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Best/worst anime studios.
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there are good anime studio.
What are they doing right
There are bad anime studios.
What are they doing wrong?

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Posted 9/26/11
Can't really say which animation studio is the best or worst. There's personal preferences but I'll give off my opinion.

I despise J.C. Staff. Okay, I don't hate all of their works but... God damn their tsundere-brat milking of Rie Kugimiya. That shit got old after Shana. Then there's their LN adaptions. They usually suffer from the Rie Kugmiya tsundere disease. Yea. That's why I despise their work. But hey, they do have some decent staff.

I really enjoy Shaft for the variation of styles and references. The art is beautiful (see ef - a tale memo/melo) and the animation is so abstract but can't help but like it. Particularly, the "Shinbo" style really does have interesting points to it to attract me. Some will hate it because it's now "fluid" animation but I like how it is, and that's fine with me.
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Hmmm I hate JC Staff too! They really stopped making good anime after 2009

But I also h8 studio deen :p
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Studio DEEN. Why? They messed up on Umineko a LOT.

EDIT: I mean, the voice actors were amazing! But then there was the lack of music (where's my Happiness of Marionette? TT^TT) and thne there were many things they forgot, especially the EP 3 and EP 4 arc... and of course, that specific scene in the end us Battler X Beato fans love... =/
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Posted 9/27/11 , edited 9/27/11
Worst:

Gonzo - Why? They actually had a ton of talented animators that they squandered on opulent, poorly written shows. Their 3-D work was, for the most part, pitiful. It could have been so much better. I give them credit for some great shows, but in the end, they were a pox upon humanity.

Meh (not great, no rubbish):

JC Staff, Madhouse, Manglobe, DEEN - JC Staff is in a rut. Sometimes they're great, sometimes I want to beat them with my shoe. MadHouse, I love a lot of their old stuff ... these days, they seem to be mailing it in for the paycheck, but I still like their character designs at times. Manglobe...eh, awesome hair designs, but honestly, they should just die. DEEN ... meh.

Best:

SHAFT, Bones - Why? SHAFT and Bones, along with Production I.G., do some creative "break the mold" stylized shows that are at the very least visually interesting. Bones can do some of the best action out there if they have the budget, and SHAFT is just wacked, but admittedly, they can become overly self-indulgent navel gazing whores.

Old School and Okay:

AIC, Sunrise ... I don't know. They've done some real horse shit, but for some reason I tend to wander back to their shows. AIC does some of the best "action, comedy, breasts" shows around.

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Posted 9/27/11
Aic seems to be on the rise recently.
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LelouchKyonConan wrote:

Aic seems to be on the rise recently.


Yep. They've done a good job reinventing themselves after producing some horrible, low budget shows. Their designs look good, their shows are usually silly enough to be fun (without being pretentious), and they seem to have decent budgets to work with these days.
Posted 9/27/11

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Studio DEEN. Why? They messed up on Umineko a LOT.

EDIT: I mean, the voice actors were amazing! But then there was the lack of music (where's my Happiness of Marionette? TT^TT) and thne there were many things they forgot, especially the EP 3 and EP 4 arc... and of course, that specific scene in the end us Battler X Beato fans love... =/


Agreed 100 percent!
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Posted 9/27/11 , edited 9/27/11
Oh boy here we go:

JC Staff in charge of good adaptations.
Madhouse in charge of making money.
Shaft in charge of animation quality.
KyoAni in charge of originality.
Gonzo in charge of being consistent.
Sunrise in charge of being heterosexual.
Gainax in charge of endings.
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blue_banana wrote:

Oh boy here we go:

JC Staff in charge of good adaptations.
Madhouse in charge of making money.
Shaft in charge of animation quality.
KyoAni in charge of originality.
Gonzo in charge of being consistent.
Sunrise in charge of being heterosexual.
Gainax in charge of endings.


Forgot about Gainax. They've done some pretty incredible shows ... except for maybe the Second Season of Mahoromatic (joint with SHAFT) and His and Her Circumstances. Both of which kind of bit. And yeah, their endings are something to avoid.

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Sure there are some studios that regularly put out good stuff like Sunrise, Madhouse or Bones but that isn't the whole argument. It's come to the point nowadays that it's safe to say that any anime studio can really blow you away with something amazing but they can just as easily disappoint you. It should make you realize that the quality or popularity of an anime isn't solely reliant on the execution by an anime studio.

In my mind, the end product of an anime series depends on three things: first is the material from the magaka/writer, second is the production from said studios and lastly is the environment of a series, external factors and luck. An example being what other anime is it stacked up against. Basically if a show is slotted next to something huge like Gurren Lagann, Haruhi or the upcoming Black Rock Shooter than that show won't get near as much attention even though it may technically be just as good or better.
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Hairbelly wrote:


LelouchKyonConan wrote:

Aic seems to be on the rise recently.


Yep. They've done a good job reinventing themselves after producing some horrible, low budget shows. Their designs look good, their shows are usually silly enough to be fun (without being pretentious), and they seem to have decent budgets to work with these days.

Yup! Looking forward to boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai!!



blue_banana wrote:

Oh boy here we go:

JC Staff in charge of good adaptations.
Madhouse in charge of making money.
Shaft in charge of animation quality.
KyoAni in charge of originality.
Gonzo in charge of being consistent.
Sunrise in charge of being heterosexual.
Gainax in charge of endings.


Hajahahahaga!!!!!! That's funny. Especially sunrise.


kufirst wrote:

Sure there are some studios that regularly put out good stuff like Sunrise, Madhouse or Bones but that isn't the whole argument. It's come to the point nowadays that it's safe to say that any anime studio can really blow you away with something amazing but they can just as easily disappoint you. It should make you realize that the quality or popularity of an anime isn't solely reliant on the execution by an anime studio.

In my mind, the end product of an anime series depends on three things: first is the material from the magaka/writer, second is the production from said studios and lastly is the environment of a series, external factors and luck. An example being what other anime is it stacked up against. Basically if a show is slotted next to something huge like Gurren Lagann, Haruhi or the upcoming Black Rock Shooter than that show won't get near as much attention even though it may technically be just as good or better.


By that argument you are saying what they are doing is wrong. I mean JC staff and seen, seriously? Their shows have been garbage!
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Worst is probably Gonzo although they haven't released much in the past few years after their bankruptcy.
P.A. Works is probably my top studio right now- perhaps White Fox.
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Posted 9/28/11 , edited 9/28/11

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xXKatsuChanXx wrote:

Studio DEEN. Why? They messed up on Umineko a LOT.

EDIT: I mean, the voice actors were amazing! But then there was the lack of music (where's my Happiness of Marionette? TT^TT) and thne there were many things they forgot, especially the EP 3 and EP 4 arc... and of course, that specific scene in the end us Battler X Beato fans love... =/


Agreed 100 percent!


I agree too.

I think the only title that has the best Animation work in their list was Read or Die.

I allso agree about PA Works, they did excellent work with HANASAKU IROHA., Canaan,Kurenai, Phantom , Requiem for the Phanto
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I have noticed also that a lot of the very notable animation work are done by Koreans
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kufirst wrote:

Sure there are some studios that regularly put out good stuff like Sunrise, Madhouse or Bones but that isn't the whole argument. It's come to the point nowadays that it's safe to say that any anime studio can really blow you away with something amazing but they can just as easily disappoint you. It should make you realize that the quality or popularity of an anime isn't solely reliant on the execution by an anime studio.

In my mind, the end product of an anime series depends on three things: first is the material from the magaka/writer, second is the production from said studios and lastly is the environment of a series, external factors and luck. An example being what other anime is it stacked up against. Basically if a show is slotted next to something huge like Gurren Lagann, Haruhi or the upcoming Black Rock Shooter than that show won't get near as much attention even though it may technically be just as good or better.


By that argument you are saying what they are doing is wrong. I mean JC staff and seen, seriously? Their shows have been garbage!

I'm a huge advocate for giving credit when it's due to an anime studio. But my point is that any studio can put out crap just as easily as they put out something great and that the quality of some or maybe even most anime wouldn't change if it were in the hands of another studio.

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