Tatsunoko Production Co. Ltd.
Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. (株式会社タツノコプロ Kabushiki gaisha Tatsunoko Puro?), previously known as Kabushiki gaisha Tatsunoko Purodakushon (株式会社竜の子プロダクション?), often shortened to Tatsunoko Pro (竜の子プロ or タツノコプロ Tatsunoko Puro?), is a Japanese animation company. Founded in October 1962 by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida along with his brothers Kenji and Toyoharu (or by the pen name "Ippei Kuri"). The studio's name has a double meaning in Japanese of "Tatsu's child" (Tatsu being a nickname for Tatsuo) and "sea dragon" which was the inspiration for its seahorse corporate logo.
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