CloverWork and Wit Studio, two anime companies, have joined hands with Aniplex and publisher Shuiesha to form JOEN, a new production company. This new production company’s major focus will be on planning and creating anime television shows, anime movies, and short clips.
Instead than going through a single organisation, the corporation intends to route production to “the greatest production lines and creators” for both CloverWorks and Wit Studio.
Most anime fans are aware that the majority of the earnings from anime series and merchandise goes to investors, while the creators of the product, including mangaka, illustrators, and others working on the animation, receive very little profit. JOEN will attempt to alter this business model.
The new organisation will also strive to improve the business model for both studios, allowing earnings to be transferred more effectively among “employees, creators, and individuals involved in the animation studio.” Aside from CloverWorks and Wit Studio, the organisation intends to partner with a variety of additional studios.
Representative directors for JOEN are CloverWorks producer Yuuichi Fukushima and WIT Studio producer Tetsuya Nakatake. The corporation has a 100 million yen initial capital investment (over 783 thousand US dollars). CloverWorks recently released Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru (My Dress-Up Darling) and Akebi-chan no Sailor fuku (Akebi’s Sailor Uniform), while WIT Studio recently produced Ousama Ranking (Ranking of Kings) and Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song.