Corporate Information

History

1972

  • 1972
    Former members of Mushi Production go independent and establish the anime production company Soeisha.
    Animation production begins
  • September 1972
    Sunrise Studio Ltd is founded as a production site for Soeisha.
    Produces programs in cooperation with Toei, Tsuburaya Productions, and other companies.
  • October 1972
    Sunrise’s first animated production “HAZEDON” (Tohokushinsha) is broadcast.

1974

  • 1974
    3 productions are organized, and Studios 1, 2, and 3, headquarters, and the planning office are established.

1976

  • November 1976
    Operations expand, and the company is renamed NIPPON SUNRISE Inc.

    Logo Change 1
    NIPPON SUNRISE Inc.From 1981

    Nippon Sunrise’s “N” arranged in a blue sun design. In terms of productions, “Space Runaway Ideon: A Contact” and “Be Invoked” were first released in 1982. The letter “N” is formed by white lines inside the blue circle.

1977

  • October 1977
    The company’s first original project “SUPER MACHINE ZAMBOT 3” is broadcast.
    SUPER MACHINE ZAMBOT 3© SOTSU・SUNRISE

1979

  • April 1979
    “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM” is broadcast.
    MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM© SOTSU・SUNRISE

1980

  • May 1980
    “SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON” is broadcast.
    SPACE RUNAWAY IDEON© SUNRISE

1981

  • October 1981
    “FANG OF THE SUN DOUGRAM” is broadcast.
    FANG OF THE SUN DOUGRAM© SUNRISE

1983

  • April 1983
    “ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS” is broadcast.
    ARMORED TROOPER VOTOMS© SUNRISE

1987

  • June 1987
    The company’s name is changed to SUNRISE INC.

    Logo Change 2
    SUNRISE INC.From 1987

    Along with the change in the company’s name to SUNRISE came a second logo. In addition to forming the initial “S” of Sunrise, the design evokes the image of a rising sun.

1988

  • April 1988
    “MASHIN HERO WATARU” is broadcast.
    MASHIN HERO WATARU© SUNRISE・R

    “YOROIDEN SAMURAI TROOPER” is broadcast.
    YOROIDEN SAMURAI TROOPER© SUNRISE

1990

  • February 1990
    “BRAVE FIGHTER EXKIZER” is broadcast.
    BRAVE FIGHTER EXKIZER© SUNRISE

1991

  • March 1991
    “FUTURE GPX CYBER FORMULA” is broadcast.
    FUTURE GPX CYBER FORMULA© SUNRISE

1994

  • February 1994
    Becomes a member of the Bandai Group.
  • April 1994
    “MOBILE FIGHTER G GUNDAM” is broadcast.
    MOBILE FIGHTER G GUNDAM© SOTSU・SUNRISE
  • September 1994
    The Digital Video Development Office (now known as D.I.D Studio) is established.

1996

  • April 1996
    “THE VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE” is broadcast.
    THE VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE© SUNRISE
  • October 1996
    The company logo is changed to the current design.

    Logo Change 3
    SUNRISE INC.From 1996

    Keeping the basic concept of the previous logo, the SUNRISE company name is now integrated into the design to increase its overall visibility. The angle of the symbol and other elements took into account TVs and the flickering of scan lines on screens and preventing it being ruined.

1998

  • April 1998
    “COWBOY BEBOP” is broadcast.
    COWBOY BEBOP© SUNRISE

2001

  • July 2001
    “SCRYED” is broadcast.
    SCRYED© SUNRISE

2002

  • March 2002
    Became a capital participant in BANDAI CHANNEL CO., LTD. (Now BANDAI NAMCO Rights Marketing Inc.)
  • June 2002
    Split off its music publishing division to establish SUNRISE MUSIC Publishing Co., Ltd. (Now SUNRISE Music INC.)
  • October 2002
    “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED” is broadcast.
    MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM SEED© SOTSU・SUNRISE

2004

  • September 2004
    “MY-HiME” is broadcast.
    『舞-HiME』© サンライズ

2005

  • April 2005
    Animator training program (Wakagi School) is established (courses held until 2011)
  • October 2005
    Following business integration and BANDAI CO., LTD. and NAMCO LTD., SUNRISE became a member of the BANDAI NAMCO Group.

2006

  • October 2006
    “CODE GEASS Relouch of the Rebellion” is broadcast.
    CODE GEASS Relouch of the Rebellion©SUNRISE/PROJECT GEASS Character Design ©2006 CLAMP・ST

2008

  • April 2008
    BANDAI NAMCO Live Creative Inc. is established as a group collaboration.

2010

  • March 2010
    “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (Unicorn)” OVA series is released.
    MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (Unicorn)© SOTSU・SUNRISE

2013

  • April 2011
    “LOVE LIVE!” is broadcast.
    LOVE LIVE!©2013 PROJECT Lovelive!

2015

  • April 2015
    BANDAI NAMCO Pictures Inc. is established.

2018

  • April 2018
    Animator training school courses recommence (now renamed SUNRISE Animator Training Studio).

2019

  • March 2019
    SUNRISE BEYOND INC. is established.
    SUNRISE (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. is established.

2021

  • October 2021
    Relocated to new headquarters building.
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