Creator / OLM Incorporated

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Not to be confused with ILM.

OLM Incorporated (also known as Oriental Light & Magic, named after Industrial Light & Magic) is a Japanese studio established in 1995; they're mainly known for the Anime Adaptation of Pokémon.

They seem to have a working relationship with the game company Level-5, as they've worked on many of the anime adaptations and cutscenes for their games (Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Danball Senki, Yo-kai Watch).

See also GONZO, Rough Draft Studios, Satelight, DR Movie, Xebec, Toon City and Production I.G, other overseas animation studios that use CG constantly.


Anime done by OLM include:

Aditionally, OLM has been involved with the following Anime and live action films:


Tropes associated with OLM:

  • All-CGI Cartoon: Pac-Man, Kong
  • Animation Bump:
    • The Pokémon Movies with gusto.
    • Also present in Gunsmith Cats, Professor Layton and several episodes of Pokémon proper.
    • The fourth episode of Pokémon Origins manages to be the best looking of all four, despite having acclaimed animation studio, Production I.G working on the first episode. Presumably as a result of OLM having its best staff on board.
    • Episode 11 of Makai Senki Disgaea is slightly better animated than the rest of the show.
    • Any episode of Pokémon solo animated by animator Masaaki Iwane also automatically falls into this.
      • As a whole, the animation took a huge leap forward starting with the XY season. No doubt due to the use of CG backgrounds and ToonBoom being added to the production pipeline.
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Pokémon, unsurprisingly. In a similar vein, Yo-Kai Watch.
  • Conspicuous CG: Has cropped up in recent years. Especially with Pokémon starting with Diamond and Pearl.
  • Medium Blending: See above.


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