  • Tensai Bakabon (original) (Sept.25th, 1971-June.1972)
  • Lupin III (original) (Oct.1971-Mar.1972)
  • Akadō Suzunosuke (Apr.1972-1973)
  • Dokonjō Gaeru (original) (Oct.1972-1974)
  • Jungle Kurobe (Mar.-Sept.1973)
  • Arano no Isamu (Apr.1973-Mar.27th, 1974)
  • Karate Baka Ichidai (Oct.3rd, 1973-Sept.25th, 1974)
  • Ace o Nerae! (original) (Oct.5th, 1973-March.29th, 1974)
  • Samurai Giants (Oct.7th, 1973-Sept.15th, 1974)
  • Judo Sanka (Apr.1974-Sept.30th 1974)
  • Hajime Ningen Gyatruz (Oct.1974-1976)
  • Ganba no Bōken (Apr.-Sept.1975)
  • Gensō Tensai Bakabon (Oct.1975-1977)
  • Hana no Kakarichō (1976–1977)
  • Shin Kyōjin no Hoshi (Oct.1st, 1977-Sept.1978)
  • Ie Naki Ko (Remi, based on the French book Sans Famille) (Oct.2nd, 1977-Oct.1978)
  • Shin Lupin III (Oct.3rd, 1977–1980)
  • Takarajima (Treasure Island) (Oct.8th, 1978-Apr.1979)
  • Treasure Island (1978)
  • Shin Ace o Nerae! (Oct.14th, 1978-Mar.1979)
  • Shin Kyōjin no Hoshi 2 (Mar.-Sept.1979)
  • Versailles no Bara (Oct.1979-1980)

1980s

  • Mū no Hakubai (Apr.-Sept.1980)
  • Tetsujin 28 (1980s series; known as "The New [Adventures of] Gigantor" in the U.S.) (Oct.3, 1980-Sept.1981)
  • Ashita No Joe 2 (Oct.13th, 1980-Aug.1981)
  • Ohayo! Spank (Mar.1981-May.1982)
  • Shin Dokonjō Gaeru (Sept.1981-Mar.1982)
  • Acrobunch (co-production with Kokusai Eigasha)
  • (Uchū Densetsu) Ulysses 31 (French-Japanese co-production with DiC) (France: Sept.1981; USA: 1986; Japan: Feb.1988)
  • Rokushin Gattai God Mars (Oct.2nd, 1981-Dec.1982)
  • Jarinko Chie (Oct.3rd, 1981–1983)
  • Donde Monpe (Jun.1982-Apr.1983)
  • Ninjaman Ippei (Oct.4th, 1982-Dec.1982)
  • Space Cobra (Oct.7th, 1982-May.1983)
  • Lady Georgie (Apr.1983-Feb.1984)
  • Chō Jikū Seiki Orguss (July.3, 1983-Apr.1984)
  • Cat's Eye (1st series) (July.11, 1983-Mar.1984)
  • Lupin III Part 3 (Mar.1984-Dec.1985)
  • God Mazinger (Apr.-Sept.1984)
  • Cat's Eye (Oct.1984-July.1985)
  • Meitantei Holmes (Nov.1984-May.1985)
  • Onegai! Samia Don (based on Five Children and It by E. Nesbit) (1985–1986)
  • Robotan (Jan.-Sept.1986)
  • Honey the Bug (1986–1987)
  • Soreike! Anpanman (Oct.3rd, 1988–present)

1990s

  • Ochame na Futago: Clare Gakuin Monogatari (based on the St. Clare's series by Enid Blyton, (Jan.-Nov.1991)
  • Kinkyū Hasshin Saver Kids (Created by Lupin III author Monkey Punch) (Feb. or Mar.1991-Feb.1992)
  • Ozanari Dungeon (Sep.-Dec. 1991)
  • Jarinko Chie: Chie-chan Funsenki (Oct.1991-Oct.1992)
  • Watashi to Watashi: Futari no Lottie (based on Das Doppelte Lottchen, or Lottie and Lisa, or The Parent Trap by Erich Kästner) (Nov.1991-Sept.1992)
  • Tetsujin 28 FX (Apr.1992-Mar.30th, 1993)
  • A Dog Of Flanders (Oct.1992-Mar.27th, 1993)
  • Red Baron (Apr.1994-Mar.1995)
  • Mahō Kishi Rayearth (2 series) (Oct.1994-Nov.1995)
  • Virtua Fighter (TV anime) (Oct.9th, 1995-June.1996)
  • Kaitō Saint Tail (Oct.12th 1995-Sept.1996)
  • Detective Conan (Case Closed) (Jan.8th, 1996–present)
  • B't X (Apr.-Sept.1996)
  • Wankorobe (Oct.1996-1997)
  • Devilman Lady (1998–1999)
  • Monster Farm: Enban Ishi no Himitsu (Apr.1999-Mar.25th, 2000)
  • Shūkan Storyland (Oct.14, 1999-Sept.2001)
  • Gozonji! Gekko Kamen-kun (Oct.17, 1999-Mar.26, 2000)
  • Karakurizōshi Ayatsuri Sakon (Nov.1999-Apr.2000)

2000s

Theatrical films

  • Panda Ko-panda (1972)
  • Panda Ko-panda: Ame Furi Circus (1973)
  • Lupin III
    • Lupin tai Clone Ningen (Mystery of Mamo) (1978)
    • Cagliostro no Shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) (1979)
    • Babylon no Ōgon no Densetsu (The Legend of the Gold of Babylon) (1985)
    • Kutabare! Nostradamus (Farewell to Nostradamus) (1995)
    • Dead or Alive (1996)
  • Ace o Nerae! (Sept.1979)
  • Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun (Nov.1979)
  • Ganbare!! Tabuchi-kun: Gekitō Pennant Race (May.1980)
  • Makoto-chan (Jul.1980)
  • Gabanbare!! Tabuchi-kun: Aa Tsuppari Jinsei (Dec.1980)
  • Jarinko Chie (Apr.1981)
  • Manzai Taikōki (Nov.1981)
  • Ohayo! Spank (Mar.1982)
  • Space Adventure Cobra (Jul.1982)
  • Rokushin Gattai God Mars (Dec.1982)
  • The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
  • Bug-tte Honey: Megaromu Shojo Mai 4622 (1987)
  • Akira (1988)
  • Robotan and Onegai! Samia Don (part of an Anpanman double bill) (Mar. 1989)
  • Annual Anpanman movies (1989–present)
  • Little Nemo (Japan: Jul. 1989; North America: 1992)
  • Oji-san Kaizō Kōza (1990)
  • Ganba to Kawaun no Bōken (1991)
  • Kaiketsu Zorori: "Mahō Tsukai no Deshi" and "Dai Kaizoku no Takara Sagashi" (part of an Anpanman double bill) (1993)
  • Annual Detective Conan movies (1997–present)
  • Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005, co-produced with OLM, Inc.)
  • Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken (2006–2008)
    • Raō Den: Jun'ai no Shō (2006)
    • Raō Den: Gekitō no Shō (2007)
    • Zero: Kenshirō Den (2008)
  • Oshare Majo: Love and Berry (2007)

Television movies and specials

  • Bōchan (Jun.1980)
  • Nijū-yon (24) no Hitomi (Oct. 1980)
  • Sugata Sanshirō (1981)
  • Son Goku: Silk Road o Tobu!! (1982)
  • Annual Lupin III TV movies (1989–present)
  • Soreike! Anpanman
    • Minami no Umi o Sukae (1990)
    • Kieta Jam Oji-san (1993)
    • Keito no Shiro no Christmas (1995)
  • Rayearth: Zokan go (1995)

OVA

  • 2001 Nights (1987)
  • Ace o Nerae! 2: Stage 1-6 (Mar.1988)
  • God mars : The Untold Legend (Jun.1988)
  • Lupin III
  • Ace o Nerae!: Final Stage (1989)
  • Tengai makyo: Jiraiya Oboro Hen (Jul.1990)
  • (Office Lady) Kaizō Kōza (Nov.1990)
  • Katsugeki Shōjo Tanteidan (Dec.1990)
  • Wizardry (Feb.1991)
  • Shizuka Narudon (Apr.1991)
  • Ozanari Dungeon (Sept.1991)
  • Soreike! Anpanman
    • Christmas Da! Minna Atsumare! (annual Christmas releases) (1992–present)
    • Otanjōbi Series (1995)
  • Maps (anime) (1994)
  • Rayearth (Jul.1997)
  • B't X NEO(Aug.1997)
  • Glass no Kamen: Sen no Kamen o Motsu Shōjo (1998)
  • Super Mobile Legend Dinagiga (1998)
  • Aoyama Gōshō Tanhenshū (1999)
  • Karakuri no Kimi (2000)
  • Azusa, Otetsudai Shimasu! (2004)
  • Hamtaro Premium 4 0VAS (2002–2004)
  • Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken (2006–presente)
    • Yuria Den (2007) (OVA)
    • Toki Den (2008) (OVA)


Foreign productions

TMS has also worked on numerous animated series airing in foreign countries.

  • Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers
  • Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (Quest of the Chaos Emeralds 4-Parter was done by Telecom Animation Film, the episode Super Robotnik and the intro of the show was done by TMS; other episodes were done by various animation studios)
  • An American Tail 3: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
  • Animaniacs (among other companies)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (6 episodes)
  • Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (direct-to-video feature; TV series is done by Dong Yang Animation and Koko Enterprises)
  • Bionic Six
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Cybersix (Japanese/Canadian co-production by Telecom Animation Film)
  • Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
  • Dennis the Menace (in collaboration with other companies)
  • DuckTales (a couple of episodes were also done by Telecom Animation Film)
  • Galaxy High
  • Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats
  • Inspector Gadget (first season only; the pilot was animated by Telecom Animation Film and a handful of episodes were also animated by Wang Film Productions/Cuckoo's Nest Studios)
  • The Littles
  • Mighty Orbots
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Peter Pan and the Pirates(13 episodes; other episodes were done by various South Korean studios and Wang Film Productions.)
  • Pinky and the Brain (Pinky and the Brain Christmas)
  • Popples
  • Rainbow Brite
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Reporter Blues (Italian series)
  • Soccer Fever (Italian series)
  • Spider-Man: The Animated Series (animated together with Korean studios.)
  • Superman: The Animated Series
  • Sweet Sea
  • The New Batman Adventures (select episodes)
  • The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries (Season 1)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (among other companies)
    • How I Spent My Vacation (1992 direct to video feature)
  • The Transformers (1 episode, Call of the Primitives, only; other episodes by Japanese studio Toei Animation and South Korean studio AKOM)
  • Ulysses 31
  • Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light
  • Wuzzles
  • Zorro: The Animated Series

Additional work

In addition to the above, TMS Entertainment has also worked on the following as an additional subcontactor.

References

External links

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