The Cygames Invasion of Everything | Anime Studio Spotlight



Canipa spotlights the mobile game developer Cygames, how they’ve expanded into the anime industry and how they’re capitalising on every industry they set their eyes on.

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Sources and Further Reading:

Support Animators here! – https://gogetfunding.com/2018-animator-dormitory-project/
Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan (A good introduction to media mix culture): https://www.amazon.com/Animes-Media-Mix-Franchising-Characters/dp/0816675503
Technologies of the Childhood Imagination: Yugioh, Media Mixes, and Everyday Cultural Production: http://www.justinecassell.com/CC_Winter10/pdfs/ito_TechnologiesOfChildhoodImagination.pdf
Interview with Nobuhiro Takenaka – http://www.animeanime.biz/archives/22633
Cygames Pictures Recruitment page – https://cygamespictures.co.jp/recruit/?job=recruit-0002
Akihiko Yoshida interview – https://www.pixivision.net/en/a/2680
Exploring CyDesignation – https://www.pixivision.net/en/a/2345
English interview with Akihiro Hino – https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2016/08/14/akihiro-hino-on-the-secret-of-level-5s-success-and-how-super-robots-are-now-a-blue-ocean/#e01b21466fd9

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Intro:
Animated by Christian Maize (@CookieficationJ)
Music by Steven Kelly (@Sarifus)
Produced for The Canipa Effect

Patreon Intro:
Animated by Dream High Animation (@DanimationH)

Anime series featured in this video (chronologically):

Granblue Fantasy: The Animation
Love Live! School Idol Project
Love Live! School Idol Movie
Last Period
My Hero Academia
Berserk
The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
Sword Art Online II
Pokemon
Yo-Kai Watch
Yo-Kai Watch: The Movie
Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends
Yuri on Ice
The Eccentric Family 2
Blade Runner Black Out 2022
Amagi Brilliant Park

Music:

Katalina’s Theme – Granblue Fantasy: The Animation
Lyria’s Theme – Granblue Fantasy: The Animation
Rendezvous with the Future – Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Reality and the Woods – Rage of Bahamut: Genesis
Sea of Clouds – Granblue Fantasy: The Animation
祝賀パレードに潜む – Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
うまぴょい伝説 – Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
Surely to Beyond – Granblue Fantasy: The Animation

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