Knack Productions

Knack
ICHI Corporation (株式会社ICHI), formerly known as Knack Productions (ナック, 株式会社KnacK) until August 2008, is a Japanese anime and film production company.wikipedia
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Masayuki Kojima

Kojima Masayuki
Despite the number of anime-industry notables who worked with Knack over the years (including Go Nagai, Ken Ishikawa, Kazuyuki Okasako, Masayuki Kojima, Tetsuro Amino, Shun'ichi Yukimuro, Yoshikata Nitta, and Fumio Ikeno), the studio developed a dubious reputation for the low quality of its productions, particularly in regard to animation quality and to copying the premises of other, more popular shows.
Kojima first got his start in the animation business in the 1980s, where he worked primarily project-to-project for a number of different companies, including Knack Productions and Tatsunoko Production.

The Adventures of the Little Prince (TV series)

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Nevertheless, a number of the studio's productions did become internationally successful, including the children's anthropomorphic cartoon series Don Chuck Monogatari; The Adventures of the Little Prince; and Attacker You!, a volleyball drama which achieved a staggering level of popularity when exported to Italy and France.
Made by the animation studio Knack Productions, the series, originally titled The Prince of the Stars: Le Petit Prince, aired in Japan on the TV Asahi network from July 1978 to March 1979.

Chargeman Ken!

In more recent years, the studio's 1974 series Chargeman Ken! has become an online sensation, due to mockery of its limited production values.
Chargeman Ken! is a science fiction anime series created by Eiji Tanaka and animated by Knack Productions.

Psycho Armor Govarian

Psycho Armor Govarian (1983, created by Go Nagai)
It was produced by Knack Productions and TV Tokyo.

Robby the Rascal

Cybot Robotchi
The studio's children's comedies Manga Sarutobi Sasuke and Cybot Robotchi were also released in the U.S. as direct-to-video feature-length edits titled Ninja the Wonder Boy and Robby the Rascal, respectively.
Cybot Robotchi, known in the United States as Robby the Rascal, is a 39-episode anime television series created by Ken Ishikawa and produced by Go Nagai's Dynamic Productions and the Knack animation studio.

Astroganger

Astroganger (1972–1973)
Astroganger is a Super Robot anime series created by Knack Productions.

Attacker You!

Nevertheless, a number of the studio's productions did become internationally successful, including the children's anthropomorphic cartoon series Don Chuck Monogatari; The Adventures of the Little Prince; and Attacker You!, a volleyball drama which achieved a staggering level of popularity when exported to Italy and France.
An anime series, consisting of 58 episodes of 24 minutes each, was produced by Knack Productions and broadcast by TV Tokyo from April 13, 1984 to June 21, 1985.

Moonlight Mask

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Moonlight Mask (Seigi wo asuru mono, Gekko Kamen, 正義を愛する人、月光仮面) (1972)
The anime adaptation Seigi wo Ai Suru Mono - Gekkō Kamen, translated as The One Who Loves Justice: Moonlight Mask, was produced by Knack, and aired on Nippon Television from January 10, 1972 to October 2, 1972, with a total of 39 episodes (divided into three story arcs or chapters).

Crows (manga)

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Crows (1993–1994)
The series was adapted into a two episode OVA by Knack Productions in 1994 which covered the first three volumes of the manga.

Don Chuck Monogatari

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Nevertheless, a number of the studio's productions did become internationally successful, including the children's anthropomorphic cartoon series Don Chuck Monogatari; The Adventures of the Little Prince; and Attacker You!, a volleyball drama which achieved a staggering level of popularity when exported to Italy and France.

Submarine 707

Submarine 707 (深海の艦隊 サブマリン707) (1997)
The first OVA, titled Submarine 707: Deep Sea Fleet (深海の艦隊 サブマリン707), was produced by Knack Productions and released on January 10, 1997.

Manga Sarutobi Sasuke

Ninja, The Wonder Boy
The studio's children's comedies Manga Sarutobi Sasuke and Cybot Robotchi were also released in the U.S. as direct-to-video feature-length edits titled Ninja the Wonder Boy and Robby the Rascal, respectively.

Momotaro Densetsu

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Momotaro Densetsu (桃太郎伝説 PEACHBOY LEGEND) (1989–1990)
Both series were animated by Knack Productions.

Groizer X

Groizer X (1976–1977, created by Go Nagai)

Mito Kōmon

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Manga Mitokomon (1981–1982)
There was also an animated adaptation called Manga Mito Kōmon that aired during 1981-1982, animated by Knack Productions.

Dance till Tomorrow

Dance Till Tomorrow (Asatte DaNCE, あさってDaNCE) (1991)
It was adapted into a two-episode original video animation (OVA) by Knack Productions that was directed by Teruo Kogure and Masamune Ochiai.

Vixens

Vixens (Visionary, ヴィジョナリィ) (1995–1996)

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ICHI Corporation (株式会社ICHI), formerly known as Knack Productions (ナック, 株式会社KnacK) until August 2008, is a Japanese anime and film production company.

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ICHI Corporation (株式会社ICHI), formerly known as Knack Productions (ナック, 株式会社KnacK) until August 2008, is a Japanese anime and film production company.

Toei Animation

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Knack Productions was founded on September 25, 1967, by a group of former employees of Toei Animation and Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production, including illustrator Seiichi Hayashi, animator/director Sadao Tsukioka, former Mushi producer Sakuro Koyanagi, and Seiichi Nishino, who would become the principal planner of most of the studio's works.

Osamu Tezuka

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Knack Productions was founded on September 25, 1967, by a group of former employees of Toei Animation and Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production, including illustrator Seiichi Hayashi, animator/director Sadao Tsukioka, former Mushi producer Sakuro Koyanagi, and Seiichi Nishino, who would become the principal planner of most of the studio's works.

Mushi Production

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Knack Productions was founded on September 25, 1967, by a group of former employees of Toei Animation and Osamu Tezuka's Mushi Production, including illustrator Seiichi Hayashi, animator/director Sadao Tsukioka, former Mushi producer Sakuro Koyanagi, and Seiichi Nishino, who would become the principal planner of most of the studio's works.

Sazae-san

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The studio's first work, the TV series Granny Mischief (Ijiwaru Baasan), based on a manga by Sazae-san creator Machiko Hasegawa), premiered in 1970.