TAKI Corporation

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


TAKI Corporation (タキ・コーポレーション) was a video distribution and production company in Tokyo, Japan. They were primarily responsible for promoting movies and producing their home video releases. The company was active from the early 1990s until 2010, when they filed for bankruptcy, and were later reincorporated as Odessa Entertainment (オデッサ・エンタテインメント).

1st logo (January 26, 1996-2000)

Visuals: There is the explosion of bluish-white particles on the black background, then a rainbow brush stroke draws itself in. After it draws itself, the word "TAKI" in Times New Roman Bold zooms in and glows. Then a light brown box appears below, with "Corporation", in Brush Script MT, writing itself in.

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: A rising string note, complete with the announcer saying "TAKI...Corporation."

Audio Variant: A variant exists where the announcer is excluded. this was used for a short time as used for Voltage Fighters! - Gowcaizer - The Movie.

Availability: Can be seen on a few tapes from the period, such as Sonic the Hedgehog OVA (including its English dub) and Voltage Fighters! Gowcaizer: The Movie.

2nd Logo (2000-June 2010)

Visuals: The screen fades in from black to CGI of a moving lava mass. In the centre of the screen, a circle begins to rotate in the middle of the magma. This circle continues to rotate like a planet, resembling the planet Mars, while the rest of the screen fades to black. Suddenly, a black T is stamped onto the Mars, which continues to rotate. The text "taki corporation" in Papyrus font appears in white under the Mars, and the sequence ends.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: An upbeat marimba sample. An electronic effect, similar to a sound effect for a spaceship taking off, plays when the planet begins to take shape. There is also a synthesized "whoosh" sound effect as the black T appears.

Availability: This logo can most often be found on Taki Corporation DVD releases throughout the 2000s.

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