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). As of 2015, the company is owned by Imagica.

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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