->''"[[MemeticMutation Gee, that Hajime Yatate guy's made a lot of stuff.]]"''

[[http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp Sunrise]] is one of the biggest anime makers in all of Japan. If you are thinking "RealRobot", you probably mean Sunrise's production. Between decades-spanning Franchise/{{Gundam}} franchise and one-shot gems like ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' and ''Anime/CodeGeass'', Sunrise has long since cemented its reputation of one of the HumongousMecha market trend makers. Also, being a subsidiary of Creator/BandaiEntertainment (since 1994), many of its works (the ones involving HumongousMecha, of course) end up in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' sooner or later.

Several of Sunrise's original series credit "HajimeYatate" as their original creator; that's a collective pseudonym for Sunrise and its animation staff. Yatate is depicted as an actual person in ''Manga/GundamSousei'', a comedy ''loosely'' depicting the making of the original ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''. Apparently he's a loudmouth who wears a cowboy hat everywhere. Who knew?

Creator/StudioDEEN, Creator/StudioBONES, Creator/{{EMUAI}}, Creator/StudioDub, Creator/StudioTakuranke and Creator/{{Manglobe}} were formed by former Sunrise staff members.

They also animated eight episodes of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''[[labelnote:List]]"Pretty Poison", "The Cat and The Claw, Part 1", "The Clock King", both parts to "Heart of Steel", "I am The Night", "Off Balance" and "The Man Who Killed Batman"[[/labelnote]] to mixed results. Eventually they become one of the two animation studios, along with Creator/{{AKOM}}, to be taken off the series. Nevertheless, Sunrise later created ''Anime/TheBigO'', a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''-influenced project with a considerably more positive reception in the West.

Sunrise were also responsible for an aborted attempt to create an Americanized Gundam series, known as Doozy Bots, long before dubbing any of the actual anime. Though nothing was made beyond a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8um1N78AhY rather hilariously misguided pilot]].

At Anime Boston 2013, Sunrise [[http://www.fandompost.com/2013/05/25/sunrise-bringing-more-bandai-entertainment-titles-to-other-distributors/ announced]] that they were negotiating with various distributors (Creator/{{Funimation}}, Creator/VizMedia, Creator/SentaiFilmworks, Creator/NozomiEntertainment, etc.) to give their shows formerly licensed by Creator/BandaiEntertainment "new homes", after Bandai decided to cease DVD production. So far, Nozomi has [[http://www.rightstuf.com/rssite/comingSoon/gundam698ue00-un/ announced their distribution]] of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''. This, along with Creator/DiscotekMedia's acquisition of ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6'' (which was actually a Creator/{{Gonzo}} title, but was still licensed by Bandai), is a good sign for fans of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', ''Anime/TheBigO'', ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and various other Bandai-owned shows, as well as for newcomers who want to get into said series without spending [[CrackIsCheaper an arm and a leg]] on Bandai's previous releases.

At Sunrise's panel at Otakon 2013, these potential license rescues were realized. Sentai Filmworks had picked up ''Anime/TheBigO'' and ''Anime/SCryed'' among many others. Funimation picked up many of the other big-name series like ''Anime/CodeGeass'', ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'', ''Anime/OutlawStar'' (and its spiritual successor ''Anime/AngelLinks'') and ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and more (the only release confirmed for Blu-Ray is ''Cowboy Bebop'').

For the UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-winning, classic 1927 silent film, see ''Film/{{Sunrise}}''.
!!Responsible for the following original series:
* ''Anime/ArgentoSoma''
* ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'' (With Creator/NipponAnimation)
* ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine''
* ''Anime/{{Betterman}}''
* ''Anime/TheBigO''
* ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner''
* ''Anime/BrainPowerd''
* ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan''
* ''The Anime/BraveSeries'' (Co-produced with Takara Toy Co.)
* ''Anime/BuddyComplex''
* ''Choriki Robo Galatt''
* ''ClusterEdge''
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''
* ''Manga/{{Colorful}}''
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop''
* ''Anime/CrossAnge''
* ''Anime/CrushGearTurbo''
* ''{{Anime/Daitarn 3}}''
* ''Anime/FangOfTheSunDougram''
* ''Anime/FutureGPXCyberFormula''
* ''Anime/{{Gasaraki}}''
* ''Anime/GearFighterDendoh''
* ''GiantGorg''
* ''Anime/GingaHyouryuuVifam''
* ''{{Film/Gunhed}}''
* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim''
* ''Anime/IdolmasterXenoglossia''
* ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius''
* ''Anime/JushinLiger''
* ''The Franchise/{{Mai Hi ME}} (''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'', etc.) Franchise''
* ''The Franchise/{{Gundam}} Franchise''
* ''Franchise/LoveLive'' (in partnership with ASCII Media Works and Lantis)
* ''Anime/MajokkoTickle'' (co-production with ToeiCompany)
* ''Anime/MetalArmorDragonar''
* ''Anime/MiraiRoboDaltanious''
* ''Mutekirobo Trider G7''
* ''Anime/OvermanKingGainer''
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient''
* ''Anime/PhiBrainPuzzleOfGod''
* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}'' (Original and 1990s remake)
* ''Robokko Beeton''
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'' (Co-Produced with ToeiCompany)
* ''Anime/RoninWarriors''
* ''Anime/SacredSeven''
* ''Anime/SCryed''
* ''Anime/SeraphimCall''
* ''Anime/SoraOKakeruShoujo''
* ''Anime/SpacePirateMito'' (with Creator/TriangleStaff)
* ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon''
* ''Anime/{{Steamboy}}'' (With Creator/Studio4C)
* ''Tank Knights Portriss'' (with Creator/DongWooAnimation)
* ''Anime/TigerAndBunny''
* ''Anime/TribeCoolCrew'' (With Creator/AjiaDo)
* ''Anime/ValvraveTheLiberator''
* ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne''
* ''Anime/WildKnightsGulkeeva''
* ''Anime/WitchHunterRobin''
* ''Anime/{{Xabungle}}''
* ''Anime/{{Zambot 3}}''
* ''Anime/{{Zegapain}}''
* ''Anime/ZettaiMutekiRaijinOh''
** ''Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger''
** ''Anime/NekketsuSaikyoGosaurer''

!!Sunrise also adapted the following into anime versions:
* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' (With Creator/TMSEntertainment)
* ''Anime/BattleSpiritsShonenToppaBashin'' (and the rest of the ''Battle Spirits'' franchise)
* ''Manga/BinboGamiGa''
* ''Manga/CityHunter''
* ''LightNovel/CrestOfTheStars''
* ''LightNovel/CrusherJoe'' (with Creator/StudioNue)
* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' (second series with Toei Animation and third series with Japan Vistic)
* ''Manga/DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys''
* ''Anime/DinoZaurs''
* ''VideoGame/DinosaurKing''
* ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' (with Studio Nue)
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}''
* ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere''
* ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}'' (with KyotoAnimation)
* ''Literature/KaiketsuZorori'' (series, with Creator/AjiaDo)
* ''Manga/{{Kekkaishi}}''
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn''
* ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}''
* ''Anime/MightyCatMaskedNiyandar''
* ''Manga/OutlawStar''
** ''Anime/AngelLinks''
* ''Anime/{{Planetes}}''
* ''Manga/SgtFrog''
* ''Shutsugeki! MachineRobo Rescue''
* ''Anime/StarshipTroopers'' (A 6-episode {{OVA}} in 1988)
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''
* ''Anime/TheUltraman'' (a.k.a. ''Ultraman Joeneus'', 1979 anime installment of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' co-produced with Tsuburaya)
* ''Manga/YakitateJapan''
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' (''IDOLO'' and ''Dolores, i'' spinoffs)

!!Aside from ''Batman'', Sunrise also worked on the following American cartoons:
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Centurions}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeTheMovie'' (Key Animation, through Nobuyoshi Sasakado)
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' (Ink & Paint for season one)
* ''WesternAnimation/JayceAndTheWheeledWarriors''
* ''Legend of Sarmoti: Siegfried & Roy, The''
* ''WesternAnimation/StreetFighter'' (18 episodes)[[labelnote:List]]"Desert Thunder", "Eye of the Beholder", "The Hand That Feeds You", "Chunnel Vision", "Strange Bedfellows", and all of season 2[[/labelnote]] (Creator/{{Madhouse}} did the rest)
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' (Key & In-Between Animation, through Nobuyoshi Sasakado, Yasuyoshi Uwai, Kiyomitsu Tsuji, Yoshimitsu Fujitaka and Tadashi Yahata)

!!Other Anime Sunrise has worked on include:
* ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Manga/AChannel'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Anime Mirai'' (In-Between Animation for the following):
** ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia''
** ''Ryo''
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''VideoGame/DanballSenki'' (Key Animation)
* ''LightNovel/DemonKingDaimao'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' (In-Between Animation; Production Assistance)
* ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}: The Professional'' (Finish Animation)
* ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'' (Key Animation)
* ''Manga/InitialD'' (Digital Paint, ''First Stage'')
* ''Anime/KiddyGirlAnd'' (Animation Assistance)
* ''Anime/LupinIIILegendOfTheGoldOfBabylon'' (Finish Animation)
* ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/{{Mitsudomoe}}'' (Production Assistance)
* ''LightNovel/{{Oreimo}}'' (2nd Key & In-Between Animation; In-Between Assistance)
* ''Anime/PsychoPass'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Anime/RobotCarnival'' (Production Cooperation)
* ''Manga/ServantXService'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Manga/TheSeveringCrimeEdge'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/SilverSpoon'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Anime/SistersOfWellber'' (Key Animation)
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' (In-Between Animation Cooperation)
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' (2nd Key & In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/UnGo'' (2nd Key Animation)
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' (Copyright, series)
* ''VideoGame/{{Valis}}'' (promotional video)
* ''Anime/WolfsRain'' (Production Cooperation)

More credits from the company can be found on their [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=34 ANN page]].

!!Tropes associated with Sunrise:
* AnimationBump: Used to the point where their animation is referred to as "[[FanNickname Sunrise Smooth]]" to many[[note]]unfortunately, [[OffModel it (usually) sacrifices consistency]][[/note]].
* AssKickingPose: Called the [[FanNickname Brave Perspective]] in Japan due to [[Anime/BraveSeries recurring use]], the pose is performed by SwordPointing a {{BFS}} diagonally upwards in [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou extreme foreshortening]]. Also known as the Sunrise Stance much like the [[Creator/StudioGainax Gainax Stance]], it has become [[ShoutOut referenced]] endlessly even in professional works.
* ConspicuousCG: Whenever they use CG, generally speaking, but the examples include shows like ''CodeGeass'', recent Gundam series and ''KeroroGunsou''...'''ESPECIALLY''' ''Keroro Gunsou''. This is largely due to trying to make the models look photo-realistic and cartoonish at the same time, with varying degrees of success. Nevertheless, integration has admittedly improved over the years.
** This ends up being extremely noticeable in ''Franchise/LoveLive'', where every single dance routine ends up using CG as much as, if not more than the normal art.
* EnhancedOnDVD: Sunrise also has a reputation of considerably polishing and at times revising many of its shows for DVD/Bluray or subsequent releases. Case in point: ''CodeGeass'' or the HD Editions of ''Gundam SEED''.
* HumongousMecha: The Kings of this trope, at least in the RealRobot genre (though ToeiAnimation was one of the originators).
* {{Mascot}}: While not having an official one, one ''could'' argue that the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam RX-78 Gundam, Haro]] or Keroro might count.
* MerchandiseDriven: The '''Entire''' Gundam Franchise is built around this trope (The sales of the models actually saved it). Some of their other shows also fall into this category.
** ''TigerAndBunny'' is both an inverted and played-straight example. The show sells ''incredible'' amounts of merchandise (It all [[MemeticMutation sold out in X seconds]]). It's also about corporate-sponsored superheroes - real corporations, mind you - so the show is driven ''by'' the merchandise.
* OffModel: This occurs from time to time in several of their anime, especially in the original [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gundam series]] and its sequels or spin-offs.
** A similar issue the company has become to be noted for is the fact that some of their characters are often given fatter-than-usual fingers in certain scenes or episodes (aptly [[FanNickname nicknamed]] "Sausage Fingers").
** Kevin Altieri [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/backstage/animato/ praised]] Sunrise's contribution to the ''Batman'' episode "The Cat and the Claw, Part One" by saying "They blew so many other simpler things, and ''this'' they pulled off!" in reference to a difficult sequence[[note]]The one where Red Claw is briefing her men[[/note]]. Sums up their reputation for this trope quite well.
*** Also mentioned in the same article, Altieri talks about how they struggled with Poison Ivy in "Eternal Youth"[[note]]making her long-limbed[[/note]]. It further mentions that one scene in "Pretty Poison"[[note]]the scene where she exits the restaurant[[/note]] had to be re-animated in America.
** ''Street Fighter''. The majority of Sunrise's episodes were sent to their Hong Kong studio (uncredited), where they clearly didn't have quality control going on.[[note]]mind you, the series didn't have the best animation quality to begin with[[/note]]
* ProductionPosse: The company in particular favors {{Creator/Wish}}, Creator/NakamuraProductions and Creator/AsahiProduction in the majority of their works. With other companies[[note]]Including Creator/StudioDub, Creator/AnimeR, Creator/TransArts, [[Creator/TakahashiProduction T2 Studio]] and in earlier years, {{Creator/SHAFT}} and Creator/StudioDEEN[[/note]] also being used on a semi-regular basis.
* SpiritualSuccessor: The studio was originally [[http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%99%AB%E3%83%97%E3%83%AD%E3%83%80%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3 established]] by many of the original staff of Creator/MushiProductions.