Kyoto Animation is one of the best anime studios out there, and these shows are among their best works.
In the ever-growing world of anime, the job of animation studios has become much more difficult. There is a huge number of manga that need anime adaptations, and even if they picked up a studio, chances are they could botch it completely.
Thus, the importance of a proper studio picking up a manga to be adapted cannot be overstated. One such studio is Kyoto Animation. Founded in 1985, the studio is known for its gorgeous animation. Kyoto Animation has worked on both anime and movies. This particular list will cover the best series produced by Kyoto Animation.
Violet Evergarden is a visual masterpiece that was produced by Kyoto Animation in 2018. It ran for 13 episodes, and it also released an OVA, bringing the total to 14. Violet Evergarden earned plaudits from viewers and critics alike due to its stunning imagery and soundtracks. The anime was followed by two movies, which were also very good.
Violet Evergarden takes a gander into the life of a soldier for whom war was everything. So, the war's conclusion left her in complete disarray. With no other option left, she tries to learn how to adjust into society.
Very few anime shows can reduce a person to tears as frequently as Clannad. The anime is based on a visual novel developed by Key. Kyoto Animation started working on the series in 2007, and it proved to be a hit in the anime community. The subsequent part, called Clannad: After Story, was also produced by the same studio.
The anime follows a high school student named Tomoya Okazaki. Just like most people in his age group, Tomoya faces several challenges in his life. Luckily for Tomoya, he comes across a girl named Nagisa Furukawa, and she effectively changes his whole life.
Hyouka was adapted by Kyoto Animation in 2012, and it has 22 episodes. It is based on a popular mystery novel written by Honobu Yonezawa. The anime is true to the source material, and it successfully manages to incorporate slice-of-life elements.
Hyouka focuses on the life of Hotaro Oreki, a student at Kamiyama High School. A recluse by nature, Hotaro is forced to join the Classic Literature Club by his older sister to prevent it from being dissolved.
K-On! is a four-panel manga series that is written by Kakifly. It is a famous comedy, slice-of-life anime series. K-On! received an anime adaptation in 2009, and due to the immense reception that it earned, the series was renewed for a second season.
The story is set at Sakuragaoka High School, where Yui Hirasawa starts to look for a club to join. Her search ends when she comes across the Light Music Club. Under the impression that the club only plays easy instruments, Yui signs up for it. However, she soon realizes that she made a mistake.
Kyoukai no Kanata is a light novel series written by Nagomu Torii. It falls into the dark fantasy and romance genres. The anime adaptation of Kyoukai no Kanata came out in 2013.
The anime follows the life of Mirai Kuriyama, who is the descendant of the Spirit World Warriors. One day, she comes across her fellow student, Akihito Kanbara, a youmu in human form. After discovering his secret, Mirai panics and ends up stabbing him. Luckily for her, Akihito is immortal, and he manages to survive.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is one of the few slice-of-life shows that has a lot of rewatch value. The anime has adorable animation and an interesting cast of characters. The combination of these two things never fails to put a smile on the viewers' faces.
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is about a regular office-going woman named Kobayashi. She lives an ordinary life until one fateful morning she finds a dragon outside her apartment. Kobayashi is understandably terrified, but before she can decide what to do, the dragon transforms into a cute girl.
When it comes to making the viewers laugh, there are not many shows that do a better job than Nichijou. Based on the manga series written by Keiichi Arawi, the series has received a lot of critical acclaim.
he anime adaptation by Kyoto Animation is just as good as the source material, if not better.
Nichijou takes the viewers through the lives of six main characters and their day-to-day adventures. Every day, they witness both ordinary and ridiculous events that affect them and the people around them.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has several elements, such as mystery, sci-fi, comedy, etc., that make it an exciting watch. The anime has a total of 28 episodes, and they are all worth watching. Kyoto Animation produced the anime and the movie, both of which have become iconic.
The series focuses on the life of the beautiful yet bold Haruhi Suzumiya, who grows tired of ordinary people and their limited beliefs. Due to her intrepid nature, she openly states that she is fascinated by the supernatural. Even when the majority of the class dismisses her as eccentric, Haruhi is unfazed. After meeting Kyon, Haruhi is inspired to open a club, and she forces him to be the first recruit.
At some point, almost every single person in the world has dreamed of doing something grand, only to realize how silly it was. Yuuta Togashi was no different, but when the realization hit him, he fell into a daze. Before Yuuta could heal completely, he met Rikka Takanashi, who had her own borderline delusional dreams.
The anime has a solid story that includes a lot of comedy and romance. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! consists of 12 episodes (including an OVA) and a separate movie.
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Suzail has been a manga and anime enthusiast for the past 6 years. Currently, he is a Features and List Writer at GameRant. When he is not writing, he is reading manga, and playing games.