Anime Studio MAPPA Opens Branch Office to Produce Chainsaw Man and Help Improve Animator's Working Conditions

The new office is close to shops, a train station, and has a lounge to relax

New MAPPA Studio

 

To help with the massive increase in projects, anime studio MAPPA has opened up a new branch studio to be more accommodating to animators, especially for the upcoming TV anime of Chainsaw Man, which will be produced at the new studio. Architecture website Architecture Photo previewed the new studio with a vast collection of photos, with Chainsaw Man director Ryu Nakayama commenting on the stylish digs.

 

New MAPPA Studio

 

 

Animator Workspaces:

New MAPPA Studio

 

New MAPPA Studio

 

The new studio, which was set up in what was laid out for a doctor's clinic, sees two large-scale animation studios on floors one and two, with a management suite on the third floor. According to the Architecture Photo website, the first two floors have minimal sunlight due to the preferences of animators working in less sunlight to help concentration, while the manager's floor has some sunlight coming in through smaller windows.

 

The second and third floors have lounges to help foster relaxation and so staff "could refresh between work." Meeting rooms separate between the lounges and workspaces to create separate spaces. Wood was used for the work desks and as accents in the lounge areas to help give a relaxing feeling.

 

Lounge Areas:

New MAPPA Studio

 

New MAPPA Studio

 

 

Manager Workspace:

New MAPPA Studio

 

The director of Chainsaw ManRyu Nakayama commented on the article on his Twitter account, confirming that this is where the Chainsaw Man TV anime will be produced.

 

 

 

 

"This is where we will be producing Chainsaw Man! Not only does it have a beautiful interior, but it's also close to the train station and convenience stores. If you're a motivated young digital artist, and you're interested in working with us, let's do it! If you are a student, newcomer, or inexperienced in the industry, we will be actively recruiting as soon as we are ready. Check out all the details in the link below!"

 

The website says that MAPPA is looking to consolidate all their branch offices into an "animator village" that will be "full of nature" and add in shops and cafes that the public can visit. 

 

Blueprints each floor of the studio:

New MAPPA Studio

 

New MAPPA Studio

 

New MAPPA Studio

 

More images of the newly built studio can be seen on the Architecture Photo website.

 

Source: Architecture Photo via Ryu Nakayama on Twitter

 

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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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