Japan’s production house THE SEVEN, aiming to produce high-quality content for a global audience, has opened a 20 billion yen dedicated sound stage, M6 Studio, within the TBS Midoriyama Studio on December 1, 2023. This studio is equipped to handle the production of content tailored for streaming platforms that demand high-quality content.
Within the approximately 80,000 square meters of Midoriyama Studio owned by TBS Holdings (Tokyo Broadcasting System), THE SEVEN has completed the dedicated M6 Studio, in addition to the existing television production studios. The M6 Studio boasts one of Japan's largest studio areas, covering approximately 1,000 square meters with a height of 10 meters, allowing indoor shooting with large-scale sets. Additionally, it is equipped with a Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) room, enabling the immediate confirmation of recorded video data. The company has also established a high-speed communication infrastructure suitable for the swift transmission of large data. This setup provides an optimal environment for both shooting content intended for global streaming platforms that demand high-end video quality and the subsequent post-production processes.
Furthermore, there is an expansive open space adjacent to the studio, covering approximately 66,000 square meters, which can be utilized for various purposes. This space allows for the construction of large-scale sets, similar to those used in “SASUKE / Ninja Warrior”, enabling nighttime shooting in conjunction with the M6 Studio. This flexibility adds to the appeal of the facilities.
As Japan faces a chronic shortage of studios, THE SEVEN has secured creative flexibility and production certainty with this state-of-the-art studio. Currently, the company has received multiple offers for collaborations and co-productions from overseas, and it is gearing up to accommodate the increasing number of projects in the future. At the M6 Studio, THE SEVEN will commence set shooting for the highly successful Netflix series "Alice in Borderland" Season 3 (currently in production).
Tatsuo Sugai, President of THE SEVEN says: "The long-awaited dedicated studio for THE SEVEN has been completed. Producers behind globally acclaimed hits have gathered, and preparations for producing high-quality content are underway."
Akira Morii, Chief Content Officer of THE SEVEN: "Having received global reactions to our previously released titles, we have learned that the diligence and meticulousness to Japanese content creation transcends international borders. In the state-of-the-art M6 Studio equipped with high-end specifications, we will be producing numerous content to be presented to the world. Leveraging the production capabilities and infrastructure of THE SEVEN, we aim to impress fans worldwide with the high-quality production by Japanese directors, staff, and cast members."