Crunchyroll Unveils Exclusive Documentary Series: BONES 25: DREAMING FORWARD

Crunchyroll Unveils Exclusive Documentary Series: BONES 25: DREAMING FORWARD

Crunchyroll, the foremost destination for anime aficionados worldwide, said today that it will produce and stream a four-part documentary series focusing on Studio BONES, one of Japan’s most prominent animation studios. The series, called “BONES 25: DREAMING FORWARD,” promises an inside look at the studio’s illustrious history and renowned inventions.

This documentary extravaganza, which will begin streaming on Crunchyroll on February 13 in conjunction with the premiere of Studio BONES’ current series “Metallic Rouge,” is guaranteed to captivate spectators with its in-depth look into the genesis and progress of Studio BONES.

With a resume that includes timeless classics such as “Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “My Hero Academia,” and “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” Studio BONES is a titan in the anime industry, and Crunchyroll’s documentary aims to uncover the mysteries behind its unparalleled success.

Crafted in conjunction with the famous French production company DeltaRocket, and directed by the creative director Jace, “BONES 25: DREAMING FORWARD” offers a thrilling cinematic voyage through the annals of Studio BONES’ heritage.

Drawing on Jace’s considerable documentary filmmaking experience, which includes directing over 40 productions for major networks such as Canal+, Arte, M6, and TCM, audiences can expect a wonderfully structured narrative that digs deep into the heart of Studio BONES’ creative process.

Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Crunchyroll, expressed excitement over the partnership, stating, “Studio BONES is behind some of the most iconic anime of a generation. It’s only fitting that anime fans will want to have an unprecedented look inside their creators and studios.” This sentiment was echoed by Masahiko Minami, President of Studio BONES, who reflected on the studio’s mission to pioneer new frontiers in animation and storytelling.

“BONES 25: DREAMING FORWARD” promises a comprehensive exploration of Studio BONES’ oeuvre, from its groundbreaking adaptations of beloved manga to its trailblazing original works. Divided into four enthralling segments—”The History of Bones,” “Style and Originality,” “Successful Adaptation,” and “Metallic Rouge: The Future of Bones”—the documentary boasts insights from over 30 luminaries, including Masahiko Minami, ONE (author of “Mob Psycho 100”), and Shinichiro Watanabe (Director), among others.

DeltaRocket’s founder, Jace, brings a wealth of experience and passion for Japanese culture to the project, having spent over two decades immersed in the country’s vibrant landscape. With a dedicated team stationed in Japan, DeltaRocket ensures an authentic and immersive viewing experience, capturing the essence of Studio BONES’ creative process with unparalleled precision.

Crunchyroll now has over 30 Studio BONES series and specials accessible, including fan favorites like “Bungo Stray Dogs,” “The Case Study of Vanitas,” and “SK8 the Infinity,” cementing its position as the best anime destination.

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