Top 15 Godlike Anime Studios with Best Animation, Ranked!

Anime Studios with Best Animation

Anime is not just famous for well-written storylines or remarkable characters. The animation and character designs play an undeniable role in making it a successful project.

So, what are some of the incredible anime studios with best animation? This article will rank the 15 best animation studios in the anime world.

Best Anime Studios 2022!

15. SHAFT

SHAFT- Anime Studios with Best Animation

SHAFT is one of the few underrated anime studios which deserve even more popularity than they get. Its works are unbelievably effortful and bring out the best in every project with quality.

Some best SHAFT studio anime:

  • Monogatari
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Nisekoi

14. Sunrise

Sunrise- Anime Studios with Best Animation

There is no question. Sunrise has been one of the most popular anime studios for the past two decades. Even though it wasn’t as popular as studios like Ufotable, Sunrise has made some amazing series.

Some best Sunrise anime:

  • Code Geass
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • InuYasha
  • Gintama
  • Mobile Suit Gundam

13. CloverWorks

CloverWorks- Anime Studios with Best Animation

CloverWorks is like an emerging anime studio because even though it hasn’t been much popular before, it’s producing some fantastic projects for the past four years. They pay attention to small details and bring out the best animation and character designs.

Some best CloverWorks anime:

  • Horimiya
  • The Promised Neverland
  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Fairy Tail: Final Season
  • Wonder Egg Priority

12. Production I.G

Production I.G- Anime Studios with Best Animation

Production I.G secured its spot for the best anime studio when making sports anime. We know how hard it is to bring out the movements in sports, but Production I.G does it masterfully.

It has also produced some amazing works like Ghost in the Shell, which bring out the efforts of visuals of the studio. So, it is one of the god-tier anime studios with best animation.

Some best Production I.G anime:

  • Haikyuu!
  • Kuroko’s Basketball
  • Psycho Pass
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
  • Run with the Wind

11. Studio Pierrot

Studio Pierrot- Anime Studios with Best Animation

Besides Toei Animation, Pierrot Studio is the only one with the most successful Shounen anime. It has delivered some unforgettable anime shows, and the animation and character designs are top-notch.

Some best Studio Pierrot anime:

  • Naruto
  • Yona of the Dawn
  • Black Clover
  • Bleach
  • Akudama Drive

10. CoMix Wave Films

CoMix Wave Films- Anime Studios with Best Animation

Just one word: Makoto Shinkai. Almost all of Makoto Shinkai’s masterpieces are made by CoMix Wave Films. They put soul and effort into making record-shattering works.

It is the best anime studio for making anime movies (in my opinion).

Some best CoMix Wave Films are:

  • Your Name
  • Weathering With You
  • The Garden of Words
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second
  • Flavors of Youth

9. Toei Animation

Toei Animation- Anime Studios with Best Animation

Toei Animation is the anime studio with most projects and the big giant in anime box office holdings. It has been ruling the animation world for over a few decades and, thus, is one of the best anime studios with the best animation.

Some of the best Toei Anime series:

  • One Piece
  • Dragon Ball
  • Digimon Adventure
  • Sailor Moon
  • Slam Dunk

8. WIT Studio

WIT Studio- Anime Studios with Best Animation

If there is no WIT Studio, there is probably no way I can make this list. It is among my top anime studios, and I always get amazed by their works. They bring out incredible quality in animation and details like characters’ eyes.

The visuals are impeccable, and the character designs definitely amuse us. Hence, one of the best animation studios of all time.

Some best WIT Studio anime:

  • Attack on Titan
  • The Ancient Magus’ Bride
  • Vivy: Flourite Eye’s Song
  • Serpah of the End
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Relevant: Top 10 Greatest WIT Studio Anime Ever Made!

7. A-1 Pictures

A-1 Pictures- Anime Studios with Best Animation

The studio that goes overboard with animation by making it way too pretty is none other than A-1 Pictures.

When viewing the A-1 Pictures anime series, we can’t afford to take our eyes off of the screen due to impeccable details and animation.

Some best A-1 Pictures anime:

  • Your Lie in April
  • Magi
  • Fairy Tail
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Sword Art Online

6. Studio Bones

Studio Bones- Anime Studios with Best Animation

Studio Bones never compromises in terms of quality, and there hasn’t been an anime with disappointment in the animation department.

Its projects on various popular anime series speak for themselves.

Some best Studio Bones anime:

  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherood
  • Mob Psycho 100
  • SK8 the Infinity
  • Sword of the Stranger
  • My Hero Academia

5. Madhouse

Madhouse- Anime Studios with Best Animation

In the time period of 2005-the 2015s, Madhouse literally ruled the anime industry by delivering constant masterpieces. Unfortunately, most of Madhouse’s staff have left, and Maruyama (key member) left and created MAPPA.

Otherwise, it still would’ve been one of the best anime studios. Not that it isn’t, but it barely gets anime projects like it used to be in the past.

Some best MADHOUSE anime series:

  • Hunter x Hunter
  • One Punch Man
  • Death Note
  • Hajime no Ippo
  • Hellsing Ultimate

Relevant: 13 Greatest MADHOUSE Anime of all Time! 

4. MAPPA

MAPPA- Anime Studios with Best Animation

I have mad respect for MAPPA and for various reasons. They do justice for every anime adaptation, and they pay the animators well.

MAPPA is one of the top-tier anime studios of the decade, and especially in the past few years, it dominated the anime industry with continuous projects.

Some best MAPPA anime:

  • Jujutsu Kaisen
  • Attack on Titan: Final Season
  • Yuri!!! on Ice
  • Dororo
  • Inuyashiki: Last Hero

3. Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli- Anime Studios with Best Animation

You don’t need to create 100 successful projects in order to succeed. You just need a single masterpiece. But what if you have the ability to create 100 masterpieces? That’s exactly what Studio Ghibli does.

Studio Ghibli has been making record-shattering movies for the past three decades, and even though they seem quite inactive for the past few years, they remain as one of the best anime studios in anime history.

Some best Studio Ghibli anime:

  • Spirited Away
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • My Neighbot Totoro

Relevant: 10 Classic Studio Ghibli Movies You Can’t Afford to Miss!

2. Kyoto Animation

Kyoto Animation- Anime Studios with Best Animation

When it comes to displaying the beauty in animation, even Ufotable can’t come close to Kyoto Animation.

KyoAni is a delightful studio that produced the most aesthetic anime series in the past decade.

Some of KyoAni best anime series:

  • Violet Evergarden
  • Clannad
  • Miss Kobyashi’s Dragon Maid
  • Beyond the Boundary
  • Free!

Relevant: 10 Best Anime Made by Evergreen Studio Kyoto Animation!

1. Ufotable

Ufotable- Anime Studios with Best Animation

Ufotable is the “God of Animation Studios” because the visuals of the studio are top-tier, and no other studios could replicate what it does.

It brings value to any anime, even if it has an average & cliched storyline. So, it takes the #1 spot on the list of anime studios with best animation.

Some of the best Ufotable anime are:

  • Fate Series
  • Demon Slayer
  • The Garden of Sinners
  • God Eater
  • Tales of Zestria

Conclusive Thoughts!

So, these are the top 15 anime studios with best animation. They produce excellent quality of animation, do justice for the anime projects, and consistently deliver them in the best way possible.

What is your favorite anime studio? Is it on this list? Do you believe any other anime studio deserves a spot on the list? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Hanumanth Reddy

Hanumanth is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief at Anime Ukiyo. He's a seasonal anime watcher and shares his knowledge on anime through his writing. He loved anime for a long time and in the process of loving it more, he created this amazing website.

2 Comments

  1. GREAT list! I agree with most if not all entry placements, and that’s extremely rare of me to do when reading about any particular raking list.

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