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Animal Ya (あにまる屋), alternatively called "Animal House" and currently known as Ekura Animal (エクラアニマル), is a Japanese studio established in 1982 by former Shin-Ei Animation animators Hiroshi Fukutomi and Toshiyuki Honda.

Since 2003, one of their production arms, Studio Comet (スタジオコメット; a studio founded in 1986 by Ex-Tsuchida Production staff members after the studio went out of business, after which, Comet was funded by Animal Ya), split from them. For sake of simplicity, both companies have been combined into this article.

Compare TMS Entertainment, Toei Animation, and Madhouse, other anime companies that have had a presence in Western Animation (TMS in particular), as well as Wombat, Studio Jack and Studio Twinkle, Comet's longtime partners. Do not confuse for Animal House (see Name's the Same).


Shows (Anime & American) worked on by Animal-Ya/Studio Comet


Studio Comet

Other Anime worked on by Animal-Ya/Comet

Animal-Ya/Ekura Animal

Studio Comet

Tropes associated by Animal-Ya/Studio Comet

  • Animated Adaptation: Mortal Kombat, Miami Guns and most of Comet's output.
  • Meaningful Name: For Studio Comet, as 1986 was the year Hailey's Comet passed Earth.
  • Name's the Same: Their name for several of their American works is similar to the National Lampoon films of the same name.
  • Off-Model: The Gargoyles episode "Double Jeopardy" suffered from really wonky animation. Disappointing, because the first minute (all the material in the first flashback sequence) was really well-animated.

Alternative Title(s): Studio Comet