According to the tweets of media journalist Matsumoto Atsushi, a holding company "Ultra Super Pictures" has been established by anime studios. Anime director Yamamoto Yutaka
will be one of the directors of the holdings.
Members of Ultra Super Pictures
: Yamamoto Yutaka
: 3DCGI studio of Tiger and Bunny
, Mawaru Penguindrum
, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00
: Imaishi Hiroyuki
's new studio, see this topic
: Japanese illustration-oriented SNS
Good Smile Company
The objective of the holdings is to cope with the impoverishment of anime production studios due to the shrinkage of the domestic market. The members of the holdings will cooperate in anime production, management of intellectual properties and licenses, and training of young animators. They are planning to invite investors from Hollywood in order to build a scheme for the worldwide business. Ultra Super Pictures have already been working on Black★Rock Shooter
TV series to be aired on Noitamina block in January. The series was announced to be eight episodes long.
Black Rock Shooter Trailer
Sources: Matsumoto's twitter