We are pleased to announce that CloverWorks, WIT STUDIO, Shueisha, and Aniplex have combined forces to found a new company focused on the production of art and animation.
CloverWorks and WIT STUDIO will work together to utilize their strengths to the fullest across the entire production process, from the planning stages to the final product.
As we will be involved in every step of the creative process, we will be able to ensure that the final product will be high quality and produced with the values of the target business in mind.
In addition to our collaboration with CloverWorks and WIT STUDIO, we also intend to use the industry connections provided by them to expand our scope and collaborate with various studios, producers, and creators to build a framework that allows us to prioritize those involved in the production process.
Rather than moving all processes through a singular company, we will seek to match the best production lines and creators to each project. In addition, we will also provide aid through financial support, creating an environment for these projects to flourish, and more.
Now, more than ever before, high-quality animation is vital to the success of creative works.
As such, animation studios have begun to play a greater role in the production process, simultaneously shouldering the growing demands and expectations that accompany it.
Even if the final product—or the company that created said product—is successful, it can be difficult to distribute the profits among the staff, creators, and those involved in the animation studio.
To bring about change to the present situation, we aim to collaborate with these studios to build a new business model, wherein profits are directed back to the creators.
To nourish the production of high-quality animation, we as a production company would like to lay down the foundation for a long and prosperous future wherein creators can produce animation comfortably.
We aspire to introduce a new structure for those involved in the creation of animation, by creating an environment that allows for the continuous production of high-quality animation while ensuring studios and creators are rewarded in line with what they produce.
JOEN is read as "jo-en".
JOEN can be written multiple ways when transcribed into kanji: 助演 (a supporting role). 助円 (aiding smooth facilitation). 助縁 (support through connection).
Imagine if one were to add three stripes to the "I" in JOIN. This would transform the "I" into an "E", turning JOIN into JOEN.
These three stripes are reminiscent of the famous Japanese legend of the Three Arrows, which turned the three arrows into a Japanese symbol of unity and teamwork.
Through the incorporation of these three tenets, the company will endeavor to play a supporting role, and facilitate smooth connections between organizations.
We strive to support the animation industry and related ventures by taking a supporting role and allowing the people involved in planning, production, and distribution to take center stage. We'd like to rise to the challenge of establishing a new framework for the animation industry through cooperation with those who can help us accomplish this goal.
Supporting Creativity, Empowering Creators.