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I've recently started watching anime. I've watched Code Geass R1 and R2 and now I've just started Steins;Gate. I was surprised to see that in both series' ending credits the word "Wish" appears between the Japanese characters in a similar font, since it's the only one or one of the few words in English.

This is a screenshot from Code Geass R2's credits showing what I mean

end credits from Code Geass R2

Does it have any special meaning?

  • It's probably this company: ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/… – nhahtdh Apr 29 '15 at 19:16
  • Thanks everybody for the great answers.About Steins;Gate, I think the section says: 動画協力 Wish アニタス神户 太観アニメ – user2859982 Apr 29 '15 at 20:14
  • It should be the same company. 動画協力 is probably Finish Animation Cooperation? The other 2 are Anitus Kōbe and Taikan Anime. – nhahtdh Apr 29 '15 at 20:24
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I'm not sure about Steins;Gate, however, from the screenshot above, Wish refers to an animation company.

In the screenshot above, the company is credited for Finish Animation (仕上 shiage), and the people on the list are [伊藤 良樹]{Itou Yoshiki}, [加藤 里恵]{Katou Rie}, [熊田 真子]{Kumada Masako}, [加藤 明美]{Katou Akemi}, [斎藤 知津江]{Saitou Chizue}, [江草 大樹]{Egusa Daiki}, [角野 江美]{Kadono Emi}, [三上 幸恵]{Mikami Yukie}.

Wish is not a particularly big animation company. From the list on ANN, they are mostly in charge of Finish Animation, In-Between Animation, 2nd Key Animation, Digital Paint, etc. So far, they have only produced a single anime title Elite Jack!! (OAV) in 2014.

  • on Anime News Network's Steins;Gate page, under you can see Wish having been listed under Finish Animation, In-Between Animation and 2nd Key Animation, on the Code Geass Page it is listed under In-Between Animation, Digital Paint and In-Between Check. as you have listed in your last paragraph – Memor-X Apr 29 '15 at 22:15
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The section of the credits you're looking at there is 仕上 shiage "finishing", which is the task of finishing the coloring of a scene. Wish is a studio that does subcontracting for this kind of work.

Their name is in English because why not. See also: J.C.Staff, Production I.G., Sunrise, Studio Feel, ufotable, and so forth.

The other eight names in that section are the names of people (not studios); I suspect they're employees for Wish. (At least one of them, Katou Rie, is, it seems.)

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