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Bones (株式会社 ボンズ, Kabushiki-gaisha Bonzu) is an animation studio located in Suginami, Tokyo. They're known for creating several hit anime in the early 2000's.


Bones was founded by former Sunrise staff members Masahiko Minami, Hiroshi Ōsaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto in October 1998. One of their first projects was collaborating with Sunrise on Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door, a feature film based on the Cowboy Bebop anime series.

In 2007 the company lost one of the 3 main co-founders Hiroshi Ōsaka to cancer. Since his passing, Makoto Watanabe and Takahiro Komori joined the board of directors.


Some of their more popular works include: