Hello everyone! I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. This week I wanted to share my favorite animation studios that have caught my eye, whether it’s with their art style or with the way they animate. My two favorites as of right now are Powerhouse Animation Studios and Mappa Studios.
Powerhouse Animation Studios
Powerhouse Animation Studios is based in Austin, Texas, and was founded on April 1, 2001, as a privately held animation service studio by Frank Gabriel, Brad Graeber, and Bruce Tinnin. They are known for making the hit Netflix animated series, Castlevania, which was inspired by the video game series. They have also made Blood of Zeus, Epic Mickey, which is a video game, and many others. I love their animation style because when it comes to fight scenes, it’s like you are watching a choreographed dance sequence. They have a fluid and consistent motion with their style and it makes you feel a part of the action. Not only do I love their animation style, but I also adore their art style as well. Their way of drawing is intriguing to me, their line art is elegant yet bold at the same time. The style has a sense of realism combined with cartoons and I have always loved that style because it’s not too much of one or the other, it’s equal. The colors are vivid and pull you in. Their environments are so detailed, you actually feel like you were pulled into the screen and are there.
Examples From Castlevania By Powerhouse Animation Studios
Mappa Studios is based in Tokyo, Japan, and was founded on June 14, 2011, by Masao Maruyama. This studio is by far my all-time favorite out of any studio. They are known for animating Attack on Titan, Jujutsu Kaisen, Yuri on Ice, Banana Fish as well as many others. Their attention to detail is astounding because it’s the little things that they do that grab my attention. I love their art style, their line art is soft and precise as well as light. The animation style is over the top and I have never seen anything like it. The motion and movement of their drawings are so smooth and done with precision. It seems very realistic as if you were watching a real person moving, that’s how well they animate and I am in awe with every single thing that this studio does.
Examples From Attack on Titan By MAPPA Studios
I highly recommend watching shows by these studios especially the shows that I mentioned and are shown.