Nintendo Pictures

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Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd.
Native name
Nintendō Pikuchāzu Kabushiki-gaisha
FormerlyDynamo Pictures, Inc. (2011–2022)
  • Animation
  • Development of 3D-CG tools
FoundedMarch 18, 2011
FounderHiroshi Hirokawa
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Number of locations
2 studios[a] (2022)
ProductsCG and motion capture for video games and related media
Total equity34.5 million yen
Number of employees
105 (2022)
ParentNintendo (2022—present)

Nintendo Pictures Co., Ltd.[b] (formerly Dynamo Pictures, Inc.[c]) is a Japanese animation studio owned by Nintendo that develops "visual content" using Nintendo properties.[1]


The company was founded by Hiroshi Hirokawa on March 18, 2011, in Tokyo, Japan under the name of Dynamo Pictures.

Nintendo announced their intent to acquire Dynamo Pictures and change its name to Nintendo Pictures on July 14, 2022, citing the focus of the company to strengthen the planning and production structure of visual content.[2][3][4] The deal closed on October 3, with the company becoming a full subsidiary of Nintendo, as well as adopting its new name.[1][5][6] Many fans of the 2006 video game Elite Beat Agents noticed that a mission in the game references a fictional company called Nintendo Pictures.[7]

The company announced that they are currently looking for new employees.[8]


The company has worked on CG production for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Garo: Divine Flame, TsukiPro the Animation, and Yuri on Ice. The company has also worked on motion capture for Persona 5, Monster Hunter Stories, and Nier Replicant. It was also involved with anime titles such as Earwig and the Witch, Macross Delta Absolute Live!!!!!!, and the Pikmin short films, CGs in games such as Metroid: Other M and overall work for many different anime, games and products over the years using computer-generated imagery.[9][10]


  1. ^ One studio in Chiyoda, Tokyo and one studio in Naha
  2. ^ Japanese: ニンテンドーピクチャーズ株式会社, Hepburn: Nintendō Pikuchāzu Kabushiki-gaisha
  3. ^ Japanese: 株式会社ダイナモピクチャーズ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Dainamo Pikuchāzu


  1. ^ a b Batchelor, James (October 4, 2022). "Nintendo completes Dynamo Pictures acquisition, relaunches as Nintendo Pictures". Retrieved October 13, 2022.
  2. ^ "Nintendo acquires animation studio that'll become 'Nintendo Pictures'". The Verge. July 14, 2022. Archived from the original on July 14, 2022. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  3. ^ Weprin, Alex (July 14, 2022). "Nintendo Buys Studio to Turbocharge IP-Based Production". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on July 14, 2022. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  4. ^ Goslin, Austin (July 14, 2022). "Nintendo buys animation studio, forms Nintendo Pictures". Polygon. Retrieved July 14, 2022.
  5. ^ Wales, Matt (October 3, 2022). "Nintendo officially launches its Nintendo Pictures animation studio". EuroGamer. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  6. ^ Kevin, Knezevic (October 4, 2022). "Nintendo Pictures Launches Ahead of First 'Super Mario Bros.' Movie Trailer". CNET. Retrieved December 2, 2022.
  7. ^ "Random: Turns Out Elite Beat Agents Predicted 'Nintendo Pictures' Years Ago". Nintendo Life. July 18, 2022. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  8. ^ "Nintendo Looking to Hire for Future Animated Projects". GAMING. Retrieved December 5, 2022.
  9. ^ Mateo, Alex. "Nintendo to Acquire Visual Content Production Company Dynamo Pictures". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 4, 2022.
  10. ^ "ダイナモピクチャーズ". ダイナモピクチャーズ (in Japanese). Retrieved July 15, 2022.

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