Sunrise

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Sunrise
  • Nippon Sunrise
Established in September 1972
Founder Hajime Yatate
Key People Hajime Yatate
Headquarters Suginami , Tokyo , Japan
Services Provided Animation Studio Icon - Search.png
Parent Company Bandai
Subsidiaries Bones (Former)

Sunrise (株式会社サンライズ, Kabushiki Kaisha Sannraizu) is a famous Japanese animation studio founded by ex-Mushi Production members. Formerly known as Nippon Sunrise. They are notable for their renowned and original mecha series including Gundam, the Brave Series, The Vision of Escaflowne and many others, which have won many Animage Awards. Sunrise also adapt popular manga such as Gintama and City Hunter from Weekly Shōnen Jump and InuYasha from Weekly Shōnen Sunday and light novels such as Accel World and Dirty Pair. Studio Deen, Bones, Manglobe and A-1 Pictures were all founded by Sunrise members.

Many of Sunrise's original anime have other such as masked identities, all accompanied by fluid animation and created in-house by their staff under the pseudonym of the studio founder, Hajime Yatate. When most of Sunrise titles began international distribution, most were licensed were licensed by Japan's Bandai Visual, Europe's Beez Entertainment, and America's Bandai Entertainment until both western companies were shut down in 2012 after Bandai Entertainment's restructuring. Currently, Funimation, Viz Media, Sentai Filmworks, Aniplex of America, Madman Entertainment, etc. are the main distributors with Sunrise confirming future co-operation regarding DVD and Blu-ray merchandise.

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