Top 10 Best Anime Studios // Subscribe: // TIMESTAMPS BELOW — Tune into WatchMojo Live on YouTube May 31 : WatchMojo Live Creative Forum 2 pm – 5 pm: : WatchMojo Live Party 6 pm- 9 pm: — These are the Japanese animation studios that brought us some of the greatest anime series of all time. We explore the creators of series like Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, Mobile Suit Gundam, One-Punch Man, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, Bakemonogatari, Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, Cowboy Bebop, Gintama, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and so many more. Will favorites like Studio Ghibli, Madhouse, Gainax, and UFOtable appear? One way to find out.

00:41 #10. Studio Shaft
01:25 #9. Studio Trigger
02:11 #8. Kyoto Animation
02:56 #7. Bones
03:42 #6. Production I.G.
04:28 #5. Toei Animation
05:01 #4. Sunrise
05:43 #3, #2, #1: ???

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  1. Just skipped forward to see if the top 3 were Gainax, MADHOUSE, and Ghibli….well done Watch Mojo.

  2. too bad mad house isnt as great toda
    y as it was back in the early to late 2000s when masao moriyama was still in the studio

  3. The fact Studio Ghibli is not number one is legit so rude. Other studios on the list are great in their own rights but Studio Ghibli deserves the top spot due to the sheer amount of reach and impact they’ve had. Not to mention they won an Academy Award which no other Japanese animation studio has done (not even nominated, something Studio Ghibli also has had a few of).
    Credit is due where credit is due.

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