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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Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan (A good introduction to media mix culture):
Technologies of the Childhood Imagination: Yugioh, Media Mixes, and Everyday Cultural Production:
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Cygames Pictures Recruitment page –
Akihiko Yoshida interview –
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English interview with Akihiro Hino –

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Animated by Christian Maize (@CookieficationJ)
Music by Steven Kelly (@Sarifus)
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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
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
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


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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