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A-1 Pictures' Kōenji Studio Rebrands as CloverWorks

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Animation studio A-1 Pictures announced on Tuesday that it has renamed its Kōenji Studio as CloverWorks. The announcement noted that the name reflects a renewed focus on being a unique animation studio in response to diversifying animation.

CloverWorks' website lists that it is working on the Slow Start, DARLING in the FRANXX, and PERSONA 5 the Animation anime series, as well as the upcoming new Ace Attorney anime series.

A-1 Pictures began operations in 2006, and is a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment's Aniplex production company. Producer Mikihiro Iwata founded the studio, and its main studio is located in Tokyo's Asagaya area.

The company has produced such anime as The IDOLM@STER, anohana, Sword Art Online, Your Lie in April, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, The Asterisk War, ERASED, Granblue Fantasy the Animation, Eromanga Sensei, and Fate/Apocrypha. The studio is currently producing Record of Grancrest War and Slow Start, and is co-producing DARLING in the FRANXX with Studio Trigger.

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