Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. (株式会社タツノコプロ, Kabushiki gaisha Tatsunoko Puro), previously known as (株式会社竜の子プロダクション, Kabushiki gaisha Tatsunoko Purodakushon), often shortened to Tatsunoko Pro (竜の子プロ or タツノコプロ, Tatsunoko Puro), is a Japanese animation company and a member of former Japanese MLP licensor, Takara Tomy.
Founded in October 1962 by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida along with his brothers Kenji and Toyoharu (or by the pen name "Ippei Kuri"). The studio's name has a double meaning in Japanese of "Tatsu's child" (Tatsu being a nickname for Tatsuo) and "sea dragon" which was the inspiration for its seahorse corporate logo.
Tatsunoko is known for franchises such as Gatchaman, Casshern, Yatterman, Speed Racer, Tekkaman, Robotech, Macrosso and other anime such as Beyblade Metal Saga (with SynergySP), Sket Dance, Karas, Zillion (with Production I.G), Neon Genesis Evangelion (with Gainax), [C] -Control-, Ping Pong, Wake Up, Girls! (with Ordet), The SoulTaker, Pretty Rhythm, Martin Mystery, Akira (assisted with TMS Entertainment), Video Girl Ai (again with Production I.G), etc.
Tatsunoko is part of the Harmony Unleashed Production Committee as the studio will produce the OAV/ONA series, Harmony Unleashed: Spirit Brony High alongside Production I.G (as it's their first anime series that both Tatsunoko and IG collaborated in almost 30 years since Zillion and Video Girl Ai), and producing Harmony Unleashed: Crossing Arrows alongside A-1 Pictures.