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Yamamoto Yutaka Establishes a Holding Company 'Ultra Super Pictures' with Imaishi Hiroyuki

by dtshyk
Oct 27, 2011 4:13 AM | 34 Comments
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
Ordet: Yamamoto Yutaka's studio
SANZIGEN: 3DCGI studio of Tiger and Bunny, Mawaru Penguindrum, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00
TRIGGER: Imaishi Hiroyuki's new studio, see this topic
Pixiv: 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, Anime!Anime!

20 of 34 Comments Recent Comments

nextday said:
Yamakan is back to save anime.

you right looool

Oct 28, 2011 3:15 PM by Shin_Star

jmal said:
IamOyashiro-sama said:
Am I missing ssomething? What does GSC have to do with anime itself?

The main money-maker so far for BRS is figures. GSC handles the figures. Therefore they will want to be on the production committee.

Production committees are more than just animation studios. You often have book publishers, TV broadcasters, music labels, animation studios, video distributors, other investors/rights holders/etc. That a figure maker would get in on it would not be strange, GSC is on some other production committees too. Animation production studios are more often than not going to be one of the most minor parts of the committee, in terms of money.

Thanks, I didn't realize.

If this means the BRS figures are getting re-released then all is well.

Oct 28, 2011 5:05 AM by notnishiura

"Ultra Super Pictures"


Now I'm intrigued... please enlight us BatmanYamakan!

Oct 28, 2011 1:04 AM by Turb0_mugen

"Ultra Super Pictures"
What a funky name, it made me lol. And since BRS is now eight episodes long, will that mean the episodes will be longer than normal episodes or that it's just a super short series?

Oct 27, 2011 3:51 PM by Sanguis

BRS was shit so I don't really care about that, more intrigued by the company's name.

Oct 27, 2011 3:18 PM by mdz

Meh, only 8 episodes of BRS. Kinda disappointing.

Oct 27, 2011 2:44 PM by Ovindel

After the OVA, nothing can surprise me with what they (Ordet, huke, Good Smile, etc.) do with the B★RS franchise at this point.

Besides... "Ultra Super Pictures"? Really? Well, I guess they aren't assuming anything, now are they? /sarcasm

Oct 27, 2011 12:44 PM by BL2W

Am I missing ssomething? What does GSC have to do with anime itself?

Oct 27, 2011 12:10 PM by notnishiura

isn't Batman The Dark Knight Rises going to be release in theaters next year?


Oct 27, 2011 11:06 AM by AmberFebruary

The art seems a bit off in the trailer...

Oct 27, 2011 10:43 AM by Duzell

seishi-sama said:
Trisection said:
Let's hope he directs Saya no Uta.

You hate Saya no Uta so badly?


Oh fucking shit. If he screws that up.....
I hope this happens to him

Oct 27, 2011 10:30 AM by Exkalamity

Hmm.. I was expecting more eps... but oh well more BRS!!! can't get more better than that lets just hope they bring back the same VAs as the ones in the OVA Kana-chan FTW XD

Oct 27, 2011 10:02 AM by JN00b312

Well that sounds fucking mega.
But seriously, Yamakan, Nitroplus and Pixiv? I have to say I'm intrigued by this combination.

Oct 27, 2011 8:54 AM by Nyuu3

BRS only 8 eps?? That's unusual for noitaminA.

Anyway, let's just wait and see.

Oct 27, 2011 8:27 AM by StormViruz

Liinah said:
dtshyk said:
Black★Rock Shooter TV series was announced to be eight episodes long.

Only eight? I was hoping for 13 episodes at least.. ;3;

I personally think you should be happy that we're even getting more than 1 episode... :)

Oct 27, 2011 8:03 AM by KiJzOr

dtshyk said:
"Ultra Super Pictures"


Oct 27, 2011 7:11 AM by -Vintage-

awww only 8 episode well better than nothing!

Oct 27, 2011 7:04 AM by Ahmer

let me see u make a miracle

Oct 27, 2011 7:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

Welcome, Ultra Super.

Oct 27, 2011 6:57 AM by TerrorH3ctor

Siva said:
Hoppy said:
Siva said:
So people think 8 episodes is a bad thing? I am curious to know how does one come to such a conclusion.
I myself prefer a good 8 episodes long than a 11-ish episode of boring filler.

And the Dark Knight is back for real, can't wait to see how will he rise.

You can have 11 eps of no filter, it's not ecchi or harem where filler is needed.

Also with only 8 eps BRS TV maybe is based off the game and not entirely original.
And why do you think 8 episodes is not enough when the director himself said so?
Let's look at it this way: it will only be a 7 episode longer struggle than watching the OVA.

Let the Rise begin

Oct 27, 2011 6:56 AM by Kvakond

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