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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're best known for adapting the famous shonen anime Naruto, and its spin-off Boruto. They also produced the Bleach anime before it was prematurely canceled in 2012, though they would later work on a continuation in 2022. Before the 2000s, they were best known for their Magical Girl series, such as Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel, Persia, the Magic Fairy, Magical Emi, the Magic Star, Magical Idol Pastel Yumi, and Fancy Lala. As well as their adaptations of Urusei Yatsura, Kimagure Orange Road, and YuYu Hakusho.

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Studio Pierrot credits include:



Tropes Associated with Pierrot:

  • 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.
  • Creator's Favorite: The staff from the studio unapologetically admits that they're big fans of Hinata Hyuga from Naruto (via interviews and an Omake in episode 165) to the point that they gave the franchise's creator a draft for a movie that would focus on her love story with the titular character!
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Production Posse: Has built up a rapport with T2 Studio since the late 1980snote . Also uses Hanjin Animation, Jiwoo Animation and NARA Animation Studio (Said sub-standard Korean studios) in more recent years.
  • Troubled Production: Akin to Toei Animation, when a series has this, it really has this, as shows like DYNAMIC CHORD and Black Clover have proven to be. A more tragic example of this also occurred when animating episode 2 of Welcome to The Ballroom.