I.G. is really the only correct answer. If not for the series they've produced, for the advancements in animation technology they've brought to the medium.
I'd also go in for Sunrise and Gainax, and while it may be controversial, Shaft as well for being the studio willing to try risky new styles (or at least it was risky before Shinbou's style became as popular as it is).
Fuck off, you can't stop me posting Chitoge.
That's an odd way of spelling Onodera.
Bake was definitely my favourite monogatari. The newer ones just don't feel quite the same artwise. Im not really sure what it is, if it's the contrast between colors and lighting. Not to say that the other ones aren't good.
I would've gone for SZS.
That's three series. Three very recent series. They don't make for very fair evidence against a studio with so many titles in their portfolio. And Ao Haru Ride was okay.
Okay then fuck it. But at least post from the manga, you anime only slut.
That's because Shinbou was only assistant direct on Bake. That's not to say he didn't influence it, or that he isn't a skilled director, but the elements that are missing from his seasons are likely a result of the primary director of Bake being absent.
That said, I like the final two arcs of Mono 2nd Season as much as Bake, but for the characters and scenarios as opposed to the art (which I agree was at its best in Bake).
Bitch, I will slap you.
Holy fuuuuuck! 4 years of waiting, and it's finally happening!
>yes, they are the greatest
>*wooshes behind you*
>*puts everything previously stated in this post into typography and keeps it on screen for .29 seconds*
If you're trying to make a case for that, you picked a bad example.
He's a pleb. Her true husbando here, here's more manga Chitoge.
Nichijou is their flagship in animation and art direction. The fact that it probably won't be topped anytime soon in those regards puts then quite high up. Especially since they haven't done a series that was offensive in terms of animation/art direction, and OST.
Everything has been of average or above average quality, whether you like the plots or not which is subjective.
everything checks out
Are you seriously trying to tell me that Haruhi and K-on had better animation than Nichijou?
Unless you're talking about Disappearance? Because that wouldn't be fair if you're comparing the animation in a 26 episode series to a 3 hour long movie.
K-on!'s movie animation wasn't on par with Nichijou and Disappearance.
Nichijou doesn't even compare to the level of detail in KnK or Hyouka. It's good but it is not better than either of them.
They have the best stable of VAs.
they just pick whichever VAs are most popular. which is the main problem with SHAFT. they are afraid of taking chances. i mean they use one fucking director for everything. I can't even get through food girls because I am so tired of shinbo's shtick with the creepy zooms and close ups and quick cuts and psychedelic imagery put into everything no matter what the subject matter is. the guy is a one trick pony. it was great for monogatari, and he does that series better than probably anyone else could. but the fact they use shinbo for absolutely everything proves they have no guts and are afraid of failure. even behind the safety of their mountains of cash. if you've seen one SHAFT show you've seen them all.