Post your picks for studios that are past their prime. Feel free to also list up-and-coming studios on your radar, here's mine in order of potential:
- Science Saru
- Studio 4C (Tekkon Kinkreet has to count for something)
- Silver Link
- DEEN (if Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū is a success)
How is SHAFT dying? They've got more monogatari and probably madoka to churn out. Small, borderline successful, hit or miss series like Sasami-san and Koufuku Graffiti isn't different for them. And doesn't Nisekoi sell?
>Ever getting better
Deen has most of Shaft's old talent. If they're ever get good, now's the time. Shaft will probably still be able to milk their popular shows for a bit longer, but I doubt they'll ever return to their prime.
They have like, 1 major talent in Shinichi Omata from SHAFT. He's been put in charge of an award winning manga adaptation. It looks promising:
And in 5 years, aniplex will be at the head of every production comittee
>mfw shaft sales without aniplex
>**1,565位/**1,396位 ★ (***,535 pt) [*,*15予約] 15/04/24 15/01 幸腹グラフィティ 第1巻 [Blu-ray]
>- Science Saru
I look forward to anything these studios release, but do you guys think they'll ever be able to become industry giants?
It feels like nobody is ready to take on Ghibli's mantle as a household name. Yuasa's too quirky, Ishida's stuck making commercials and Hosoda's a furry.
Well, it's not like Miyazaki didn't have his own quirks to be fair.
I feel like Yuasa's studio can become something. They're bringing foreign talent, using flash animation really well and already had some jobs like the Garo OP and maybe some collaboration with Madhouse in Ore Monogatari. Things might look good.
Seems like a by the numbers studio. Capable of decent performance only with a good director at the helm. I thought Katanagatari was awful compared to SHAFT's nisiOisin adaptations.
SHAFT is doing rather great, albeit they need a new big hit to play up with big guys - but they are quite financially successful and very well developed compared to pre-monogotari times where they were one of worst studios production wise. Creativity suffered and they just reuse shinbo style over and over, but given nice material might do big anime again.
Trigger is successful as long they have Aniplex backing. KLK was big but not enougth to make them independent - their production entirely depends on financial backing, since they lack resources to do stuff inhouse much. Their next show is either big hit or miss. The Daily battles shown they are not better than any other stuido when not doing original stuff/having limited budget.
Kyoto animation is far from dead, in fact - it grows rapidly in financial and production aspect, increasing its infrastructure and building own little publisher/rightholder empire. KyoAni is becoming the this ages Toei/Sunrise - huge number of people working and big money. They just now need to make video games and toys too - LNs and music and merchandize rights are already in.
Madhouse is dead.
Can't speak for the source material, but I thought it was fine. Going the 12 eps over a year was probably the best move. Shaft probably couldn't have done it like that. They might've drastically changed the art style, too.
>literally two TV series
>first show is the best selling original anime of the decade
>past it's prime
It looks like you forgot this one.
Production IG despite making shit continues to develop nicely and can invest resources in child studios and big projects more. Prime fujoshit studio too, they are not past their prime - with all the shit series money they can do more GITS movies and try bigger ambitious projects.
Gainax is dead, but not as dead as Gonzo - their post-mortem series were actually decent (Medaka, C3-Bu) so hopefully they`ll find their new niche and eventually get enougth funding to make a new original anime and "do or die".
Ghibli is not anime.
>mentioning AkG as a positive but not fucking Jormungand
Now about the upcomming:
PA Works is new KyoAni, probably brightest hope atm, specially with upcomming Charlotte
Diomedea surprisingly developed from one of litterally worst studios in existence to somehow apowerhouse producing multiple decent quality shows same season (also none great)
ARMS finally getting back on track and has great potential IF they`d secure money
MAPPA is certainly to good start and hope will continue like that.
Trigger myth got busted with Daily Battles, so their next show is "do or die" in attempt to maintain their reputation.
WIT is shit.
Ordet seems quite dead.
Liden Films is upcomming new generation.
Tatsunoko is doing a very good return.
Lerche is new gen but doing meh so far.
Seven Arks is great albeit own niche.
Shuka doing quite good so far, also for nearest years its likely only be focused on Drrra!
And not to mention still existing powerhouses like Sunrise, JC Staff, A-1 etc. that are not going anywhere and will continue to churn decent staff season over season for years ahead.
Nagi no Asukara was art porn, and damn good art porn at that.
Though I agree with OP, Gainax is kind of like Metallica at this point - had some good hits back in the day but are now just trying to find ways to stay relevant.
>I'm a triggerfag for saying Madoka outsold it
Anon, I didn't really care for KlK either way. It was far funner to watch with /a/, but from that season I enjoyed
>Production IG despite making shit continues to develop nicely and can invest resources in child studios and big projects more. Prime fujoshit studio too, they are not past their prime - with all the shit series money they can do more GITS movies and try bigger ambitious projects.
I'm quite interested in some of their film projects lately, like Miss Hokusai.
that's why they're making 2 KnK movies right?
Most of Kyoani's series music is owned by Lantis. Even the new upcoming one is still Lantis. Their LN properties aren't exactly competing with the likes of Dengeki Bunko any time soon either. Trust me Kyoani is far off from being the next Toei/Sunrise.
KyoAni makes sure to make songs/character albums by VAs for their most shows. Lantis is producer/destributor but the investment and funding are handled through production commities and KyoAni has its share of profits from it. Similarly as Sunrise gets part of music revenue from LL too.
Passione's next anime will be the Madoka of anime.
>reports show that KyoAni is making even more money now compared to a few years ago
>Trigger are dying
Has anything they ever made, even their minor shit, ever tanked? As far as I know everything they've made has had good reception. Let's not even get into the amount of KLK money padding those purses.