Bee Train Studio Directories -Alternate: B-Train
Alternate Studio Title: B-Train
Koichi Mashimo and Mashimo Jimusho founded Bee Train Productions in June 1997 as a subsidiary of Production I.G. Koichi Mashimo's goal when he founded Bee Train was to create a "hospital for animators", an animation studio interested in nurturing young talents and artistic quality of production rather than in corporate strategies and profit. This studio-as-hospital approach was allegedly invented by Mashimo during his prolonged stay in an intensive care unit (after a severe skiing accident) and has been Bee Train's official strategy ever since.