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Cloverworks Breaks Off From A-1 Pictures


So, the clover shall find its own place in this big, bold anime world.

Earlier today, news broke that anime studio CloverWorks is separating from A-1 Pictures. Though it will be an independent entity, CloverWorks will continue to operate as a direct subsidiary of Aniplex.

In a statement, Sony Music Entertainment explained that “each studio will make contributions to the expanding anime markets with their own production systems and traits, going forward.”

Cloverworks officially began operations on April 2, when A-1 Pictures renamed Kōenji Studio. At the time, it was announced that CloverWorks would strive to become a more unique studio, in order to respond to a diversifying anime scene.

Since the rebranding, CloverWorks has produced three titles:

  • Slow Start
  • Darling in the Franxx
  • Persona 5: The Animation

The studio is currently working on six others as of press time:

  • Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai
  • Dakaretai Otoko 1-i ni Odosarete Imasu.
  • Ace Attorney Season 2
  • Fairy Tail Final Season
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Fate/Grand Order: Babylonia – The Chain of Heaven
    Source: Mantan Web
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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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