El TV Kadsre Animation, formerly known as Islands Animation (諸島アニメーション Shotō Animēshon?) and often abbreviated as ETKA, is an El Kadsreian animation studio based in El Kadsre City, El Kadsre. It is currently owned and operated by the El TV Kadsre Television Network, who mainly air their productions on all their channels. The company mainly participates in the production of anime series, animated series, as well as films and video games.

El TV Kadsre Animation is mainly famous for producing numerous anime adaptations and animated series mainly on works of El Kadsreian literature and manga, such as Jamie's got Tentacles!, Planet Ripple and Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror. Original programming is also part of their spectrum as well. El TV Kadsre Animation has also produced anime adaptations of a few video game series, such as Touhou Project: The Animated Series and the upcoming Onmyoji: The Animated Series. One of Seymour Games' founders, Hitoshi Tomoyuki, directed several of these series. ranked the studio as #2 on the Top Ten Animation Studios of El Kadsre.

The company also has international offices in Minecraftia.


The company was founded on May 4, 1937, as Islands Animation. The studio was founded after two of its followers watched various animated shorts by the works of Disney and Fleischer Studios. In the late 1950s, El TV Kadsre purchased the studio and in 1964, it was renamed it as El TV Kadsre Animation.

In 1990, ETKA opened a subsidiary in Minecraftia titled El TV Kadsre Animation Minecraftia, based in Coronary Falls, New Saitama.

One of their most well-known series throughout the 1990s was the anime adaptation Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror, based on Hinata Kazunori's novel of the same name. The anime adaptation is more popular than the novel and was a hit in Japan, leading to more than 200,000 Japanese fans to visit El Kadsre City every year since the late 1990s. In the mid-1990s, ETKA began animating cutscenes for video games, with their first being the 1996 arcade game Akari Kagamine and the Luminous Bricks.

As of 2016, they have headed production of over 200 animated series and more than 400 films.


TV series

Name Genre Original Run Episodes Note(s)
Kotaku Wars Action, Adventure, Fantasy November 5, 1989 - September 26, 1992 112 Co-produced by STN Productions
Mixels Comedy, Fantasy February 12, 1994 - October 1, 1996 31 Co-produced by Treet Television
Gumball Comedy, Fantasy March 9, 1995 - February 12, 2005 250 Co-produced by InterArts Studios and B-Jack Productions.
Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror Slice of Life, Magical Girl, Fantasy July 9, 1994 - July 1, 1995 52 Based off of Hinata Kazunori's novel of the same name.
Akari and Haruki's Child Slice of Life, Magical Girl, Fantasy April 6, 1997 - August 16, 1998 72 Sequel to Akari Kagamine and the Rainbow Mirror and another adaptation of the novel by the same author.
Touhou Project: The Animated Series Fantasy August 28, 1999 - August 4, 2001 102 Based off of the Drillimation game series of the same name. Co-produced by Drillimation Studios.
It's Jerry and Harry Slice of Life, Comedy September 1, 2001 - August 25, 2007 311 Based off of the comic book series of the same name. Produced by the Minecraftia subsidiary. One episode was unaired due to the 9/11 attacks.
Bubbles in the School Action, Comedy, Fantasy September 21, 2003 - March 25, 2012 200
Gracie The Church Cat Comedy March 4, 2007 - January 11, 2015 245
Super Trains Action November 1, 2009 - August 28, 2016 177
Jamie's got Tentacles! Science fiction, comedy September 18, 2011 - September 16, 2012,

January 8 - October 13, 2016

104 Based off the book series of the same name.
Monster Raiders Action, Fantasy October 11, 2012 - May 29, 2014 135 Co-produced by Television New Zealand
The Heathcliff & Riff-Raff Show Comedy January 9, 2016 - present 2 Co-production with Figgelmünch Film Animation of Puerto Chango.
Magic Vari Slice of Life, Magical Girl, Fantasy March 7, 2016 - present 11
Vampire Pixel in The Neon City Action, Comedy May 29, 2016 - present 24
Joy To The World Comedy, Drama June 9, 2016 - present 23 Based off of Johnathan Wrathborne's of the same name.

Co-produced by Ultra Productions.

Countryballs: The Animated Series Comedy, Satire September 29, 2016 - present 203 Based off the Internet meme of the same name.
The Kindergarten Detectives: Animated Series Comedy April 29, 2017 - present 12 Based off of Loreal Harris' of the same name.
Life in Susie Comedy June 15, 2017 - present 5
LazyTown Forever Educational
January 2018 A live-action/animated series that is a continuation of LazyTown. Co-production with LTS Garðbær Studios, Figgelmünch Film Animation, RÚV, Turner Broadcasting System Europe , and DHX Media
Onmyoji: The Animated Series Fantasy, Adventure February 25, 2018 Based off of NetEase's video game of the same name. Co-produced by Drillimation Studios.

Video games

Name Release date Genre(s) Original developer(s) Note(s)
Akari Kagamine and the Luminous Bricks August 1996 Arcade, Puzzle, Action Seymour Games Opening and ending cutscenes
Akari Kagamine and the Stick of Alchemy March 1997 Arcade, Cute 'em up Seymour Games Opening and ending cutscenes
Patry: Smash It! December 2010 Platformer Seymour Games Character animations, as well as the intro and ending cutscenes.


Name Release date Genre Running time Distributor(s) Note(s)
Planet Ripple May 22, 1997 Science fiction, Action 114 minutes El TV Kadsre Films, Toei Company, Ltd. Based on the 1973 manga of the same name by Kichirou Tsukuda.
Countryballs: The Movie Winter 2019 Comedy, Satire Unknown Azara Pictures
El TV Kadsre Films
Treet Films
20th Century Fox
Based on the TV series and internet meme.

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