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Drillimation Studios (株式会社ドリメーションスタジオ Kabushiki-gaisha Dorimēshon Sutajio?) is a Japanese animation and game development studio headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1958 by Hiroshi Takajima and was originally an animation studio. Drillimation Studios got into the video game industry in the late 1980's.
Drillimation Studios was originally owned by Toho to distribute the anime they made, but was purchased by Namco in 1985 and ever since 2002, they have been exclusively a video game developer.
Drillimation Studios was especially known for their family-friendly games, including the smash hit action-arcade games Mr. Driller and Lucky Star.
This logo was first seen at the end of Drillimation productions throughout the 70's and 80's. The prototype was originally created a year prior to its debut.
In 1985, employees from Namco visited Drillimation Studios. In November 1985, Namco paid a total of $200 million to own 100% of the company. Because of this, Drillimation Studios is now a subsidiary of Namco. This logo was first used on Drillimation's products when they enrolled in the video game industry. The Big M logo would become the most popular logo and flagship icon of Drillimation Studios at that time. It has been reused as a primary logo since 2013.
2000-2013 (primary logo), 2013-present (secondary logo)
In 2000, the Big M logo was retired and remodeled into a new logo. The logo is exactly the same as the previous logo but the entire logo is in Minecraft Regular and "studios" is now spaced out. This was based on the Drillimation Online logo. It is still used today as a secondary logo to the 1986 one.
2000 (unused prototype)
The former prototype was modeled with gray text with red glowing around Drillimation and black glowing on Studios. This was called the Powerdrill logo. This logo was scrapped in order to keep the "rainbow tradition" ongoing.
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