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Sunrise Moves to New Head Office Named After Gundam's White Base

posted on by Kim Morrissy
New office in Tokyo's Suginami Ward will gather 4 affiliated companies under the same building starting from October 25

Animation studio Sunrise announced on its website on Monday that it has relocated to a new head office in Tokyo's Suginami Ward. The office's name is "White Base," a reference to the iconic spaceship in the Mobile Suit Gundam anime. Sunrise hopes to "bring together each and every person's strong feelings and deliver them to everyone in the world, just like the White Base in Mobile Suit Gundam."

The new office gathers four affiliated companies under the same building: Sunrise, Bandai Namco Pictures, Sunrise Beyond, and Sunrise Music. Sunrise claims that this will facilitate easier and safer communication between the four companies, which were previously scattered across over 20 separate departments. Sunrise has unveiled images of the building's production area, the business operations area, and the conference room.

Operations for Sunrise Music and Sunrise's IP corporate headquarters, management head office, and business auditing room will begin at the new office from October 25. Sunrise's various animation production studios will follow suit starting from November 1. The timeline is as follows:

  • November 1: Studios 2-4, Animation cram school, production department
  • February 7: Studios 5, 7, 10, Digital Creation Studio
  • March 28: Studios 1, 6, 9

From January 17, Bandai Namco Pictures will start operations at the new location. This will begin with the operations, planning, and management departments. Under the production department, the production advancement and management sections, as well as studios A, B, and E will also begin operating from that date. This will be followed by studios C and F and the Iwaki Studio Tokyo Office on January 24. Sunrise Beyond plans to begin operations starting from June, 2022.

Source: Sunrise official website

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