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9+ Of The Best Anime Shows From Cloverworks (Studio)

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Cloverworks  is an anime studio that has steadily been putting out better and better anime over the years.

They’re responsible for some of the most popular anime in the 2010’s and onwards, not to mention some underrated anime in general.

Cloverworks is also a studio under the ANIPLEX brand, which gives it a lot of leverage in the anime industry. And they were originally a part of A-1 pictures before rebranding.

Here’s a list of relevant anime.


Solid anime from Cloverworks Studios:


1. Shadows House

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Shadows House is an underrated anime from 2021 that went a little unnoticed by some fans. The quality is baked into the plot, its writing style, and everything that makes the anime what it is.

It’s about a big ass house, a mansion even, full of nobles and dolls. The “dolls” are created by the nobles to serve the nobles, and to act as their mirror image (yin to their yang).

There’s a herachy in this place. Kate, one of the main characters, is a low ranking noble and is treated like dirt by some higherups.

Kate’s doll Emilico is also treated this way as a side effect and vice versa.

As they rise up the ranks and discover the secrets and mysterious surrounding this house and its rules, the plot turns dark and the plot twists become unpredictable.

Solid anime by cloverworks, and one you’ll have to watch to avoid spoilers (the type that can ruin the series).


2. Wonder Egg Priority

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Wonder Egg Priority is an anime about 4 teenagers going through depression, anxiety, emotional trauma and other personal struggles.

Ignoring the ending which isn’t the best, the anime is stellar when it comes to portraying realistic struggles teenagers may experience.

Ai Ohto, the girl in the famous yellow hoodie is guilty after a friend she just made commits suicide.

Rikka Kawai self harms because of problems at home and other details I won’t mention.

This stretches to the other 2 characters in their own unique ways, and they all “fight” their trauma in creative ways, courtesy of the writing style.

It’s a good mental health type of anime.


3. Horimiya

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Hormiya is a play on the names of the main characters (and couples) of this series.

Hori is the girl, Miyamura is the boy.

After believing Miyamura was an Otaku ad a weirdo who’s hard to talk to, Hori runs into him by accident outside of school. Not realizing he’s the same person but with a changed appearance he uses outside of school.

Both of them start talking from there and even getting closer, and that’s where the romance steps into the picture.

Think of the anime like a 2021 version of Maid Sama.

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4. Darling In The Franxx

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Darling In The Franxx is an anime that starts out on the right foot. The music is solid, some of the best the industry has seen.

The animation quality and art style is on point like a sharpened pencil. And the character interactions are weird, but interesting and refreshing.

With the plot being about Klaxasaurs, and the FRANXX being built to destroy them, you see a lot of battles and action relating to this.

Later it gets muffled, jumbled, and the plot goes into a completely different direction. But the anime’s popularity can’t be denied, making it deserving of this list by Cloverworks.

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5. Fate Grand Order Babylonia

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Fate Grand Order Babylonia is a solid addition to the FATE franchise. A franchise with so many different spin offs, anime, movies, and even games.

Mash Kyrielight is the main character along with Fujimaru, and they essentially (not literally) go on missions together to protect whatever it is that needs protecting.

You’re best off starting from Fate Zero and Fate Stay Night, then the Fate Grand Order movie to understand this anime and its context. Otherwise it might be confusing.


6. My Dress Up Darling

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My Dress Up Darling is one of the latest anime by Cloverworks in 2022. It’s adapted from a popular, wholesome manga.

Gojou is a guy who creates dolls, and he’s perceived to be a weirdo because of it by some. Not many can relate to him or understand him.

He meets Marin Kitagawa, a girl who loves cosplay and is an Otaku, and they both help each other with their passions, hobbies, and work, and become friends.

This leads to romance and some diabetes level of sweet and wholesome episodes.

It’s a stand out series unlike anything most rom com, slice of life can compare to.


7. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Fine (Movie)

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Saekano: How To Raise A Boring Girlfriend is an anime about Tomoya, a guy who wants to make a dating sims game.

Him and 3 other girls, 2 of which are authors and publishers who make their own money, decide to help him bring his dream to fruition.

This a harem series with Ecchi elements, but it’s nothing like the cliche style of harem people judge the genre for.

This movie is an extension of the 2 season anime series (and the novel content), so you need to watch the first 2 seasons before jumping heads first into it.


8. Tokyo 24th Ward

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Tokyo 24TH Ward is an anime about protecting, if I was to use one word.

After receiving a phone call from a dead friend about choosing the future, all 3 main characters work to protect the 24th ward in the best ways they know how.

This is still an early anime in 2022 that’s still airing, but it’s doing well so far.

Tokyo Revengers and Psycho Pass are similar to this anime.


9. Spy X Family

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Spy X Family is all in the name to a degree. It’s a seriously popular manga that was finally adapted into an anime series.

The release date was April 2022.

In this anime the plot revolves around preventing war by dealing with extremists and warmongers.

Investigations, role playing (no pun intended), and things along these lines are what you can expect from this anime if you’re new to it.

It has similarities to shows like The World’s Finest Assassin, Full Metal Panic, and so on.


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