Top 12+ Greatest Anime Studio Of All Time With Amazing Info

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You might have seen thousands of anime But how much do you know about anime studio?

There are dozen of anime studio that produce high quality anime with stunning sound effects and mind blowing visuals.

Let us check out these anime studios who made this anime that are love by all of us.

1. Ufotable

Ufotable studio is one of the leading anime studio founded in October 2000 by former staff of the TMS Entertainment subsidiary Telecom Animation Film and located in Nakano, Tokyo.

Speciality:

Ufotable is an anime studio best known for its amazing visual effect and animation.

The combination of effects, light and cinematographic never failed to amaze the audiences and produced many great series.

Popular Productions:

1. Fate Series:

Fate series is one of the best production of Ufotable Studio. The plot development and the characterization is among the top tier in the industry.

This is one of the best action adventure anime of this studio.

2. Demon Slayer

With the unprecedent popularity of Demon Slayer, Ufotable rose to the top of the industry in animation.

Demon slayer is the new generation animation and a plot to a different level. Its craze has been fantastic among the fans.

Other Productions:

  •  Tales of Zestiria the X
  • Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan
  • Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight!
  • Tales of Symphonia The Animation
  • Kara no Kyoukai

Highest Grosser of Production:

Highest grosser of Ufotable Studio is Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train with $469,155,279 released in 2020, breaking all the records.

2. Studio Bones

Studio Bones has been founded in October 1998 by Sunrise staff members Masahiko Manami, Hiroshi Ōsaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto. Its headquarter is located in Tokyo.

Speciality:

This Studio is certainly famous for its original titles and its science-fiction work. This anime studio isn’t limited to one genre rather it explore various genre and brings out the depth of the animation as well.

Popular Productions:

1. Full Metal Alchemist

This is one of the masterpiece that is presented to the Anime Industry by Bones.

The plot is about two brothers who went on a journey to gain their body’s back which is lost performing alchemy, trying to bring their mom back to life.

2. My Hero Academia

This is another ongoing anime based on supernatural genre. The story revolves around Izuku Midoriya who is quirk less and yet he wants to become a pro Hero and his journey.

Other Productions:

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

Highest Grosser of Production:

Highest grosser of Studio Bones is “My Hero Academia” with $57,393,941 billion on worldwide box office.

3. A-1 Pictures

A-1 Pictures was founded in 2005 by ex-Sunrise producer Mikihiro Iwata for sole purpose of providing animation under Aniplex Titles. And this studio blossom into a fully funtional anime studio, since then.

Speciality:

A-1 Pictures has produced more than 200 anime so far and is widely known for its stunning visuals.

It has produced anime based on variety of genre and are still going strong in this current season.

Popular Productions:

1. Your Lie In April

A-1 Pictures produced on romance genre too. And this anime is one of the greatest work. This anime swept the floor with its music and visual along the romantic and emotional element.

The plot follows the pianist, Kousei who left the world of music after the death of his mom and the journey how he again embrace the music he loves with the help of Kaori and their hidden love.

2. Fairy Tail

One of the best magical world introduced to anime Industry by A-1 pictures. The plot follows the guild Fairy Tail and its adventures.

3. The Seven Deadly Sins

Iconic fight scenes, thrilling adventures, unstoppable commitments and immense love is what this anime has to offer you. This ongoing series hooked me up watching all of its episodes.

The anime shows the adventures of The Seven Deadly Sins.

Other Productions:

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

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of A-1 Pictures is “Sword Art Online” with $4.3 billion on worldwide box office.

Related: Notable Anime Works of Studio Bones

4. Madhouse

Madhouse one of the leading anime studio and was founded in 1972. It is among the earliest Japanese studio founded by highly skilled animators who left Mushi Production.

Specialty:

Madhouse is regarded as one of the big powerhouse of anime studios, producing more than 400 anime so far. It mostly deliver anime based action and adventure genre but it never ceases to amaze its audience.

Popular Productions:

1. Hunter x Hunter

The anime focuses on Gon, who became Hunter and went on a journey in search for his father. This anime is sure a masterpiece that could give chill to your spines.

2. Death Note

This is the anime where Antagonist is overpowered or you could say that MC is presented as Villan. A truly remarkable anime delivered by Madhouse.

3. One Punch Man

If you want overpowered protagonist then this anime is for you. As it name suggests, MC is so powerful that it can smashes the Monster in just one punch. A rare display of raw talent has been shown in this anime.

Other Productions:

  • No Game No Life.
  • Death Parade.
  • Parasyte.
  • Monster.
  • Claymore.
  • Black Lagoon.
  • The Ambition Of Oda Nobuna.

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Madhouse is “Hunter X Hunter” with $114,796on worldwide box office.

5. Wit Studio

Wit Studio is a subsidiary of Production IG. Its debut anime was Attack on Titan, aired in 2013 who was a direct hit and quickly earned a spot among the different masterpiece.  It was founded in 2012.

Speciality:

It might surprise the fans but this studio makes the anime of other genre as well. Though there’s no denying Attack on Titan rules over the Shonen genre but WIT Studio explore every genre such as romance and slice of life anime.

Popular Productions:

1. Attack On Titan

This anime doesn’t need any introduction. If you’re a veteran weeb you might have seen this anime and if not, watch it. Right Now!!

2. Owari No Seraph

This anime is about vampire and vampire hunters circling around the bond of friendship. A treat to your eyes.

Other Productions:

  • Vinland Saga.
  • The Great Pretender.
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
  • Kabeneri Of The Iron Fortress.

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Wit Studio is “Attack On Titan” with $46 million on worldwide box office.

6. Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation is one of the oldest Anime studio around since, 1981. The CEO of the company – Hideaki Hata started in 1985..

Speciality:

 Most of the anime produced by Kyoto Animation are slice-of-life in nature, where the there is less focus on the surroundings and more on the bonding that happens between all the characters.

Popular Productions:

1. Free!!

This anime is based on the sorts called swimming. If you’re into hot boys with glittering eyes, this anime is for you. It has a huge fanbase.

2. Violet Evergarden

You need a strong heart when you start this anime. The production shows the life a girl, Violet Evergarden, after war who has no emotion. And develop those emotions with help of the friends she made at a her new work.

Other productions:

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

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Kyoto Animation is “Silent Voice” with $33 million on worldwide box office.

7. MAPPA

A ex-staff member of Madhouse started MAPA and since then it turns out to be popular. It was founded in 2011. It doesn’t produces many anime yet the ones he has produced is in high quality and visuals are very good.

Specialty:

In recent decade MAPPA really puts the effort in the original contents and animate the show with all its skills it have and the anime also turned out to be good. It covers the plot quite skillfully.

Popular Productions:

1. Jujutsu Kaisen

This new generation anime was gained a lot of popularity in 2020-2021. The plot was unique and it covers the life of a sorcerer and its fight with the cursed spirit using sorcery.

2. Kakegurui

This production was a real hit too. Kakegurui talks about the Gambling in the school. Every decision is made through gambling, even life and death is decided through this game.

Other Productions:

  • The God of Highschool
  • Terror In Resonance
  • Kids on the Slope
  • Inuyashiki

8. Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli is the legendary anime studio that ill be heard from anyone you ask about it. Not only anime but in different shows too.

It was founded on June 15, 1985, the studio was crowned by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata.

Speciality:

The most spectacular films created by Studio Ghibli is about featuring young girls with messages about the natural environment and humanity’s role in its care where old age stories paly its vital roles.

Popular Productions:

1. Spirited Away

The story revolves around Chihiro, MC, when she is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place.

2. Howl’s Moving Castle

This anime is about a quiet girl who went on a journey to break a curse with a handsome but mysterious wizard, Howl. This adventurous and action anime was loved by many fans.

Other Productions:

  • My Neighbor Totoro.
  • Princess Mononoke.
  • Ponyo.
  • Grave of the Fireflies.
  • The Wind Rises.

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Studio Ghibli is “Spirited Away” with $395,580,000 on worldwide box office. This anime was on top from the release until Demon Slayer took him off.

9. Production I.G

Production I.G is founded by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa on December 15, 1987.  The head quarter of Production I.g, anime studio is situated in  Musashino, Tokyo, Japan.

Speciality:

This Anime Studio is involved in making numerous of anime on variety of category and is widely known for its experiment on the genre from Shonen to Seinen to even Shoujo. It even inspire the manga creators who have already in the anime business.

Popular Productions:

1. Haikyuu!!

The series shows the intense game of volleyball that would even make the dead to cheer for their team. The story revolves around the Karasuno, a underdog team and its journey to the top.

2. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

15 years after a global cataclysm known as the Second Impact, teenager Shinji Ikari who decided to remain pilot even after being summoned to Tokyo city.

Other Productions:

  • Ghost In The Shell.
  • Usagi Drop
  • Psycho Pass
  • Eden Of The East

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Production I.G is “Haikyuu” with $153,387 on worldwide box office.

Related: Top 10 Notable Works of Madhouse

10. Studio Pierrot

Studio Peorrot is an Japanese anime studio established in 1979 by  of both Tatsunoko Production and Mushi Production, headquartered at Mitaka, Tokyo.

Speciality:

Though this anime has produced many notable anime series but they all overshadowed by Naruto’s popularity. Though they keep fusing their skill with animation and keep growing their fanbase.

Popular Productions:

1. Naruto

This anime revolves around Naurto and his journey from zero to Hero where he became Hokage. I don’t think there is anyone who doesn’t know about this anime.

2. Tokyo Ghoul

Another anime produce by Peirrot. In this anime The MC turns into half ghoul and find a path to adjust in the society.

Other Productions:

  • Boruto :Naruto Next Generation
  • Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Bleach
  • Black CLover
  • Yona Of The Dawn
  • Beelzebub

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Studio Pierrot is “Boruto: Naruto The Movie” with 3.95 crores USD on worldwide box office.

11. Toei Animation

The studio was founded by animators Kenzō Masaoka and Zenjirō Yamamoto in 1948 as Japan Animated Films. Later it was renamed to Toei Animation. The company is headquartered in the Ohizumi Studio in Nerima, Tokyo.

Specialty:

Toei Animation is one of the oldest powerhouse of the anime and is known widely for the variety of anime it has produced and most of them is a masterpiece. It has produces many franchise as well.

Popular Productions:

1. Dragon Ball Z

The story begins by Facing Vegeta, Goku and its team fight other Saiyan and villans in order to save earth and their family. Meanwhile searching Seven Dragon ball in order to grant their wish.

2. One piece

One piece is a legendary anime having  900+ episode centered around Monkey D. Luffy and his gang, the Straw Hat Pirates.

Other Productions:

  • Slam Dunk
  • Sailor Moon
  • Digimon
  • The Fist Of North Star
  • Mononoke

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Toei Animation is “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” with $124,500,000 on worldwide box office.

12. J.C. Staff

J.C Staff was first started out in 1986. The founder of the company is: Tomoyuki Miyata.

Speciality:

J.C Staff is famous for its weird animation though every one of them has great visuals and aesthetic soundtrack. This studio always deliver its anime in high quality whether the plot is good or bad.

Popular Productions:

1. Food Wars

The story revolves around Soma who wants to dominate the food world and joined the elite cooking school where everything is decided with cooking completion.

2. Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!

The plot follows Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school who discovers Misaki Ayuzawa, the student council president, works at a maid café. He uses that opportunity to become closer to her.

Other Productions:

  • Bakuman (3rd season)
  • One punch man (2nd season)
  • The Disastrous life of Saki K.
  • Excel Saga
  • Golden time

13. Sunrise

Sunrise is one of oldest and legendary anime studio present till date. Comprised of 10 separate studios with 1000 of anime in countless genre, I wouldn’t be wrong If I say Sunrise rule over the Anime Industry.

Specialty:

Instead of focusing in every genre Sunrise chose to focus on mecha anime and began developing the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. Later its works on futuristic machinery and robotics gave him fame and popularity.

Popular Productions

1. Cowboy Bepop

The series is about bounty hunters follows Spike Spigel and the motley crew who aboard the spaceship Bebop, as they search for meaning, truth and answers to their past.

2. Code Gease

The story follows Lelouch Lamperouge, the wielder of the divine power of the Geass and the exiled prince of Britannia, who directs a rebellion towards his own family.

Other Productions:

  • City Hunter
  • Inuyasha
  • Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Gintama

Highest Grosser Of Production:

Highest grosser of Sunrise is “Cowboy Bepop” with $1,005,928 on worldwide box office.


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