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A-1 Pictures (株式会社A-1 Pictures, Kabushiki-gaisha A-1 Pikuchaz) is an animation studio that was founded by ex-Sunrise Producer Mikihiro Iwata. Officially the animation studio is a a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan's anime production firm Aniplex.


On May 9th, 2005, Sony Music Entertainment Japan animation production division established the company with Mikihiro Iwata as its founder. The original purpose for the studio was to oversee the production of only a few of Aniplex's family-oriented series. Since then, however, they've broadened their brand of genres and has since become a full fledged studios.


Some of their more popular works include: