As anime fans, our job is usually to just sit back, relax and enjoy our favorite shows but we often forget that a lot of work also goes into the ones that are no too well known. Studios take on multiple projects, be it anime originals or manga adaptations and put in all their efforts just to make sure that the anime is an overall enjoyable experience for the viewer. J.C Staff is no stranger to this and has consistently produced some of the best anime that we get to see today. The animation in their shows is fluid and smooth and perfectly brings life to our favorite characters. Now if you’ve seen a couple of their anime, you’ll know that their work can often be a hit or miss.
Their recent creations, especially ‘One Punch Man Season 2‘, were not particularly well-received by most fans but this does not necessarily mean that all of their shows are equally disappointing. So today, we’ll be running down a quick list of J.C Staff Studio anime that are certainly worth your time. This list includes both – the most commercially successful anime that they have created over the years and also some of our own personal favorites that we would like to share with you. Almost all the anime mentioned below can be streamed on Funimation, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
12. Hayate the Combat Butler!! (2009)
From the plot, ‘Hayate the Combat Butler’ might seem like a slightly serious show but only when you start watching it, you realize just how fun-filled the whole experience can be. Ayasaki Hayate, the protagonist, always ends up in unwanted situations. His life is completely turned upside down one day when his own parents abandon him and leave him with a huge debt of 50 million yen. Desperate to pay this back, he tries kidnapping a girl named Nagi who comes from a rich family. But as he tries to do this he actually ends up saving her from real kidnappers, which complicates things. Soon after this, he is appointed as her Butler and it turns out that she belongs to one of the richest families in Japan. With things finally in his favor now, Hayate must learn to serve his employer in the best way possible and also learn to deal with all the mishaps that still keep haunting him.
11. Honey and Clover (2005)
The plot of ‘Honey and Clover’ is as minimalistic and simple as the plot of an anime can ever be. On the surface, it is about a group of friends who study at the same local university. They all go through similar issues and experiences in life which involves falling in love, friendships and even the complications of growing up to be an adult. With differing personalities, each one of them has a very different perspective but somehow, in the end, they all find a common ground in order to deal with the issues. The main focus of ‘Honey Clover’ is not its story, instead, it’s more on the characters and the interactions between them. It is just a reminder that the simplest things in life are often the ones that bring immense joy.