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Mar 1, 2016 5:50 PM
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Kenji Horikawa, founder and president of P.A. Works, posted several photos of the interior of the animation studio's new premises on his Twitter account on Sunday. The new office building is estimated to be completed in the spring.

Horikawa commended the construction team on the interior design of the production floor, which will allow the studio to gather all of its creative team in a single space. The site will replace the studio's current location in a shared three-story building in downtown Nanto in Toyama Prefecture. The company also operates a branch studio in Tokyo.

P.A. Works announced in September that it had purchased a tract of land in the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway Johana Service Area (pictured) in Nanto as the site of its new head office. The announcement was made as part of the studio's 15th anniversary celebration. The upcoming original TV anime Kuromukuro, directed by Tensai Okamura, is the studio's 15th anniversary project.

Nanto is designated as a city with an ecovillage concept. The new building site in Johana is located near an area called Sakuragaike, where cherry blossom trees bloom in the spring. Nanto's city administration is planning to transform the service area into a "creative plaza" that serves as an oasis of creativity.

Johana Studio Interior (February 2016)



Source: Kenji Horikawa Twitter
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Mar 1, 2016 5:52 PM
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Good for them....
Mar 1, 2016 6:02 PM
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Their anime reflects their offices: utterly bland and impersonal.
Mar 1, 2016 6:04 PM
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Great, now please make Shirobako 2nd season or movie



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Mar 1, 2016 6:06 PM
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I hope this means they're doing well financially, wouldn't want them to go bankrupt anytime soon.

RayAdha said:
Great, now please make Shirobako 2nd season or movie


Also this. Either that or Aerial Girls Squad full version.
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Mar 1, 2016 6:07 PM
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Ooh it's a timber structure. Looks great. It's definitely an improvement from the old one (the Nanto one).
Mar 1, 2016 6:09 PM
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Max said:
Their anime reflects their offices: utterly bland and impersonal.


Damn, I wanted to say something like that.
Mar 1, 2016 6:13 PM
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Oh. PA Works visuals are already top notch. Hope it improves even more.

Who cares about new office tho, all I want is a new good anime series
Mar 1, 2016 6:13 PM
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Does this mean Charlotte was rushed because they waisted money on a new building instead of giving the series a full 26 episodes total which it clearly needed?
Mar 1, 2016 6:13 PM

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Max said:
Their anime reflects their offices: utterly bland and impersonal.
Oh my... The burn is too much. Anyway, their office looks bland like MAx said.
Mar 1, 2016 6:20 PM

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People be cray. P.A. Works (aside from Glasslip lol) has made mostly fantastic anime. Can't wait to see if this helps them improve at all.
Mar 1, 2016 6:51 PM

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and here in this thread we have ppl who haven't watched much of pa works criticizes pa works

anyways I'm excited for this i love the expansion and pa works are amazing but like every studio they have their share of shit
Mar 1, 2016 6:54 PM

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Max said:
Their anime reflects their offices: utterly bland and impersonal.
And empty too.
And it looks easy to burn to the ground.

RayAdha said:
Great, now please make Shirobako 2nd season or movie
Cute girls building cute things when?
Mar 1, 2016 6:55 PM
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do they have money for this or this new building is a big debt for them? if it s debt then they better step up their anime making
Mar 1, 2016 7:55 PM

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So that's what their interior studio looks like.
Mar 1, 2016 8:40 PM

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Max said:
Their anime reflects their offices: utterly bland and impersonal.

You...I like you.
Mar 1, 2016 8:46 PM
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''hey they have a new place to work''
''lol fuck this studio''

Good old MAL strikes again.

OT: Not really a news that a lot of people care (like me) but thats nice for them.
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Mar 1, 2016 8:56 PM

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Shirobako S2:securing the funds for a new studio.
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Mar 1, 2016 9:06 PM
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People be cray. P.A. Works (aside from Glasslip lol) has made mostly fantastic anime. Can't wait to see if this helps them improve at all.

Yeah first charlotte, now haruchika. Great, isn't it?
Anyway looks bland.
Mar 1, 2016 9:08 PM

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Things will only go up for them here, P.A has arguably been the best studio in the last 6 years.
Mar 1, 2016 9:26 PM

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Cool, maybe we can get a NagiAsu: The After Years, where every thing is happy go lucky and not the least bit heartbreaking ever.
Mar 1, 2016 9:52 PM

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PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, give us an OVA/special episode of Glasslip based on the step-siblings romance and how their romance has progressed. PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!! That's my anime world OTP!!!!!


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Cool, maybe we can get a NagiAsu: The After Years, where every thing is happy go lucky and not the least bit heartbreaking ever.



Yeah, maybe this time Chisaki can tell Kaname as to why she never replied to his confession or as to why she was hugging Tsumugu on the boat and completely forgot about him. I cant believe Kaname ended up with Sayu.
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Mar 1, 2016 9:59 PM

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Guess they've been raking in some good money and have confidence that their future works will sell.
But Kuromukuro looks like flop material.
Mar 2, 2016 12:26 AM

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okay, i am not PA works haters or something, but why it name is johana? sound rally stupid to me.
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Kuma said:
okay, i am not PA works haters or something, but why it name is johana? sound rally stupid to me.


Johana's the name of the town, part of the Nanto suburb. I imagine they got some sort of tax break for helping to develop the plaza/ecovillage by moving there. That's a good move for them, they're showing the industry and their backers that they are ambitious and it should bring them more investors and quality work. Also a good way to keep quality staff within.
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Kuma said:
okay, i am not PA works haters or something, but why it name is johana? sound rally stupid to me.

Just like Nanto-the place's name.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C5%8Dhana_Station
Mar 2, 2016 1:01 AM

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Kuma said:
okay, i am not PA works haters or something, but why it name is johana? sound rally stupid to me.


Johana's the name of the town, part of the Nanto suburb. I imagine they got some sort of tax break for helping to develop the plaza/ecovillage by moving there. That's a good move for them, they're showing the industry and their backers that they are ambitious and it should bring them more investors and quality work. Also a good way to keep quality staff within.
thanks for explanation. what Johana mean in japan?
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Kuma said:
remmi_demmi said:


Johana's the name of the town, part of the Nanto suburb. I imagine they got some sort of tax break for helping to develop the plaza/ecovillage by moving there. That's a good move for them, they're showing the industry and their backers that they are ambitious and it should bring them more investors and quality work. Also a good way to keep quality staff within.
thanks for explanation. what Johana mean in japan?


The kanji is 城端 (Jouhana), which could mean 'border of the castle', or 'edge of the fortification wall'. I imagine it must have been the first line of fortification for the Nanto fort back in the day.

Just google mapped it and the building site looks great. Just by the expressway so easy to get to, and right by two lakes with camping grounds, French restaurants, a massive forest and surrounded by hills. Btw the city in PA Works' True Tears was modelled after Johana.
Mar 2, 2016 1:59 AM

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Hmm new work place hope this means they gonna start bringing out some more animes in the near future Shirobaku and Charlotte were quite good sellers, wish they took over some projects from madhouse since thoose beeches dont do 2nd season of animes which sell way over 10k+ each vol and are for sure good money catchers >,<
Mar 2, 2016 2:46 AM

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It looks like a nice location for P.A. Works. I hope that this move can secure more quality staff and work in the future. =)
Mar 2, 2016 8:56 AM

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Well, this isn't new really to me the images about the future new base of P.A. Works (Did at Dec. in yaraon-blog seen), but I wish nevertheless much success even in their new base...

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Does this mean Charlotte was rushed because they waisted money on a new building instead of giving the series a full 26 episodes total which it clearly needed?


Lol, I don't think so, it's more likely that the producers this time somehow not the freedom at Jun given have for it - What this a shame is...

But brobably gets Charlotte sometime again a chance for an remake...
Mar 2, 2016 10:50 AM

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Yay gimme more animus
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RayAdha said:
Great, now please make Shirobako 2nd season or movie
I don't know what else they can do for the 2nd season but I second this..

Mar 2, 2016 2:55 PM
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The name progressive animation always makes me laugh.

Lets chose some english name, cause this is mandatory for studios. It also has to be easily abbreviation able and somewhat related to what we produce.

Qualia Animation is even worse tho, since it already has a specific meaning.
Mar 2, 2016 5:40 PM

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Great news. Hope to see more great works from them in the future. I'm looking forward to Kuromukuro. But damn, 15 years already? Let's hope for another great 15 years.
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Mar 2, 2016 8:53 PM
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Wood interior fits them much better. Though their old place seems spacious already (compared to those cramped partitions in Shirobako & AnimationRunner).
All that nature and lakes surrounding Sakuragaike looks beautiful on googlemaps, might be worth a visit. Maybe we can see them racing down the expressway like Aoi and Okitsu.
Nice to have studios that focus on original shows survive & thrive.
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ibear said:
Cool, maybe we can get a NagiAsu: The After Years, where every thing is happy go lucky and not the least bit heartbreaking ever.


More NagiAsu is my fantasy ;-;. Of course a direct sequel would be great, but I'd be happy enough with a next-generation thing? The cast's children maybe... another Ofunehiki ahhh..
Mar 3, 2016 12:31 AM
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Max said:
Their anime reflects their offices: utterly bland and impersonal.


But it looks neat.
Mar 3, 2016 3:13 AM

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Hope they stop making shitty anime
Mar 3, 2016 9:48 AM
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Good to know that another good studio is ran well.
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Mar 3, 2016 6:39 PM

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GlaringDream said:
ibear said:
Cool, maybe we can get a NagiAsu: The After Years, where every thing is happy go lucky and not the least bit heartbreaking ever.


More NagiAsu is my fantasy ;-;. Of course a direct sequel would be great, but I'd be happy enough with a next-generation thing? The cast's children maybe... another Ofunehiki ahhh..
oh god anything, but that. I was just thinking about it being a really light slice of life series. Maybe there's another underwater village with some new friends, idk I just want to see more of that world. Shioshishio is still my favorite anime town.
Mar 4, 2016 6:09 AM

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Good for PA works & staff, the place & office looks nice.

Now where are we on Toei? I heard they're constructing a new building & last year their main building (museum, library, workshop, etc) in tokyo was demolished.
Imagine a berserk anime by Yoshiaki kawajiri at Madhouse.

Now take a look at Berserk (2016).

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