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Also known as Anime Roman, Double R, Anime Aru or Anime Earl, Anime R (アニメアール) is an Osaka-based Japanese support studio established in the late 1970s by Moriyasu Taniguchi and Hiromi Muranaka. Since establishment, the company has worked with Sunrise on many of their shows.

They are also responsible for the anime short Pony Metal U-GAIM, based on a doujinshi series inspired by Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel.

Credits lists can be seen on the Anime News Network Encyclopedia. See also Studio Mu, a sister studio established by Muranaka and Angle, a studio established by animator Satoshi Inoue. AniPages has documented some of their 1980s/early 1990s works.

Anime R's credits include:


Outsourced; OVA and Movie work

Outsourced; TV and video games

Tropes shown by the company:

  • Animesque: Real Ghostbusters, The Transformers, ThunderCats, SilverHawks, Captain Power and Oban, to some degree.
  • Humongous Mecha: A sizable portion of their credits include at least one of these.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Compared to some of its contemporaries like Nakamura Productions or Studio Elle, it's seen a rather sharp decline in credits after 2010.
  • Production Posse: Were Loved by AIC and Sunrise between the 80s and 2000s.
  • Playing Against Type: Their American works, which are all but a very small portion of their credits.
    • Any time they served as producer (or co-producer) on a project will fall straight into this territory as well.