Noticeable for having CG animations in their shows, A-1 Pictures is well-known for producing fantasy shounen anime. Their works include the likes of Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail, Blue Exorcist and Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. Established on 2005 by Aniplex, a company owned by SMEJ, A-1 Pictures initial role was to oversee the production of few Aniplex’s series. After a year, they’ve created a name for themselves and became a studio of their own. Now, the company has two buildings, the main one in Asagaya and another one in Koenji which later rebranded to CloverWorks: the studio of The Promised Neverland. A-1 Pictures is often criticised by fans for having poor animation quality and same‑face‑syndrome on their works.