Creator: Studio Pierrot

Studio Pierrot is a Japanese anime production studio mainly known for shonen manga adaptations. They currently create the famous shonen anime Naruto, and its spin-off. 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.

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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, Yu Yu Hakusho, Mysterious Cities of Gold and Magical Angel Creamy Mami.
  • Off Model: Due in part of 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).
  • Playing Against Type: The Legend of Korra, which is one of the few American properties they've worked on. Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and Mysterious Cities of Gold also veer towards this category to some extent.
  • Production Posse: Has built up a rapport with T2 Studio since the late 1980snote . Also uses Hanjin Animation, Jiwoo Animation and NARA Animation Studio (Said sub-standard Korean studios) in more recent years.