Xebec, Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社ジーベック Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Jībekku) was a company that specialised in the production of anime. They have worked on many popular series such as Martian Successor Nadesico, Love Hina, Shaman King, and To Love Ru. Their sound effects department uses sound effects similar to those distinctly identified with Sunrise and other Japanese animation studios.
On November 20, 2018, the studio’s previous parent company, IG Port, sold Xebec to Sunrise after constant deficits that the subsidiary had in different years.
In March 2019, Sunrise announced that they established a new company called Sunrise Beyond at Xebec’s current address with Xebec’s current operations being transferred to it.
Xebec ceased to exist as a business entity on May 31, 2019. Xebec’s post-production teams, which were not part of the sale to Sunrise, were broken up and consolidated into several IG Port companies, but Production I.G inherited the company’s assets. Copyright of Xebec’s past works reverted to the IG Port group as a whole.
The company logotype is unique in that it includes the International Phonetic Alphabet transcription: [zíːbek].