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Creator / Studio Pierrot

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Established in 1979 by several former animators of Mushi Productions and Tatsunoko Production, Studio Pierrot (ぴえろ) is a Japanese anime production studio mainly known for shonen manga adaptations. They currently create the famous shonen anime Naruto, and its spin-off Boruto. 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. As well as their adaptations of Urusei Yatsura, Kimagure Orange Road, and Yu Yu Hakusho

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  • Animation Bump:
    • Their 80s productions are far better animated then their later stuff, this includes Urusei Yatsura, Mysterious Cities of Gold and Magical Angel Creamy Mami, the same can be said for some of their 90's productions like Yu Yu Hakusho.
    • Most of the high-profile fight scenes in the Naruto franchise are known for having very fluid and detailed animation, especially when compared to the rest of the series normal episodes.
  • Off-Model: Due in part to making long runners, with many episodes of said shows (Naruto especially) wholesaled out to sub-standard South Korean studios (namely NARA Animation Studio).
    • This was also a reason why they left Korra midway through season 2 and returned to Studio Mir (though in the art book for season 2, the producers do give them a bit of praise).
    • DYNAMIC CHORD became infamous for its (lack of) quality control not just between episodes, but between scene cuts.
    • More than most studios, they also parody the practice, as seen in Mahou Shoujo Ore and Shinya! Tensai Bakabon.


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