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Kitty Films (キティ・フィルム, Kiti Firumu?) was a production company founded in 1972, and was behind most of the animated adaptations of Urusei Yatsura. Kitty no longer holds the rights to any of its animated productions and is now primarily a talent agency.

Kitty's animated adaptations of Rumiko Takahashi's works were produced by founder Hidenori Taga and planner Shigekazu Ochiai (a longtime friend of Takahashi's; d. 1999).


Founded in 1972, Kitty was originally Kitty Music Corporation (キティ・ミュージック・コーポレーション, Kiti Myūjikku Kōporēshon?), which produced soundtrack albums for several live-action TV series and movies during the 1970s.

It changed it's name to Kitty Enterprise (キティ・エンタープライズ, Kiti Entāpuraizu?) sometime later. The company changed it's name to Kitty Films sometime in 1982.

The company was in dire financial straits in the early 1990s, reportedly due to Taga's using money from Kitty's music branch to finance the company's anime productions. Kitty lost both Taga and Ochiai in 1992 (Taga resigned due to an unknown scandal, and Ochiai moved on to another studio). Kitty's final animated production was 10 Tokyo Warriors (1999-2002).


Urusei Yatsura
Rumiko Takahashi-related Productions
  • Maison Ikkoku (TV, 3/26/1986-3/2/1988, Production)
  • Maison Ikkoku: The Final Chapter (Film, 2/6/1988, Production)
  • Ranma ½ (TV, 4/15/1989-9/16/1989, Production)
  • Ranma ½ Nettohen (TV, 10/20/1989-9/25/1992, Production)
  • Ranma ½: Big Trouble in Nekonron, China (Film, 11/2/1991, Production)
  • Ranma ½: Nihao My Concubine (Film, 8/1/1992, Production)
  • Ranma ½ (OVAs, 10/21/1993-8/19/1994, Production)
  • Ranma ½: Team Ranma VS The Legendary Phoenix (Film, 8/20/1994, Production)
  • Ranma ½ Special (OVAs, 12/16/1994-2/17/1995, Production)
  • Ranma ½ Super (OVAs, 9/21/1995-1/19/1996, Production)
Other Productions
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • F (1988)
  • Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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