SME Visual Works Inc. began in 1997 as SPE Visual Works. Inc., a joint venture between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. In 2001, it changed its name to SME Visual Works Inc. upon becoming a subsidiary wholly owned by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. 

From April 2003, we will aim, with the central focus on producing quality animations, to encompass a broader range of business under the new name of Aniplex Inc. Based on the corporate philosophy of “Bringing ‘dreams’ and ‘inspiring experiences’ to all generations”, Aniplex has produced quality features aimed at a wide range of generations from its inception. Among them are highly successful anime series such as Rurouni Kenshin and Hare Tokidoki Buta, which have been aired not only on national television but also overseas, gaining worldwide recognition for their outstanding qualities.

In addition, Aniplex has actively sought to adopt new technologies and approaches. This effort led to the critically acclaimed “Blood: The Last Vampire”, the world’s first full digital theatrical animation in HD24P, which was released in November 2000. While producing outstanding animations with our superior technologies and production talents, we have successfully expanded business opportunities utilizing our wide array of contents. Japanese animation is now known and loved as “Japanimation” by people all around the globe and is deemed to be Japan’s major property in the international visual market. We will continue to be committed to aiming for higher quality and to providing “dreams” and “inspiring experiences” to people all over the world.

All Titles

Aldnoah Zero Aldnoah Zero
Angel Beats Angel Beats
Bakemonogatari Bakemonogatari
Black Butler: Book of Circus Black Butler: Book of Circus
Blast of Tempest Blast of Tempest
Blue Exorcist Blue Exorcist
Day Break Illusion Day Break Illusion
Dog Days Dog Days
Durarara Durarara
Fate Zero Fate Zero
Fate/stay night Fate/stay night
Ghost Slayers Ayashi Ghost Slayers Ayashi
Guin Saga Guin Saga
Gurren Lagann Gurren Lagann
Hell Girl: Three Vessels Hell Girl: Three Vessels
Hell Girl: Two Mirrors Hell Girl: Two Mirrors
Hourou Musuko Wandering Son Hourou Musuko Wandering Son
Inu X Boku Secret Service Inu X Boku Secret Service
Kill la Kill Kill la Kill
La Corda d'Oro ~primo passo~ and ~secondo passo~ La Corda d'Oro ~primo passo~ and ~secondo passo~
Magi Magi
Miracle Train Miracle Train
Monogatari Second Season Monogatari Second Season
Nanana's Buried Treasure Nanana's Buried Treasure
Night Raid 1931 Night Raid 1931
Nisekoi Nisekoi
Nisemonogatari Nisemonogatari
No. 6 No. 6
Occult Academy Occult Academy
Oreimo Oreimo
Oreshura Oreshura
Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica
R.O.D. R.O.D.
RH Plus RH Plus
Rurouni Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin
Samurai Flamenco Samurai Flamenco
Servant x Service Servant x Service
Silver Spoon Silver Spoon
Soranowoto Soranowoto
Star Driver Star Driver
Sword Art Online Sword Art Online
The Idol Master The Idol Master
The Irregular at Magic High School The Irregular at Magic High School
Tsuritama Tsuritama
Vividred Operation Vividred Operation
Wagnaria!! Wagnaria!!
World Conquest Zvezda Plot World Conquest Zvezda Plot
Xamd: Lost Memories Xamd: Lost Memories
Your lie in April Your lie in April