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, such stand outs include Urusei Yatsura and Magical Angel Creamy Mami.
  • Off Model: Due in part of making long runners, with many episodes of said shows wholesaled out to sub-standard South Korean studios (namely NARA Animation Studio). This was also as the reason for why they left Korra after six episodes of season 2 but unlike their anime Korra was outsourced to Magic Bus and Actas (2 sub stander Japanese studios) due to that their A-unit was doing Shirokuma Cafe at the time. It should also be noted that Korra's has a larger budget compared to their anime as well but most of their focus was on Shirokuma Cafe at that time which left Korra in the hands of lesser animators.
  • 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.