Studio Junio (スタジオジュニオ) was an anime studio founded in 1970 by Takao Kozai after Hatena Pro (of which Takao was co-founder) disbanded and split a year prior. Since their establishment, they have worked with TMS and Toei on several anime. In 1999, after the troubled production of Gundress, the company withdrew from the animation business and a year later, reorganized itself as a joint-stock company under the name Junio Brain Trust.
See FAI International and SynergySP, studios founded by former Junio staff.
Major Productions by Junio:
- 3×3 Eyes: Legend of the Divine Demon (with Toei)
- Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World
- Batman: The Animated Series (Seven episodesList )
- DNA Sights 999.9 (with Madhouse and Satelight)
- Freakazoid! (One episode: "Next Time, Phone Ahead/Nerdator")
- Gundress - To date, their final production, and the final straw that broke the camel's back for the company.
- Hakugei: Legend of the Moby Dick - First 18 episodes; Tezuka Productions did the rest.
- Kyoryu Wakusei
- The Legend of Calamity Jane (Episodes done with Jade Animation)
- Montana Jones (with REVER)
- New Cutey Honey (with Toei and Trans Arts)<!—/index—>
- Ninja Gaiden: The Dragon Sword Story<!—index—>
- O-bake no... Holly
- Popples (Uncredited animation for DiC Entertainment, with KK C&D Asia, Studio Shaft, Studio Korumi and Madhouse)
- Road Rovers (Animation alongside AKOM. Episodes done with Jade, Studio DEEN, Thai Wang Film Production and Group TAC)
- Saber Marionette J (With Hal Film Maker)
Other Projects by Junio
- Agent Aika (In-Between Animation)
- Animaniacs (Animation Cooperation for TMS, uncredited)List
- Anpanman (Finish & In-Between Animation)
- Cyber Team in Akihabara (Key Animation)
- Dragon Ball Z (Key & In-Between Animation; Also worked on the first series)
- Flame of Recca (In-Between Animation)
- Gasaraki (Animation)
- Ghost in the Shell (In-Between Animation)
- Honey Bee in Toycomland (co-producer with TMS)
- Japanese Masterpiece Fairytale Series: Heart of the Red Bird (aka Akai Tori no Kokoro)
- The Jetsons (Animation Cooperation for Toei Animation, Season 3, 1 episode note , uncredited)
- Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (In-Between Animation)
- Kaitou Saint Tail (Ink & Paint)
- Lupin III (Key Animation for Lupin III: Dead or Alive, Lupin III: From Siberia With Love and Lupin III: Voyage to Danger; Animation Assistance for Lupin III: The Secret of Twilight Gemini; was also involved with Lupin III: Part 1)
- Macross 7 (Ending Animation for Encore)
- Martian Successor Nadesico (Finish Animation)
- Neon Genesis Evangelion (Animation, End of Evangelion)
- New Gigantor (Animation Cooperation for TMS)
- Penguin Memories (Animation Cooperation for KK C&D Asia note )
- Punch-Out!! (Illustration work)
- The Rose of Versailles (Finish Animation)
- Rurouni Kenshin (Key Animation)
- Slayers (Production Assistance for The Movie)
- Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Cutscenes, With Toei Animation)
- Time Gal (Animation with Toei, uncredited)
- Tokimeki Tonight (Finish Animation; Animation Cooperation)
- Touch (1981) (Production Assistance)
- Trigun (In-Between Animation; Production Cooperation)
- The Transformers (uncredited)*
Tropes associated with Junio
- Animation Bump: Sonic CD, Batman
- Animesque: One of Junio's Batman episodes had this (see Off Model below).
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: What was once one of the more well-respected anime studios out there. Junio would suffer greatly during the production of Gundress that it effectively killed any remaining goodwill they had left, and forced them to change industries entirely. With most of its animation staff forming FAI International and Synergy SP.
- Off-Model: Junio did animation for one Batman episode ("The Underdwellers") that looked nothing like their other episodes, or indeed, like the other studios. This almost caused the WB staff to fire them, much as they did with Sunrise and AKOM.