P.A. Works

P.A. Works, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社ピーエーワークス, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Pī Ē Wākusu, short for Progressive Animation Works) is a Japanese animation studio founded on November 10, 2000 in Nanto, Toyama. The company's president and founder Kenji Horikawa once worked for Tatsunoko Production, Production I.G and Bee Train Production, before forming P.A. Works Corporation. The studio changed its name to P.A. Works in 2002. The main office is located in Toyama Prefecture, where drawings and digital photography take place, and production and direction in the office. The company is also involved with video games, as well as collaborating in the past with Production I.G and Bee Train for anime. In January 2008, P.A. Works produced True Tears, their first anime series as the main animation studio involved in the production process.[1] On April 20, 2018, P.A. Works announced a new e-book label named P.A.Books, with the first release being a novel adaptation of their first anime, True Tears.[2]

P.A. Works
Native name
Kabushiki-gaisha Pī Ē Wākusu
FormerlyP.A. Works Corporation (2000–2002)
TypeKabushiki gaisha
IndustryJapanese animation
FoundedNovember 10, 2000; 21 years ago (2000-11-10)
FounderKenji Horikawa
HeadquartersNanto, Toyama, Japan
Key people
Kenji Horikawa (President)
Nobuhiro Kikuchi (Representative director)
Number of employees
98 (as of April 2017)

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