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Studio: AIC

Anime International Company, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社アニメインターナショナルカンパニー Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Anime Intānashonaru Kanpanī), often abbreviated as AIC, is a Japanese animation studio with headquarters in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan.


The company was founded on July 15, 1982. In addition to producing anime for domestic consumption in Japan, AIC has provided animation assistance on other animated series such as Inspector Gadget.

AIC had eight divisions, named AIC ASTA (2003, previously: AIC A.S.T.A.), AIC Build (2010), AIC Classic (2010), AIC Digital (2003, headquarters), AIC Frontier (June, 2012), AIC PLUS+ (2006), AIC Spirits (2003) and AIC Takarazuka (2006).

In March 2011, Aplix Corporation acquired all shares except AIC’s treasury stock, and AIC became a subsidiary of the company.

In February 2013, production producers of AIC Spirits quit the company and established an animation studio Production IMS. Also in May of that year, production producers of AIC Classic quit and founded the studio, Troyca.

In November 2015, Yasutaka Omura became the CEO of AIC, and he established AIC RIGHTS that received the transfer of some copyrights of the work of Anime International Company.

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