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White Fox, Egg Firm Invest in New Anime Company Studio Bind

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Animation production and management company EGG FIRM and anime Studio White FOX have announced that they have invested in a new anime studio called Studio Bind. The new studio will produce the television anime of author Rifujin na Magonote and illustrator Shirotaka's Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation light novel series that will premiere in 2020.

Toshiya Ōtomo — who has worked with production advancement on such anime as Linebarrels of Iron, Durarara!!, Bodacious Space Pirates, and Aquarion Evol — is the studio's representative director. The studio is based in Tokyo's Suginami ward.

Studio Bind was founded in November 2018, and previously collaborated on production for episodes 22 and 31 of the Karakuri Circus anime.

Nobuhiro Osawa (Sword Art Online, Prison School, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? chief producer) founded EGG FIRM in 2015, and the company collaborated with J.C. Staff to animate The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. anime series as its first project in 2016 (the company also collaborated on several anime productions in 2015). EGG FIRM's most recent projects include Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld, Kandagawa Jet Girls, and No Guns Life.

WHITE FOX was founded in April 2007, and has produced such anime as Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Steins;Gate, Steins;Gate 0, Arifureta - From Commonplace to World's Strongest, Jormungand, Jormungand Perfect Order, Is the order a rabbit? both seasons, Girls' Last Tour, and Akame ga KILL!, among others. The company is animating the current Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious series.

Sources: Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo), Studio Bind's website

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