'The Drillimation Series' (Japanese: ザ・ドリメーション・シリーズ, Hepburn: 'Za Dorimēshon Shirīzu') is a Japanese media franchise comprised of mostly anime and video games, as well as toys, novels, manga, and even feature-length films. The series generally revolves around the adventures of drillers, and hackers.

As The Drillimation Series is one of the biggest anime franchises of all time, it is the fifth highest-grossing video game series of all time behind Nintendo's Super Mario and Pokémon franchises, as well as Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, and Tetris. The anime and games have been immediately successful across the globe and have been translated into more than fifty languages while being broadcasted in more than seventy countries. As of 2015, the franchise has entertained more than 300 million people and sold more than 1.2 billion copies worldwide.



Main Article: The Drillimation Series (anime)

The Drillimation anime is one of the two core assets that make up the popular franchise and spans six anime series. The series focuses on a variety of characters, plots, and worlds, often with "good vs. evil" themes.


The Drillimation Series is also one of the highest-grossing video game franchises of all time and was created in 1986 after Namco bought Drillimation in 1985.

The Drillimation Series by Drillimation Studios and Bandai Namco Holdings
Franchises Chuhou Joutai · Driller Engine Grand Prix · HotShots Party[1] · Otter Magician Sammy · Mr. Driller · Patry[1] · Space Nexus · Super Smash Keyboards · Touhou Project · Shōkan
Developers Edret Games · Seymour Games · Team Shanghai Alice · Twilight Frontier
Services Drillimation Online
Former/Defunct Amusement Software · Bladesteel Games · Storer Enterprises · Tenma Games
  1. Owned by Seymour Games.
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