The current anime industry is one that produces a rather extraordinary amount of content. If you were to compare the output of the industry today to say, Fall of 1995 when Evangelion started airing, there’s quite a stark difference. At that time, an average of seven new shows were debuting every season, but now that number can be as high as thirty-five or so. This all can mean quite a few things — anime is certainly more popular than ever, and there is more content for fans. The number of people who have actively wanted to become a part of anime has grown by leaps and bounds as well, even if the workload can now be grueling and offer some stunningly low payout in many cases. For that reason especially, I’m hopeful that this next bit of news and other cases like it serve to alleviate that burden a little bit. A new anime studio is opening in Tokyo, and it will be known as Bibury Animation Studio.
The studio has been founded by the distinguished director known as Tensho, who has worked on series like Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic, the three Grisaia anime series, and Rewrite. Before his directorial work, he served as an animator and character designer under the moniker of Motoki Tanaka.
The name of the studio itself is the same as Bibury, a small town south-central England, and the exact location of all the scenes in England from Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic. Judging from the studio intro video above and his past work, it’s certainly apparent that Tensho has an attachment to the country, and it will be fascinating to see what else comes from that. Bibury Animation Studio‘s first production has already been decided. They will be producing the next chapter in the Grisaia series, known as Grisaia: Phantom Trigger. Check out the key visual for that project below!
Bibury Animation Studio: Official Website