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TOHO Acquires Controlling Stake in TIA, Renames it to Toho Animation Studio

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
TOHO now has 67.4% stake in studio, with ILCA controlling remaining 32.6%

TOHO announced on Saturday that it has acquired a controlling stake in TIA (TOHO Interactive Animation) studio, making it a subsidiary company, and changing its name to TOHO Animation Studio.

CG animation studios ILCA and Anima established the company jointly with the name I&A in 2017. The company changed its name to TIA in 2019. TOHO acquired a 34.8% stake in the company in 2020, with ILCA and Anima each maintaining a 32.6% stake, respectively. TOHO's new controlling stake represents a buyout of Anima's stake, with TOHO now controlling a 67.4% stake.

The studio has previously produced the 100 Nichikan Ikita Wani anime film, and the iii icecrin, iii icecrin 2, Ninja Collection, and That is the Bottleneck anime series.

Sources: Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo), Toho Animation Studio

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