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30 Top Japanese Animation Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Animation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Animation industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Animation Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Brave group

Brave group

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Brave group engages in IP development, marketing and support services.

Dream Link Entertainment

Dream Link Entertainment

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Dream Link Entertainment is a multimedia solution provider for social networking, web, television, ads, games, and other media.

Dream Link Entertainment

Plott

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Plott producing youtube animation platform.

Dream Link Entertainment

YUIMEX

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YUIMEX specializes in copyright, digital content, animation, and network entertainment services.

Dream Link Entertainment

Access Bright Japan

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Access Bright Japan publishes and operates smartphone games in China.

Dream Link Entertainment

JOCDN

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JOCDN is a Provision of domestic video distribution platform.

Dream Link Entertainment

Contents 3

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Contents 3 is an entertainment piece that surprises, delights and impresses all people.

Dream Link Entertainment

FRAMED

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A Revolutionary Platform For Digital Art

Dream Link Entertainment

Janime.com

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Janime.com is a developer of digital content for animation works.

Dream Link Entertainment

Studio Ghibli

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Japanese animation film studio.

Dream Link Entertainment

OLM Ventures

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OLM Ventures is an animated movies production company.

Dream Link Entertainment

Aniplex

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Aniplex is an entertainment company that produces images and music and provides them all over the world.

Dream Link Entertainment

DWANGO Japan

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Dwango is a comprehensive entertainment company on the Internet that develops a variety of digital contents and services.

Dream Link Entertainment

Toei Animation

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Toei Animation operates as an animation production.

Dream Link Entertainment

J.C.STAFF

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J.C.STAFF is a Japanese animation production company.

Dream Link Entertainment

Uni Create

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Uni Create is a xR content production IT venture.

Dream Link Entertainment

Digital Media Lab

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Digital Media Lab is a company specialized in games development and CG video content production for commercials, movies and TV programs.

Dream Link Entertainment

HERE.

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HERE. is a provider of video planning and production services.

Dream Link Entertainment

OperaHouse

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OperaHouse is a computer software company that provides games and animation.

Dream Link Entertainment

FlyingDog

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FlyingDog is a Japanese record label that specializes in the animation video and music production services.

Dream Link Entertainment

The Answer Studio

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The Answer Studio is an animation production and content development company.

Dream Link Entertainment

Animate

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Animate is an anime shop chains.

Dream Link Entertainment

The Association of Japanese Animations

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The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA) is the industry group, mainly consisted of animation productions companies.

Dream Link Entertainment

Madhouse

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MADHOUSE provides a variety of media services in animation planning, production, deployment planning.

Dream Link Entertainment

Domerica

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Domerica is an animation studio that utilizes digital animation techniques for video production.

Dream Link Entertainment

MARZA ANIMATION PLANET

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MARZA ANIMATION PLANET develops and sells animation films with entertaining characters & original stories.

Dream Link Entertainment

Mox-motion

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Mox is 3d animation company based in Japan.

Dream Link Entertainment

Broccoli

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Broccoli engages in the planning and production of animation, games, music, video, and card games.

Dream Link Entertainment

Cuteness Technology

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Cuteness Technology develops an interactive animation studio designed to entertain.

Dream Link Entertainment

Ixis

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ixis is an information technology company that specializes in a robot, IoT, artificial intelligence, animation, and Illustration.

Written by Mark Fitz

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