Studio Chizu

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Studio Chizu
Industry Animation
Founded April 2011
Founder Mamoru Hosoda
Yuichiro Saito
Headquarters Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Yuichiro Saito (CEO)

Studio Chizu (スタジオ地図, Sutajio Chizu) is a Japanese animation studio based in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan. It was co-founded by Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito in 2011.[1] Studio Chizu has won two Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year awards.[2][3]


Studio Chizu co-produced its first feature film Wolf Children with Madhouse which was released in 2012 earning roughly $55 million[4] and winning its first Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.[5] The studio went on to produce The Boy and the Beast which was released in 2015 earning roughly $49 million[6] and winning for a second time the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.[7] Studio Chizu will produce Hosoda's next film called Mirai of the Future in 2018.[8]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Director Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Music RT
2012 Wolf Children Mamoru Hosoda Mamoru Hosoda & Satoko Okudera Yuichiro Saito Takagi Masakatsu 94%[9]
2015 The Boy and the Beast Mamoru Hosoda 91%[10]
2018 Mirai of the Future