Ode to Anime Studios – Science Saru

Eizouken is making waves this season, so it’s time to set our sights on this small studio backed by a big name. Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! gives insight into the animation business as seen from the animators’ points of view, so it’s perfect for something like this, I think. Science Saru started on the... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – A-1 Pictures/Cloverworks

Well, here goes nothing… After the 12 Days was over (I finished writing mine on the 23rd), I had no idea what to write on…until I realised I did have a few choices left: NAZ (had only about 6 works, but 2 were upcoming), Gainax (huge reputation and people have done research on its unconventional... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Doga Kobo

Welp, we’re getting to the more questionable and obscure studios at this point… …I think most of the studios after this one are really controversial studios (Gonzo, A-1), studios I didn’t really know how to tackle (JC Staff, Brain’s Base) or fairly new studios which only get their attention from the sakuga community (Orange, Colorido).... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Studio 3Hz

I'm trying a little something with this post... Between Flip Flappers, Princess Principal and the most recent (but not ongoing) entry into their oeuvre Blackfox, this studio’s become one to watch. This studio’s name is actually pronounced “3 Hertz”, not “3-H-Z” or whatever else you might think it is. It’s formed from ex-Kinema Citrus staff... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Wit Studio

Arguably, Wit Studio’s biggest work is one I haven’t watched… Wit Studio is currently working on Vinland Saga, plus some other works we haven’t caught much wind of yet like the Netflix-bound music anime Vampire in the Garden, so it’s a good time as any to shine a spotlight on them. This studio, founded on June... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Ufotable

With Kimetsu no Yaiba airing right now, it seems like a good time to write about ufotable. The interesting thing is that I’ve always pronounced the studio’s name “u-fot-able”, but it should be (according to the katakana) pronounced “yu-fo-table”…not that it makes much of a difference from pronouncing each of the letters in “UFO” separately,... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Kyoto Animation

…for once, this post series can actually be relevant to current discussions…although that has its own set of inherent risks… Kyoto Animation, known as “KyoAni” for short, is known for distinctive visuals, its fair work practices and, within the anime community, it has some degree of infamy for its fans…which is why I’ve been so... Continue Reading →

Ode to Anime Studios – Zero-G

To be honest, I still have no idea why all these studios are based near Suginami… To continue with the weird but true fact that the base of anime operations in Japan is Suginami, here’s another studio from there. Kabushikigaisha Zero-G hasn’t existed for long – in fact, it’s only been around since June of... Continue Reading →

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