Over the decades, there have been countless anime – some good and bad titles, some noteworthy and unexceptional series, as well as long and short shows. Many have accumulated enormous fandom that remain even after the show stopped airing. These shows couldn’t have existed without their studios. Here we will talk about the companies and people behind these creations, the top ten anime studios that made our list (in no particular order).
Sunrise used to be known as Nippon Sunrise and is an industry giant; no doubt fueled by the success of the Mobile Suit Gundam series and its numerous sequels and spinoffs. A subsidiary of Bandai Namco, it has incredible reach through legions of toys and merchandise, including the ubiquitous Gunpla models which made up a whopping 90 percent of the Japanese plastic model market in 2004. One of its anime, Iron-Blooded Orphans, gained a manga adaptation, multiple video game titles with both praise and criticism of its mature, harsh themes about child soldiers and the horrors of war.
Release poster for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans (source)