Rengo Studio

Born from the desire to facilitate creative ideas, Rengo Studio was founded to aid other's dreams. We are a group of individuals who realized that the world is filled with people with amazing talent but no opportunity to showcase it.


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Unnamed Project Update #1

Hello everyone!

We're happy to announce that we are opening submissions for our next project! We're looking for a short story or a song to animate! If your dream is to have your work animated and get paid for it send us an email! Send your short story, song, or questions to

We will be bringing on an entirely new production crew to work on this project while we complete Paradise! This will be a short animation of about 5 minutes.

Paradise Update #23

Hello Everyone!

It's July, and very hot! We are currently at Anime Expo in LA enjoying the convention, costumes, and the heat wave. Below is our formal update video! As usual, please follow our twitter for the latest updates. (@RengoStudio)

Paradise Update #21

Hello Everyone!

We just hit March! We hope that you are all having a good year so far. Winter can't end soon enough for us.

We have finished the VA selection process and we are about to begin recordings for all their lines! Thank you to all the talented VA's who auditioned, it was very difficult narrowing it down to only one person per role. Please take a look at our latest formal update video!

Paradise Update #20

Hello Everyone!

Happy 2018! I hope you all had a merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a great new year! As you may have heard, we begun the voice acting hiring process. We're still hiring all the roles for Paradise but we have selected the voice for Joanna!

Please welcome Madeline Rose to the team as the voice of Joanna! We went through hundreds of submissions and selected her to voice Marcus' love interest. Please stay tuned for more casting announcements.

Lastly, please watch the following video update for some important information on a Paradise giveaway!

One last thing, here's a holiday doodle from Yoshio:




Paradise Update #19

Hello Everyone!

Tis the season! This time last year were prepping to begin the Kickstarter phase, it was very scary. This year we vow to not procrastinate holiday shopping.....hopefully.

If you haven't seen so already, we have created our official twitter account (@RengoStudio)! There's constant tweets from the studio so it's a great place to keep up to date in between these formal updates!

We have added another team member to our staff! Please welcome Nicolas Araujo to the team as our newest BG artist who will be working alongside Max and Amanda!

Anyway, this update we filmed a video segment for your viewing pleasure! Please check it out below. It provides an update on where we at in animation and a spotlight on one of our team members!

Additionally, here's a little peek of how the world of reality is fleshing out to be in Paradise!

Living Room_ Marcus House(1) V07.jpg

If you've stuck with us this far, I'm happy to announce we will be beginning our search for voice actors within the next week! Please stay tuned on our twitter for more information!

Paradise Update #18

Hello Everyone!

Happy November! It's hard to believe that 2017 is already almost over! Scene 2 is coming along great. If you're on the private subreddit be sure to check out the upcoming gif of the opening of scene 2. Otherwise, be sure to stay tuned for additional updates!

Here's a little doodle from Yoshio of Tolva as a cop for Halloween!


Paradise Update #17

Hello Everyone!

We are back to a steady production schedule! Meanwhile, we're continually adding additional talent to the team. Each addition to the team has made amazing impacts to the project so far, the animation continues to evolve into a better piece every day. I can't show much on the public update, but if you are on the Reddit sub be sure to check out the behind the scene goodies! Expect a video from Sean and myself detailing some of the work going on. Thank you for your continued support!

Paradise Update #16

Hello Everyone!

It's now October, I sincerely apologize for the delays. We had some unfortunate setbacks in production but we are getting back on track. We are animating scene 2! Here's a rundown of what's going on for Paradise! We have moved Fabian, one of our Storyboards onto the animation team as well. He's a fantastic asset who will really capture action oriented scenes! Concept art for scene 4 is completed and storyboards for the scene are a week away from completion. If you are on Reddit and backed us during the Kickstarter phase please be sure to check out some of the behind-the-scenes snippets.

Here is a look at Fabian's previous work!

Paradise Update #15

Hello Everyone!

*Lots* of things has happened since the last update! Animation is coming along great and smoothly now. Especially so because of our latest addition to the team, Amanda Belo! She's a talented animator and artist located in Brazil and will be joining us as a General Animator and the Color Correcter! Here is some of her previous works!

Amanda Belo's quick sketch!

Amanda Belo's quick sketch!

Additionally, we have an additional Storyboard artist that I'll be introducing in the next update so stay tuned!

Paradise Update #13

Hello everyone!

We're about halfway through the keyframes for the first scene! This week is a pretty quiet update. However, I'd like to welcome another staff member to our team! Please welcome Max Haig, our new Concept and BG Artist! Located in Toronto, Canada his talents are a welcome addition to the staff.

Additionally, notifications will be going out soon to invite the appropriate backers to the forums so please keep an eye out!

Paradise Update #12

Hey everyone!

It's already May! Hopefully it's starting to get warm and sunny wherever you are! Cause I know it's been cold and raining non-stop over here.

As of yesterday we have officially begun animation! On that note, I would like to welcome the newest animator to our team! Say hello to Shannon Merrin! Located in UK she is our Inbetween animator and is already contributing fantastic input! Do be sure to check out her other works!

As always, please stay tuned for additional updates!!

P.S. The official forum is nearly complete! I highly recommend getting a Reddit account if you don't have one already.

Paradise Update #11

Hey everyone!

Happy April! Something something eggs, something something spring cleaning!

Now, the interesting stuff! It's my pleasure to welcome a new addition to our worldwide coalition! Our Key Animator for Paradise will be Aaron Peart, located in the UK! Below is some of his previous work and his Instagram account! We're so fortunate to have his talents on the team!

We will begin actual animation on Paradise soon! Once we hire our Inbetween animator it's showtime! I hope you're all as excited to see this as we are. After all it's thank to you all we were able to fund this project! Anyway, please stay tuned for additional updates and I apologize for the delay for this one!

I feel like I'm using too many exclamation points. Oh well, I'm excited.

Paradise Update #9

Hi everyone!

I'm so happy to say we've reached our goal, we'd like to personally thank each of you so expect to see a quick video from us shortly!

Thanks to you all we can make this wondrous world animated! We truly couldn't do it without all of your support! Stay tuned for additional updates!

Thank you everyone!

Þakka þér fyrir stuðninginn!

Paradise Update #8

Hi everyone!

We're extremely busy storyboarding all the scenes! It's all coming together and we're so pleased on how it's all fleshing out. We sincerely hope we're granted this opportunity to share it with you all.

On that note, please keep an eye out for the Kickstarter page, it's going to be launched within a week from now! We can't do this without your help! And to show that we have some great backer rewards for you all!

Also, here's a sneak peak at Roy the Cannibal King


Paradise Update #7

Hello and Happy (Belated) New Year!!!

We here at Coalition Animation Studio would like to wish you all a happy 2017! We're looking forward to the coming months ahead as we launch the Kickstarter campaign for Paradise and showcase our amazing team's talents! Please continue giving us your support! We couldn't do it without you.

We have hired our Concept and Background Artist and we will announce him soon!

Paradise Update #6

Yo everyone!

This is a short but an eventful update! We are now transitioning into the storyboard phase and I'd like to welcome Lakshmi Jk to the Paradise team! We've gone through tons of applicants for the position who were all extremely talented, and we have selected Lakshmi out of all of those applicants. We're excited to have her talent on the production crew!

I'd also like to announce the Character Design for Marcus! Our main character!

Paradise Update #4


A lot of progress is being made on the Paradise film! We're now transitioning to the storyboard process and just about to wrap up the recruitment for the position. We've got tons of talented storyboard artists applying for the position and it's going to be tough for us to choose the individual to go with.

We also have a post-Thanksgiving treat for everyone! Joanna! Her character design has been completed by the skilled Jiayue Wu, our Character Designer for the project. Enjoy!


The next update will be welcoming our new storyboard artist and the next character in the film!

Paradise Update #3

Hello hello hello! I’m very excited (and amped on caffeine) to provide this update! We have been hard at working finding the right character designer as well as completing the short story-to-script conversion.

I would like to announce that Jiayue Wu has joined the staff as the Key Character Designer! After a lot of deliberation (and skype calls) we determined Jiayue’s beautiful art style and skills were perfect for Paradise. Jiayue’s coloring style exemplifies the dreamy state of bliss that the VR encompasses. We’re eager to see how she also shows the grim palate of reality! Located in New Zealand, we continue to grow the production staff of this project around the world!

Jiayue is an 18 year old student living in New Zealand. Here’s some of her works!

We can’t wait for our next update, as it will have the character designs! We’re extremely happy to have Jiayue on the team and thankful for her helping us bring these characters to life. Make sure to follow her on her social media to see her other works (Instagram, DeviantArt, Artstation, Tumblr)! And as always, if you would like to bring your skills to Coalition Animation Studios, drop us an email!

PS. Send coffee/tea.