Kyoto Animation (株式会社京都アニメーション Kabushiki-gaisha Kyōto Animēshon), abbreviated KyoAni (京アニ), is a Japanese animation studio and a light novel publisher located in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 1981 by former Mushi Production staff. Presided by Hideaki Hatta, the company is also affiliated with the studio Animation Do, its subsidiary animation company.
Kyoto Animation is the animation studio responsible for producing the Free! anime franchise, as well as the High☆Speed！ light novel series and the novelization of Season One. On July 17, 2019, an arsonist set fire to the Studio 1 building in Kyoto. Thirty-three people lost their lives.
An associate company of Kyoto Animation, Animation Do (株式会社アニメーションドゥウ Kabushiki-gaisha Animēshon Dū) was established to assist production at Kyoto Animation. Originally established as the Kyoto Animation's Osaka office, it was incorporated as a limited company in 2000, and became a corporation in 2010. Both companies are run by Hideaki Hatta and are run jointly as one. They produce up and coming works under the Animation DO label with Kyoto Animation as their main contractor and works where they work as one company alongside Kyoto Animation. They work on most Kyoto Animation projects and many of them have joint signatures.