Studio Features

The Works of Sunrise, From Mobile Suit Gundam to Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic-m5ztzJx8 In the world of anime, there are few studios as big or as recognizable as Sunrise. The home of most of your childhood favorites, and an absolute giant in the industry, Sunrise has produced well over a hundred shows,...

The Works of CLAMP, From Cardcaptor Sakura to xxxHOLiC

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring the incredible women of anime, from studios to characters and timeless creators. By Austin Jones The all-female manga collective CLAMP holds a special place in anime history for attaining crossover success, deftly blending conventions of...

The Works of Visual Arts’ Key, From Kanon to The Day I Became a God

By Deanna Nguyen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbmC-LbNPaI Whether you’re a visual novel player or a long-time anime fan, Key’s works are easy to recognize. Founded as a brand under the Visual Arts publisher by Itaru Hinoue, Naoki Hisaya, Jun Maeda and Shinji Orito, they...

The Works of SILVER LINK., From Baka & Test to Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World

By Tom Speelman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZAn3EZ5GCc Since its founding in 2007 by producer Hayato Kaneko, and recruitment of one-time Shaft wunderkind director Shin Onuma as its primary director in 2009, SILVER LINK. has produced some of the best-looking anime to date, season after...

The Works of MAPPA, From Terror in Resonance to Sarazanmai ✨

By Brittany Vincent The past decade of anime has been absolutely fantastic, rife with some of the most intriguing shows to grace the medium. Of course, when you have so many incredible animation studios, it's hard not to knock it...

The Works of David Production, From JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure to Fire Force

By Rafael Motamayor Firefighters who literally fight fire with fire, a story of how cells in your body are constantly battling giant bacteria monsters, and...is that a JoJo's reference? In just the last 10 years, David Production has made a big,...

The Works of ufotable, From Fate/Zero to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

By Deanna Nguyen In just the last 20 years, ufotable has put out some of the most gorgeously animated series in anime, rife with fluidity and sakuga. The renowned studio shines brightest with their use of mixed media to produce...

The Works of SHAFT, From Monogatari to Madoka Magica

By Tom Speelman Anime studios live through their legacies, and SHAFT has a long and prolific one. Founded in 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao in Suginami, Tokyo, SHAFT first became known outside of assistant work to larger studios by collaborating with Gainax...

The Eccentric Anime of P.A.Works: From Angel Beats! to APPARE-RANMAN!

By Deanna Nguyen Of the anime studios that we’ve come to know and love, Progression Animation Works—commonly referred to as P.A.Works—is one that leaves a distinct impression. For 20 years, P.A.Works has produced a broad range that transports us...

A Look at the Mind-Blowing Works of Madhouse

By Deanna Nguyen From a bald superhero who wears a quirky expression to a heartwarming story that explores the relationships between humans and cute androids, Madhouse’s animated works go beyond the realm of typical. Founded in 1972, Madhouse has produced...

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