Taku Sasaki, president of TBS Holdings, announced the full-scale investment of 2.5 Billion yen ($21.57 million) in Studio Seven Arcs in his New Year’s greetings on Jan 4, 2022.
This is part of TBS’s medium-term management plan, “VISION 2030”, launched in 2021. In the “VISION 2030”, the company has established a content expansion strategy, called “EDGE”, which focuses especially on content creation.
With this large-scale investment, the company aims to strengthen the 3D and human resources; build a system to produce high-quality and high-end works that are globally accepted.
Currently, three major projects are underway, the creation of a new company for overseas strategy, the construction of a studio in Midoriyama (Yokohama) to meet “global standards”, and large-scale investment in animation.
Seven Arcs’ predecessor company was created in 2000. It is a medium-sized animation studio with iconic works such as Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha and Dog Days. In 2017, TBS Holdings acquired a stake in the group company, making it a 100% subsidiary.
Under the TBS umbrella, they produced projects such as Blue Period, Tonikaku Kawaii ( TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You ), and the films Trinity Seven Movie 1: Eternity Library to Alchemic Girl and Trinity Seven Movie 2: Heavens. Library to Crimson Lord.
Source: Animation Business