Madhouse is a highly regarded Japanese animation studio, probably best known for their adaptation of Death Note, their works with CLAMP, their anime first shows, and the movies done by Satoshi Kon and Mamoru Hosoda. They are also known for doing some of the anime of a mix of western works, for example, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, Supernatural, The Pirates of Dark Water, X-Men, and part of the second season of The Boondocks. As noted, Madhouse had a long relationship with the late Satoshi Kon; they animated every project he directed (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, Paprika, The Dream Machine).The company was first established in 1972 by several former Mushi Pro staffnote as an outsourcing unit for TMS Entertainment.They have also recently come to develop a relationship with the Baltimore based anime convention: Otakon - with Masao Maruyama now being an honorary regular of the event as well as the studio itself now producing its "intro animations."The company also owns South Korean-based studios DR Movie and MOI Animation, and a Chinese subsidiary called Anihouse Sun (who's credits will be mentioned on this page). More credits can be found here.Not to be confused with the 1990 movie.
Notable Madhouse series and films:
Outsourced work, main studio and Anihouse