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Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings announced on Monday that it is reorganizing its anime-related subsidiaries and has brought in animation studio SILVER LINK. and anime production company Zero G Act under the animation planning company ABC Animation as a wholly owned subsidiary of ABC Animation.
Asahi Broadcast said it made this decision to speed up the decision-making process within its animation subsidiaries.
SILVER LINK. formerly under Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings after later acquiring SILVER LINK. in 2020.
Asahi Broadcasting established ABC Animation in 2016. The company unifies Asahi Broadcasting’s planning, production, sales, events and marketing to market anime domestically and internationally. The company is particularly involved in the planning of the long-running anime series Precure (aired on Asahi Broadcasting’s TV Asahi network), as well as Kyoto Animation productions such as Free!, Violet Evergarden, A Silent Voice and Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. The company launched its CG animation company in June 2020.
SILVER LINK. was founded in December 2007 when it became independent from the Frontline company. Some notable anime from the studio include Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma☆Illya 3rei!!, Strike the Blood, Yuri Kuma Arashi, Mitsuboshi Colors, Death March to The Parallel World Rhapsody, Non Non Biyori, Kokoro Connect, Masamune-kun’s Revenge, and WATAMOTE. More recently, the company handled BOFURI: I don’t want to get hurt so I’ll max out my defenses., My Next Life as a Villain: All Paths All Lead to Doom!, The Misfit of Demon King Academy, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Masamune-kun’s Revenge R and the anime Ragna Crimson and Tearmoon Empire are currently airing. The studio will produce the upcoming Mission: Yozakura Family anime. SILVER LINK. produced the original anime Two Car in 2017 to celebrate its 10th anniversary.
Source: Asahi Broadcasting Group Holdings, Animation Business Magazine (Tadashi Sudo)