MAPPA, the studio behind popular anime like “JUJUTSU KAISEN” and “Chainsaw Man,” had teamed up with K2 Pictures, a new film company in Tokyo, to make movies for audiences worldwide. K2 Pictures was started by Muneyuki Kii, a producer known for projects like “Rebuild of Evangelion” and “Shin Kamen Rider.” Their goal is to create a fresh way for Japanese films to get made, making sure everyone involved gets a fair share of the profits. For it, K2 Pictures is launching the K2P Film Fund I, which will help support Japanese movies, both animated and live-action. They’re hoping to work with investors from Japan, Asia, the US, and beyond. MAPPA is excited to be part of this project and is looking forward to collaborating with K2 Pictures on future films. K2 Pictures has already teamed up with famous Japanese directors like Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shunji Iwai, Miwa Nishikawa, Takashi Miike, and Kazuya Shiraishi. They’ll be explaining their plans at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, joined by directors Miwa Nishikawa and Takashi Miike. Plus, they’ll be announcing a new director who will be making their debut.

Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association

Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association
MAPPA

MAPPA Co., Ltd., a Japanese animation studio based in Tokyo, was founded in 2011 by Masao Maruyama, a co-founder of Madhouse. MAPPA has produced a diverse range of anime series and films, garnering both critical acclaim and commercial success. Some of its notable works include “Terror in Resonance,” and “Yuri!!! on Ice,” “In This Corner of the World,” “Kakegurui,” “Banana Fish,” “Zombie Land Saga,” “Dororo,” “The God of High School,” “Jujutsu Kaisen,” “Attack on Titan: The Final Season,” “Vinland Saga,” “Chainsaw Man,” and “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku.” MAPPA’s mission is reflected in its acronym, which stands for Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association. The studio aims to collaborate with various creators and produce high-quality animation for both domestic and international audiences. However, MAPPA has faced controversies related to its scheduling, work conditions, and culture, with some animators criticizing the studio for low pay and inadequate training.

What does MAPPA stand for?

MAPPA is an acronym for “Maruyama Animation Produce Project Association.”

What are some notable works produced by MAPPA?

Some notable works produced by MAPPA include “Terror in Resonance,” “Yuri!!! on Ice,” “In This Corner of the World,” “Kakegurui,” “Banana Fish,” “Zombie Land Saga,” “Dororo,” “The God of High School,” “Jujutsu Kaisen,” “Attack on Titan: The Final Season,” “Vinland Saga,” “Chainsaw Man,” and “Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku.”

Who founded MAPPA?

MAPPA was founded by Masao Maruyama, who was a co-founder and former producer of Madhouse.

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