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Madhouse (マッドハウス) is a highly-regarded Japanese animation studio, probably best known for their adaptation of Death Note, their works with CLAMP, their anime first shows, and the movies of Satoshi Kon, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro and Mamoru Hosoda. They are also known for doing some of the anime of a mix of western works, for example, Highlander: The Search for Vengeance, Supernatural, Marvel Anime: X-Men, and part of the second season of The Boondocks. As noted, Madhouse had a long relationship with the late Satoshi Kon; they animated every project he directed (Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, Paranoia Agent, Paprika, The Dream Machine).

The company was established in 1972 by several former Mushi Pro staff—including Masao Maruyama, Osamu Dezaki, Rintaro, and Yoshiaki Kawajiri—as an outsourcing unit for TMS Entertainment. Maruyama retired from the company in 2011 at the age of 70 to start MAPPA, which resulted in a significant number of staff leaving and marked the End of an Age. Post-2011 Madhouse is in the process of fashioning a new identity for itself.

They have also come to develop a relationship with the Baltimore based anime convention Otakon, with Masao Maruyama now being an honorary regular of the event while the studio itself produces its "intro animations."

The company also owns South Korean-based studios DR Movie, MOI Animation (later known as Mua Film and presently as Tiger Animation) and Anihouse Sun (whose credits will be mentioned on this page). More credits can be found here.

See Studio Annapuru, Triangle Staff, and the aforementioned MAPPA, studios founded by former Madhouse employees.

The Canipa Effect has produced an Anime Studio Spotlight about Madhouse. Watch it here.

Not to be confused with the 1974, 1990, or 2004 films, the fanfic, or the European dance music act Mad'house known for their cover of Madonna's "Like a Prayer."

Notable Madhouse series and films:

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     Western Animation 

     Outsourced work, main studio and Anihouse 

Through select animators, List not complete