World-class ability to plan and produce

 

Toei Animation is a production company - the one thing tat hasn't changed since the biginning of our company.

This is our production process with which we produce ove 250 episodes a year.

01Planning

We make a project plan after discussing the theme and target of the work and deciding the entire structure, design of characters and items in the work, and its setting.

Project and proposal

The show's theme and aim are discussed, and a plan is drawn up for the screenwriting and character/item designing.

Script

The screenplay is written based on the plan.

02Production

After preparation, we will move to the production process. On average, we make 3,000 to 4,500 sheets of drawings for one episode of a TV series, which may increase depending on the work or the number of episodes. The staff members work together as a team to produce animation.

Storyboard

Based on the screenplay, a series of illustrations, i.e. "blueprints" of the show, are drawn to help the staff previsualize the production.

Key Animation

The structure of each scene is determined based on the storyboard, and the drawings of the characters that are the basis of creating the animation are produced("key animations").

Color Designations

The colors for the characters etc. are decided.

Inbetweens

The key animations are filled in with "inbetweens" to create movement.

Background

The backgrounds are drawn.

Coloring

The "inbetweens" are colored with the specified colors.

CG Production

The details and quality of the drawings are enhanced with CG.

Special Effects

Light, shadow, and other effects are added to the drawing.

03Editing

We will edit the video produced through the above process and finish the work in the final process. The work will be aired on TV or shown in movie theaters.

Composing

The colored Key animations, inbetweens, backgrounds, and CG are combined on a computer.

Recording/Editing

The footage is sequenced in order of the plot, and the lines, sound effects, and BGM are added.

Animation production from across the sea

 

Our studio in Japan is not the only place where our animation is produced. TOEI ANIMATION PHILS.,INC.(TAP)is our subsidiary in Manila, Philippines, with which our Oizumi(Hikarigaoka)Studio in Tokyo shares a borderless production network connected with optical cables. We also have dedicated lines connecting to the 21 domestic production studios that work with us, and our entire production process is digitalized for maximum efficiency.