Creator / MAPPA

Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association, or better known simply as MAPPA, is a Japanese studio established on June 14, 2011 by former Madhouse staff (including co-founder Masao Mayurama).

The objective behind the studio is to achieve greater creative freedom to pursue projects that may be less obviously commercial.

Works by MAPPA

Television series

Feature-length films

As Subcontractors

Tropes Associated with MAPPA:

  • Amateur Cast: They prefer to use newer voice actors as opposed to established names in the industry.
  • Animation Bump: Select scenes animate at a much more fluid pace than the rest of the episode, like the music scenes in Kids on the Slope or the fights in Rage of Bahamut: Genesis.
  • Conspicuous CG: CG is prominently featured in most of their productions, though Yuri!!! on Ice and In This Corner of the World are notable exceptions.
  • Scenery Porn
  • Start My Own: Masao Maruyama formed MAPPA after retiring from Madhouse in 2011 when he was 70 years old.