The studio behind Demon Slayer has finally been put on the anime map. Ufotable, a studio established in October 2000, is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Based on Suginami, Tokyo, the studio was literally named after a UFO-shaped table that the founder, Hikaru Kondou, came across while devising the studio’s vision. Ufotable became famous for its amazing production quality and fluid animation. The studio employs over 200 full-time staff. Before we dive into the best Ufotable anime list, do check out the anime and manga sections for more content.
Demon Slayer, which has become one of the most popular anime of the current time, follows Kamado Tanjiro, whose entire family is massacred and his sister turned into a demon. He then joins the Demon Slayer Corps to find and kill Muzan Kibutsuji, the demon who killed his family, while protecting his sister along the way. Full of amazing characters and beautiful animation, Demon Slayer already has the potential to become the best anime of all time.
Ufotable’s fame, before Demon Slayer, came from Fate/Zero. This was the anime that introduced Ufotable’s unparalleled animation to the world. Fate/Zero is a sequel to Fate/Stay Night and follows the story directly. Based on the light novel by Gen Urobuchi, Fate/Zero puts the viewer in a world that’s immersed in the Fourth Holy Grail War.
Garden of Sinners
Garden of Sinners or Kara no Kyoukai, follows Mikiya Kokutou and Shiki Ryougi as they try to investigate a string of suicides in 1998 Japan. Adapted from the light novel by Kinoko Nasu, this dark and philosophical seven-part movie series really leaves an impression on the audience. The first chapter aired in 2007 while the last one premiered in 2009.
Adapting video games into anime is something that we don’t see often but with God Eater, Ufotable really did set themselves apart. The anime follows the video game very accurately and adds to it the iconic Ufotable animation. The story is set in 2071 where Aragami, human-eating monsters, are fought by a special group of humans led by Lenka Utsugi.
Tales of Zestiria the X
Tales of Zestiria is another game adaptation done by Ufotable studios and therefore cementing their place in the video game industry as well. Fans would’ve been super hyped for the show and they would be happy that Ufotable was chosen to create this anime. And as always, Ufotable did not disappoint.
Ufotable is no doubt becoming one of the most prominent studios in the anime industry and we hope to see more amazing work from them very soon. Keep following Retrology for more insightful content.