8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

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Which anime studio do you love the most?

After all, when you add them up, there’s dozens of anime studios out there.

Some of which have produced only a handful of anime. While others have produced tons!

 

What determines a good anime studio?

We’ll leave that question for another day.

For now – here are 8 of my favorite anime studios who deserve some credit.

 

1. Kyoto Animation

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

Kyoto animation has been around since 1981. When it was first founded.

The CEO of the company – Hideaki Hata had his start in 1985 at Kyoto Animation.

What makes Kyoto Animation so great?

Here are some of the best anime shows created by Kyoto Animation…

 

Hyouka

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Clannad

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Kyoto Animation also produced:

  • Kanon.
  • Chuunibyou.
  • Amagi Brilliant Park.
  • Lucky Star.
  • Full Metal Panic.
  • A Silent Voice.
  • K-ON.

Kyoto Animation is the king of slice of life and romance series. They’re also the inventors of “moe, Kawaii” culture.

Similar to Madhouse, they have plenty of successful series and don’t tend to make an anime “for the sake of it”. But instead take time to make quality content.

My #1 studio in the anime industry.

 

2. J.C STAFF

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

J.C STAFF started out in 1986, when it was first founded.

The founder of the company is: Tomoyuki Miyata.

What makes J.C STAFF so great as an anime studio?

Anime shows like these:

 

Shakugan No Shana

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Food Wars

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Nodame Cantabile

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

They also produced shows like:

  • Flying Witch.
  • A Certain Scientific Railgun.
  • Maid Sama.
  • Ghost Hunt.
  • Shimoneta.
  • Alice To Zouroku.
  • Golden Time.

What I like about J.C staff is they’re willing to experiment and try new things every now and then.

Food Wars is one recent example in recent years. There’s nothing like it.

Same thing with Railgun and the story behind it.

 

3. A-1 Pictures

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

A-1 Pictures was first founded in 2005.

The president of the company is: Tomonori Ochikoshi.

The parent company is Aniplex and Sony.

What’s so great about A-1 Pictures?

The following anime shows:

 

Sword Art Online

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Fairy Tail

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

A-1 Pictures also produced shows like:

  • Erased.
  • Blue Exorcist.
  • GATE.
  • Magi: Labyrinth Of Magic.
  • Magi: Kingdom of Magic.
  • Working!!
  • Asterisk War.

A1 pictures has “mixed feelings” in the anime industry. Some anime are controversial (SAO) or successful.

I personally love their catalog of shows, some of my favorites are made by A1 Pictures.

 

4. Madhouse

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

Madhouse was founded in 1972, making it one of the earliest Japanese anime studios.

Madhouse has some of the most impressive anime series ever made.

And that’s not just based on how I feel, but statistically it seems true as well.

What makes madhouse a worthy anime studio?

Shows like:

 

Death Parade

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Cardcaptor Sakura

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Black Lagoon

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Madhouse is also behind anime shows like:

  • No Game No Life.
  • Death Note.
  • Parasyte.
  • Monster.
  • Claymore.
  • Hunter x Hunter.
  • The Ambition Of Oda Nobuna.
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
  • Sunday Without God.

And many many anime shows you’ll be familiar with.

 

5. Bones

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

Bones studio was first founded in 1998.  By founder: Masahiko Minami.

What makes Bones Studio worth mentioning?

Great anime shows like the following:

 

Full Metal Alchemist

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Soul Eater

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

My Hero Academia

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Bones also produced shows like:

  • Noragami.
  • Mob Psycho 100.
  • Eureka Seven.
  • Bungou Stray Dogs.
  • GoSick.
  • Darker Than Black.
  • Ouran High School Host Club.
  • Snow White With The Red Hair.

These are a few examples of what Bones is capable of.

Personally they’re one of my favorite studios, with an interesting catalog of anime from different genre’s.

 

6. Studio Deen

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

Studio Deen was first founded between 1972-1975.

What makes Studio Deen  special when it comes to anime?

Quality shows like these:

Higurashi: When They Cry

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Kono Subarashii

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Fate Stay Night

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Log Horizon

6 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Studio Deen is also behind shows like:

  • Sakamoto Desu Ga.
  • Rurouni Kenshin.
  • Hell Girl.
  • Sakura Trick.
  • Ranma 1/2.
  • Vampire Knight.
  • Fruits Basket.
  • Nurarihyon No Mago.

And other anime shows that you may recognize, but aren’t as popular as other studios on this list.

 

7. White Fox

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

White Fox has their own unique style in the industry. With some of the most thought provoking (Steins Gate) and the most violent series ever made.

Usually with tons of depth and meaning.

They have shows like:

 

Akame Ga Kill

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Jormungand

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Re:Zero

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

And of course:

  • Steins Gate.
  • Goblin Slayer.
  • The Devil Is A Part Timer.

 

8. Studio Trigger

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

They’re newer than most studios, and don’t really have a massive catalog of shows to their name.

But similar to Kyoto Animation, they don’t release dozens of shows for the sake of it. Choosing instead to take their time and work on some of my favorites like:

 

 Little Witch Academia

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Kill La Kill

8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

 

Their animation style is unique.

 

Honorable Mentions:

  • Lerche (Assassination Classroom).
  • Sunrise (Code Geass).
  • Wit Studio (Owari No Seraph).
  • Production I.G (Psycho Pass).

 

Which anime studios do you love?

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2 thoughts on “8 Of The Greatest Anime Studios That Produce Jaw Dropping Shows

    • Theo J Ellis says:

      Yep. They have some anime shows that I love!

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