Studio Wanpack Closes After 24 Years Due to Founder’s Death

The industry has lost another studio as Studio Wanpack announced that they will be closing down following the death of their found Koji Yamada on January 2.

The Osaka based studio never served as an anime’s headliner, but they played a vital role in the production of hundreds of anime. Studio Wanpack, which employed nearly 90 staff members, was a premier outsource studio that provided key animation and in-between anime work.

Some of the anime Studio Wanpack worked in their 24-year history includes:

 

Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

 

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice

 

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom Season 2 - Episode 24

 

Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

 

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

 

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

 

Golden Boy

Golden Boy

 

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann

 

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders

 

Studio Wanpack will officially close their doors on February 28. One of their last assignments was working on episode 4 of Laid-Back Camp.

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