Sunrise, BANDAI NAMCO Pictures, SUNRISE BEYOND, and Sunrise Music announced the relocation of their headquarters on October 18.
Sunrise has announced that it will move to a new office located at a high-rise Fujisawa Building in Ogikubo, Tokyo, Japan. The company will name the new office “White Base” after the iconic warship headed by Bright Noa in Mobile Suit Gundam.
It advocates “creating a new one from scratch” after a white hull called a rocking horse, and “collecting the strong feelings of each person” after the cohesiveness of its crew.
Sunrise has decorated its walls with two well-known characters from the company’s flagship franchises. They are Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam and Honoka Kousaka from Love Live!
The anime studio Sunrise is moving, and not just one studio or the business center, the entire company is consolidating under one roof for the first time ever, bringing the company that is currently spread over 20 locations to just the one near Ogikubo Station in the city of the same name.
First, on October 25, Sunrise’s IP Business Headquarters, Administration Headquarters, and Business Audit Office will relocate.
Sunrise Beyond is set to be the last anime studio moving into White Base in January, while Sunrise Music is scheduled to move in sometime in June 2022.
Business start date at the new head office (including the schedule):
Sunrise Co., Ltd.
- October 25, 2021 (Monday) IP Business Headquarters, Administration Headquarters, Business Audit Office
- November 1, 2021 (Monday) IP Production Headquarters Production Department
(2nd Studio, 3rd Studio, 4th Studio, Drawing School, Production Department)
- February 7, 2022 (Monday) IP Production Headquarters Production Department
(Studio 5th, Studio 7th, Studio 10th, Digital Creation Studio)
- March 28, 2022 (Monday) IP Production Headquarters Production Department
(Studio 1, Studio 6, Studio 9)
BANDAI NAMCO Pictures Co., Ltd.
- January 17, 2022 (Monday) Business Department, Planning Department, Management Department,
Production Department (A Studio, B Studio, E Studio, Production Promotion Section, Production Management Section)
- January 24, 2022 (Monday) Production Department (C Studio, F Studio, Iwaki Studio Tokyo Office)
SUNRISE BEYOND Co., Ltd.
- Scheduled for June 2022
Sunrise Music Co., Ltd.
- Monday, October 25, 2021
And finally, Sunrise Beyond — the studio currently working on AMAIM Warrior at the Borderline — will complete the office’s roster in June 2022.
Source: Sunrise Press release