You may have heard of a little animation studio called Studio Ghibli and maybe even the studio responsible for adapting My Hero Academia, Bones, but have you heard of Orange? Or how about director Naoko Yamada? Whether you’re a seasoned anime fan or just getting started, here are a few lesser-known studios and fantastic creators in the anime industry that have a lot of potential to do even more great things in the future.
In this article, we purposefully left out creators like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda, and studios like Trigger, P.A. Works, and Madhouse because of their already established and rather well-known critical acclaim.