Creator: MAPPA

Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association, or better known simply as MAPPA, is a Japanese studio established in 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

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 Sakamichi no Apollon or the fights in Rage of Bahamut: Genesis.
  • Conspicuous CG: CG is prominently featured in all their productions.
  • Doing It for the Art: The whole purpose of the studio.
  • Producing Against Type: "Pursue projects that may be less obviously commercial" does not explain the existence of Teekyu!.
  • Production Posse: Like the studio it spun off of, Dr Movie is used prominently in their productions.
  • Scenery Porn