Analysis on Animation Production Studios – MoviesPosted: May 1, 2010
This post will be similar to the last one but focusing on the anime movies and their studios instead. This list includes all the movies that are mentioned at least once in any of the list. I have also worked out a way to paste table onto the blog which looks much nicer than the pasted picture I used before. I will try to update the previous posts also. Firstly, here is the summary of each studio and how many titles it animated in the list
|Rank||Animation studio||Title count|
|5||Comix Wave Inc.||2|
Quick comments based on this:
1). Madhouse has the most title yet again
2). Notable Studios (i.e. have more than 1 title in the list) that did not make the series list but are in this list are Studio Ghibli (they only make movies anyway), Studio Khara (New studio formed by Anno Hideaki, director of E’vangelion, in 2006) and Comix Wave Inc.
Before any other comments, let’s look at what titles each studios are responsible for
|#||Animation production studio||Title||Title rank|
|1||Madhouse Studios||The Girl Who Leapt Through Time||3|
|1||Madhouse Studios||Millennium Actress||4|
|1||Madhouse Studios||Tokyo Godfathers||5|
|1||Madhouse Studios||Summer Wars||12|
|1||Madhouse Studios||Card Captor Sakura Movie 2||28|
|2||Studio Ghibli||Spirited Away||1|
|2||Studio Ghibli||Ponyo on the Cliff By the Sea||10|
|2||Studio Ghibli||Howl’s Moving Castle||15|
|2||Studio Ghibli||The Cat Returns||31|
|3||Studio 4C||Mind Game||18|
|3||Studio 4C||Genius Party||21|
|3||BONES||Sword of the Stranger||7|
|3||BONES||Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door||11|
|3||BONES||Fullmetal Alchemist: Conquerer of Shamballa||25|
|5||Studio Khara||Evangelion: 1.0||13|
|5||Studio Khara||Evangelion: 2.0||19|
|5||Toei Animation||One Piece: Omatsuri Danshaku to Himitsu no Shima||26|
|5||Toei Animation||Interstella 5555||30|
|5||Comix Wave Inc.||5 Centimeters Per Second||2|
|5||Comix Wave Inc.||The Place Promised in Our Early Days||6|
|5||Production I.G||The Sky Crawlers||22|
|5||Production I.G||Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence||24|
|9||Shochiku Film||Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor||34|
|9||SHAFT||Kino’s Travels: The Country of Sickness – For You-||33|
|9||ufotable||Kara no Kyoukai – The Garden of Sinners||9|
|9||Square Enix||Final Fantasy VII: Advent’s Children||17|
|9||TMS Entertainment||Lupin III: First Contact||20|
|9||AIC||Ah! My Goddess: The Movie||23|
|9||Imagica||Fuyu no Hi||27|
3). Tons of quality movies produced by Madhouse. It seems to be the go-to studio for the likes of Kon Satoshi and Hosoda Mamoru, two of the top anime movie directors around in my opinion.
4). Out of all Ghibli films released last decade, only Tale of Earthsea does not make it onto the list. I still have not finished the film but consensus-wise, this is not too much of a surprise I guess
5). To further the point above, Studio Khara was found by Anno and seems to have taken with it the Evangelion material from GAINAX (which does not appear on this list at all). Its only main works so far are the two new Eva movies, both of which make it onto the list!
6). In websites like ANN and wikipedia, it lists Comix Wave Inc. as a production company for Shinkai Makoto work, even for Voices of the DIstant Star (which i always thought he did all by himself). How does the deal work for that?
7). Not many ‘franchise’ movies make it onto the list, the only few being One Pieve: Omatsuri… and Lupin: First Contact. The lack of recognition this type of movies is presumably the scarcity of licence and access and in most cases the requirement to have to know the original sources before watching which must have turned a lot of people off. I mean, there are Doraemon and Case Closed movies released pretty much every year but not even one makes it on here!
8). What is the animation production studio for Appleseed? I can’t seem to find it anywhere at all.
That’s it for now. Any comment is welcomed as always:)