KyoAni Tops Ghibli In Japanese Fan Ranking of Favorite Anime Studios

The usual suspects featured prominently, but the specific ordering was quite the surprise.

In a new Biglobe fan ranking poll, over 3,000 fans responded to a query asking users to name their favorite anime studio. The usual suspects like Kyoto Animation (KyoAni), Shaft, Sunrise and Studio Ghibli featured prominently, but the specific ordering was quite the surprise.


1. Kyoto Animation (K-on!, My Ordinary Life, Haruhi Suzumiya)

2. Sunrise (Gundam, Gintama)

3, P.A Works (Angel Beats! Hanasaku Iroha)

4. Shaft (Madoka Magica, Nisemonogatari)

5. Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell, Blood-C, Guilty Crown)

6. A-1 Pictures (Working!! )

7. JC Staff (A Certain Magical Index/Scientific Railgun, Waiting in the Summer)

8. Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Soul Eater, No.6)

9. Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke)

10. Studion Deen (Higurashi)

11. ufotable (Fate/zero)

12. Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Medaka Box)

13. Madhouse (Cardcaptor Sakura, Ninja Scroll, Redline, Summer Wars, Satoshi Kon's movies)

14. Hal Film Maker (Aria)

15. Pierrot (Naruto, Bleach)

16. Diomedea (Squid Girl)

17. Toei Animation (Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, Precure)

18. White Fox (Tears to Tiara)

19. AIC (Strike Witches, Tenchi Muyo)

20. TMS Entertainment (Detective Conan, Anpanman)

21. OLM (Pokemon, Inazumi Eleven)

22. Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross)

23. Studio Comet (Jewel Pet)

24. Studio Gokumi (A-Channel )

25. Xebec (Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos)

26. Satelight (Aquarion, Macross F, AKB0048, Arjuna)

27. Studio 4 ℃ (Berserk movies, Mind Game, Tekkon Kinkreet)

28. Production Reed (Minky Momo, Dancougar)

29. Knack Productions (Changeman Ken)

29. International Film Production (Legendary Akurobanchi Makyo)

29. Video Work Shop (Koihime † Musou)

32. feer

33. Aiken (Sazae-san)

33. Silver Link (Baka to Test, C^3)

What's you favorite anime poll? Do you think the Japanese fans' ranking to be sensible?

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime. 



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