Mobile game developer Cygames announced on Tuesday that it has established a subsidiary company which will focus on animation planning and production. The entity named CygamesPictures was incorporated today with a capital of 50 million yen and is headquartered in Mitaka, a Tokyo suburb.
Kouichi Watanabe, who currently serves as President of Cygames, has been named Representative Director of CygamesPictures. The new company will produce animation in-house with the aim of creating higher quality works. Cygames recently posted job openings
for a production desk manager, production assistants, animation staff, photography staff, and illustration artists.
Cygames previously established
an anime division within the main company in March 2015 following the conclusion of the TV anime Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
, which is adapted from its mobile game. That division will be absorbed into the new entity.
Shingeki no Bahamut
was also announced to receive two new anime adaptations, Manaria Friends
and Virgin Soul
. The former was scheduled to begin airing on Monday but has been delayed indefinitely. The latter was recently unveiled at AnimeJapan 2016.
Official site: https://cygamespictures.co.jp/
Source: Dengeki Online