Production I.G. is one of my personal favorite anime studios. I’d easily put them in my top 10.
Unlike many studios, especially in 2020, production I.G has
They’ve produced some killer
Let’s talk about it.
The Best Production I.G.
1. Psycho Pass
Let’s start with Psycho Pass. It’s one of the few police
It’ a technologically driven society with robots who can help you get dressed, and can even clean the streets. It’s so far in the future.
On the law side of things, the police are given guns called “dominators”. It helps police officers measure a person’s mental health, so they can judge their “threat” level.
2. Guardian Of The Sacred Spirit
Guardian Of The Sacred Spirit is an
It’s about a prince on the run from his own people who are trying to kill him. They believe doing so will “protect” their society.
A female bodyguard is hired to protect the prince, and they end up living together while on the run. And going on adventures.
A mother-son type of bond is what eventually builds from the main characters, and it’s a nice mix of action, feels, and a meaningful story.
No nonsense, no fan service. Just pure quality.
Blood+ is an
She happens to be a special case which turns out for the worst.
I thank this
Not the absolute greatest of all time for me, but a worthy mention from Production I.G.
4. The Ancient Magus Bride
The Ancient Magus Bride is one of the most chilled, romantic and mellow slice of life shows there is.
The visuals are absolutely stunning.
Even in 2020 this
Hatori Chise is “sold” to the highest bidder, who happens to be a magus called Elias. Who ends up being “the magus bride”.
It’s a laid back approach to a magic series as opposed to the more dramatic and flashy shows you tend to see in this genre.
5. Kimi Ni Todoke
She’s seen as frightening when in reality she’s the complete opposite.
Released in 20909 this shoujo
6. Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga, released in 2019 is an
With its historical context, action, and the theme of war in England vs the dames, it’s one of Production I.G’S best collaboration projects.
Wit Studios is the original studio but Production I.G was in on it as producers.
7. Attack On Titan
Just like with Vinland Saga, Production I.G produced Attack On Titan. All 3 seasons.
They produced it with WIT Studios.
It’s not my absolute favorite on this list but it deserves credit. And was one of the first
8. Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is another
Gai, one of the lead characters, is a strategist. He thinks far into the future and never leaves an opening in his plans. Just like Lelouch from Code Geass.
The real protagonist of this show: Shu, comes across a power given to him by Inori. And further down the line this
It’s a decent show and a good introduction to many more like it.
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The alluring, knowledgeable and mysterious female protagonist, and the male protagonist who meets her make for an interesting story.
The quotes taken from this series speaks for itself and reflects the
10. Robotic Notes
Robotic Notes is like an alternative to Steins Gate in a few ways, but not literally.
You have a main character who’s cheery, happy, and full of life. The usual cliché but still likable and not at all annoying.
She has a mission to make a fully functioning giant robot where everyone else has failed. But the
Haikyuu is probably the most popular sports
In that way, it’s similar to what
Hinata, the MC, is the orange hair protagonist who’s energy can be compared to
Through the sports of volleyball, he meets another MC and together they grow and rise as volleyball players in the sport.
You can think of it like Food Wars in the way it progresses.
12. The Prince Of Tennis
The Prince Of Tennis is a classic series going all the way back to 2001. With 178+ episodes it’s one of the longest sports
The influence of this
If you’re trying to get into more sports
13. A Letter To Momo
A Letter To Momo is one of the first set of
It’s about Momo and the death of her father. Her father left a letter but it’s unfinished and only has the words “dear Momo” written on it.
14. Kuroko No Basket
Kuroko No Basket came before Haikyuu, and you could argue Haikyuu might not be around if not for the success of Kuroko No Basket.
In certain ways I’d compare this to Free! Eternal Summer, at least for the character designs.
Here it’s about basket ball and the usual competition and sets of personalities that comes with sports.
There are 3 seasons. 1 less than Haikyuu.
15. Ghost In The Shell
Ghost In The Shell, the famous and legendary movie from 1995 is by Production I.G studios.The influence of this movie is undeniable.
As far as technology and the concepts in this movie, it’s ahead of its time and few did it on the level of Ghost In The Shell.
25+ years later and this
Other Production I.G.
- Usagi Drop.
- Ao Haru Ride.
- Welcome to the Ballroom.
- Love Hina.
- Eden Of The East.