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What's your favourite anime studio?


I know this isn't exactly a figure-related topic and someone already asked this on MFC, but I though I'd ask it here since I'm always curious.

What's your favourite anime animation studio, and why?

Mine is definitely Madhouse. They've brought me some of my fav series, such as Death Note, Shigurui, Paranoia Agent, Black Lagoon, etc, as well as movies like Ninja Scroll and Perfect Blue. I like them because of their consistently good animation (most of the time!) and their subdued colour palette. I really like the way they do skin tones for some reason...

Another favourite studio of mine is Gonzo. Yes they've gone under, yes they have terribly integrated CGI, and yes they have some horribly confusing poorly animated shows too (Hellsing TV, anyone?)
But they gave me Last Exile, Basilisk, Gankutsuou and freakin' Afro Samurai people!

More recently, I've begun to love BONES. They are excellent. Bright colours, great fluid motion and better animation than most TV anime. They made Cowboy Bebop look as good as it still does. They gave me Soul Eater and Fullmetal Alchemist (twice!) Ouran High School Host Club and one of my fave anime movies, Sword of the Stranger.

Hell, they even improve on the manga of FMA, Soul Eater and OHSHC so much that I feel no need to read them!

I dislike Studio Pierrot's incredibly slow frame rate, DEEN's twisted faces, and Gainax's...well, Gainaxness, but the three studios I mentioned previously will always share a place in my anime-loving heart.

So tell me, what are yours, and why? What shows have the put forth?
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About BeckyHollyone of us since 1:35 AM on 07.24.2011

A-hoy-hoy, I'm BeckyHolly!

I'm from the lovely country of New Zealand. No, I am not a Hobbit. I don't live on a sheep farm either. And I'm only just out of high school, so forgive any childish remarks. I like to think I'm pretty mature...yeah, whatever.

I love death metal, Adult Swim cartoons and anime. In fact, I love anime so much that I'm willing to spend hundreds of dollars on anime-related goods such as figures and statues. I'm one of the few people left who still loves to buy DVDs. I love collecting things, always have, it's just that now my interests cost me more! My favourites are 1/8 scale PVC. Of boys. I like boys. Preferably with huge weapons.

My favourite anime genre is seinen. I love Gantz, Baccano!, Black Lagoon, Hellsing...that kind of stuff. Though my all-time favourite would have to be Soul Eater, hence my avatar.

I really wish I'd chosen a more imaginative name. Next time, it'll be ROBOT PANTS. Boosh!

That's all I have for now, toodles. Or ka kite ano, as we say here.