Published on May 31st, 2022
Anime studios, CloverWork and Wit Studio have joined hands alongside Aniplex and publisher, Shuiesha to establish a new production company called JOEN. The main focus of this new production company will be planning and producing anime television series, anime movies, and short clips.
The company aims to route the production to “the best production lines and creators” for both CloverWorks and Wit Studio, instead of only routing the process through a single company.
As most of the anime fans know that the majority of the profit from the anime series and merchandise goes to the investors, and the creators behind the product, including mangaka, the illustrators and others working on the anime get very less profit. JOEN will try to change this business model.
The new company will also aim to provide a better business model for both studios, enabling profits to be more effectively distributed among “staff, creators, and those involved in the animation studio.” The company also plans to collaborate with various other studios aside from CloverWorks and Wit Studio.
CloverWorks producer Yuuichi Fukushima and WIT Studio producer Tetsuya Nakatake are the representative directors for JOEN. The company has an initial capital investment of 100 million yen (over 783 thousand US dollars). Both companies are currently working on an anime adaptation of SPY x FAMILY together, while CloverWorks recently produced Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru ( My Dress-Up Darling ) and Akebi-chan no Sailor fuku (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform); whileWIT Studio recently produced Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings) and Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song.