Top 5 Anime Studio Recommendations


By Gabrielle Feliciano, Staff Writer

Japanese animation, or anime, has been in production since the late 1910s. Over the past year, anime has risen in popularity more so than ever before, with works like “Hunter × Hunter” and “One Punch Man” gaining international recognition. The following are some of the best anime studios, ranked.

5. Ufotable, Inc.

Ufotable was founded in Oct. 2000, releasing their first work, “Weiß Kreuz Glühen,” in 2002. Known for their action anime, Ufotable was one of the first anime studios to use computer-generated animation to create fight scenes with as much, if not more, action than most anime. Some of the works that Ufotable is known for include “Demon Slayer” and “The Garden of Sinners.”

4. Kyoto Animation Co., Ltd.

Kyoto Animation was founded in 1981, releasing their first of many anime classics, “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya,” in 2007. They are best known for their slice of life anime, a genre of realistic fiction following the everyday life of the anime’s characters. Some of the works that Kyoto Animation is known for include “Violet Evergarden,” “Love, Chuunibyou, and Other Delusions,” and “Nichijou.”

3. A-1 Pictures Inc.

A-1 Pictures was founded on May 5th, 2005. Like Kyoto Animation, most of the anime they make are also a slice of life; however, unlike Kyoto Animation, A-1 Pictures has more of a preference for tragedy than Kyoto Animation does for comedy. Some of the works that A-1 Pictures is known for include “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day,” “Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku,” and “Your Lie in April.”

2. Bones Inc.

Bones, also known as Studio Bones, was founded in October 1998. Since then, they’ve gained a reputation in the community for their action anime, with occasional elements of both fantasy and science fiction. Some of the works that Studio Bones is known for include “Full Metal Alchemist,” Full Metal Alchemist’s remake “Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood,” and “Mob Psycho 100.”

1. Production I.G, Inc.

Production I.G was founded on December 15th, 1987. Also known for their action anime, Production I.G is behind some of the most popular anime in history, including “Ghost in the Shell,” “Haikyuu,” “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” and “Kuroko’s Basketball.” Since their founding, Production I.G has put out countless classics and continue to do so for the foreseeable future.