Creator / Studio Pierrot

Established in 1979 by several former animators of Mushi Productions and Tatsunoko Production, Studio Pierrot (ぴえろ) is a Japanese anime production studio mainly known for shonen manga adaptations. They currently create the famous shonen anime Naruto, and its spin-off Boruto. They also produced the Bleach anime before it was prematurely canceled in 2012. Before the 2000s, they were best known for their Magical Girl series, such as Magical Angel Creamy Mami, Persia, the Magic Fairy, Magical Star Magical Emi, Magical Idol Pastel Yumi, and Magical Stage Fancy Lala. As well as their adaptations of Urusei Yatsura and YuYu Hakusho

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Studio Pierrot credits include:



Tropes Associated with Pierrot:

  • Animation Bump: Their 80s productions are far better animated then their later stuff, this includes Urusei Yatsura, Mysterious Cities of Gold and Magical Angel Creamy Mami, the same can be said for some of their 90's productions like Yu Yu Hakusho.
  • Off-Model: Due in part to making long runners, with many episodes of said shows (Naruto especially) wholesaled out to sub-standard South Korean studios (namely NARA Animation Studio).
    • This was also a reason why they left Korra midway through season 2 (though in the art book for season 2, the producers do give them a bit of praise).