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khara, Inc.
The khara logo

Type Film/television company
Status Active
Led by
Founder(s) Hideaki Anno
Founded May 17, 2006[1]
3-35-18 Shoan, Suginami
Tokyo, Japan 167-0054
Subsidiary companies
  • Studio khara
  • Project Studio Q (33%)

khara, Inc. (株式会社カラー,   Kabushiki Gaisha Karā, stylized χαρα) is a Japanese film studio founded and owned by Hideaki Anno. It is most famous for its Rebuild of Evangelion (2007-2021) anime film series, which it wholly financed. Within the tokusatsu sphere, khara has also been involved with the three live action entries in Anno's Shin anthology series, creating the previz for Shin Godzilla (2016) and co-funding Shin Ultraman (2022) and Shin Kamen Rider (2023). Before then, it co-produced the tokusatsu short film A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo (2012) for Studio Ghibli.

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Selected staff


  • Hideaki Anno's wife, manga artist Moyoko Anno, named the company and designed its logo. "khara" is based on the Greek word for joy.[1]


This is a list of references for Khara. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "History". khara, Inc. Retrieved 3 June 2023.


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