Production I.G has always ensured that all of its anime are treated well and are able to serve justice to their source material. Even if you go back to their earlier productions such as ‘Ghost in the Shell’, you’ll notice that every aspect of it is timeless and the way it has been executed even inspires many western filmmakers of today. Even for modern-day manga adaptations like ‘Attack on Titan‘ and ‘Psycho Pass‘, Production I.G brings in a very distinctive style that is enough to satisfy even the ones who have gone through the unique illustrations of the manga.
With over 300 anime titles under their name now, Production I.G is open to experiment with a wide array of genres from shounen to seinen to even shoujo. Despite this, they are able to maintain a constant quality standard that proves how versatile they are with their works. Considering many of their series are now amongst the best anime out there, it is quite challenging to list down the best ones. But still, we’ve reduced their enormous library to a mere list of just 13 shows to make things a little easier for you. All the anime mentioned below are regarded as all-time greats and the ones you haven’t seen out of these deserve to be right at the top of your anime watch-list.
13. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002-2003)
‘Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex‘ follows the exact same story as its original film with the only difference being that it’s a 26-episode series. What makes this series special is how it divides itself into two different sections to make sure that the viewers get a complete understanding of what’s being portrayed. It has a “Stand Alone” part that solely tends to focus on the activities of Section 9 of investigators and their missions; while its “Complex” section brings in the main protagonist “The Laughing Man” into the story. Overall, it’s a very well thought out series that is even better than the original film in some ways.
12. Guilty Crown (2011-2012)
‘Guilty Crown‘ has a story that covers way too many things at once, so it may not exactly be as good a shows like ‘Ghost in the Shell’. But its animation is far better than most of Production I.G’s works. From the detailing of the characters to the stunning colors of the backgrounds, everything in the anime has been properly laid out. And surprisingly, even its CGI is far better than most anime shows out there. Directed by Tetsuro Araki, who is famously known for his work in ‘Death Note’, this show is worth checking out.