There are many production companies in Japan and globally that take on projects to create outstanding anime projects. But we must say that Wit Studio is surely one of its kind. If a company can pull off Attack on Titan and make it a global phenomenon, then it deserves to be called a master player. Furthermore, Wit Studio has worked on many other stories and made them grand successes on the screen. Hence, this is our list of the Top Anime by Wit Studio.
Today, we are going to take a look at all those stories that were brought to life by this production company. We have handpicked only the best works that you must watch at least once in your lifetime.
1. Rolling Girls
The first name in the list of the Top Anime by Wit Studio is Rolling Girls, aka Rōringu Gāruzu. The anime is a direct adaptation of the popular Japanese shōnen manga of the same name. Yōsuke Miyagi is the writer of the manga, while Bonkara is the illustrator. Wit Studio picked up the project in January 2015 to give this manga a screen space. The story was produced for one season with 12 episodes. Moreover, the plot of Rolling Girls revolves around territorial disputes of a divided Japan.
Circumstances push Nozomi Moritomo to become a leader of her area and help the common people of Japan. Thus, a painstaking journey of a post-war world begins. Wit Studio has certainly kept up with its sincere work. Rolling Girls does not disappoint in any way.
2. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (OVA)
Lost Girls is not an original work of Hajime Isayama. It is actually a spin-off novel by Hiroshi Seko, which was adapted by Wit Studio in an OVA. The new OVA was a 3-episode alternate arc story for the Attack on Titan series. It was initially released on December 8, 2017. The story of Lost Girls follows the titular women- Mikasa Ackerman and Annie Leonhart. Moreover, all three episodes deal with different conflicts involving the personal lives of these two girls.
Credit where credit is due, Wit Studio deserves praise for bringing together an able team to produce this small but impactful show. If you missed the opportunity to get the OVAs, then beg-borrow-steal, but watch it! Thus, AoT Lost Girls deserves a spot on this list of the Top Anime by Wit Studio.
3. After The Rain
Manga After The Rain is a well-known romance seinen that has been serializing since 2014. The writer and illustrator of this beautiful coming-of-age story are Jun Mayuzuki. In 2018, Wit Studio came up with the idea to adapt After The Rain in an anime. Thus, the 12 episodes came out in January that year. So, the premise of After The Rain traces young high schooler Akira Tachibana who is struggling with her feelings towards an older man.
Stuck between the decision of confessing and resisting, Akira must choose the right thing to do. Coming to Wit Studio, the team has done an outstanding job in picturizing Mayuzuki’s work. Hence, After The Rain gets a spot on this list of the Top Anime by Wit Studio.
4. Great Pretender
So, Great Pretender is a pretty recent shōnen manga from June 2020. Wit Studio did not even wait for a second volume to release as the anime adaptation came out in July 2020. The manga is the original work of Ryota Kosawn (writer) and Daichi Marui (illustrator). Moreover, the story revolves around the themes of crime thrillers. Makoto “Edamame” Edamura is a street-smart criminal whose life is set according to him. But a series of hilarious events take him to Los Angeles, where he must commit the biggest crime of his life. Everything is not as “set” anymore.
Furthermore, both the seasons are beautifully constructed by Wit. The writing, the visuals, the animation, everything is on point. Hence, we can safely call Great Pretender one of the best offers by the studio.
5. Attack on Titan
How does one not include Attack on Titan when talking about the best works of Wit Studio? Hajime Isayama’s original AoT would not have been this big if not for the compatible studio. And no other company could have done justice to the grand story besides Wit. If you skim through the team names of the anime project, you’ll know how much effort was put into the show. So, Attack on Titan is about an alternate world where humans and Titans reside together, separated by a ginormous wall. But this peace does not last long as both the races feel the need to be free.
Thus, a war falls out full of bloodshed and genocides. The work by Wit Studio on Attack on Titan will always be praised down the lines of history. Hence, AoT is by far the Top Anime by Wit Studio.
6. Vinland Saga
The anime that is on its way to become the next Attack on Titan is Vinland Saga. So, VS is the original manga work of writer and illustrator Makoto Yukimura. The manga initially came out in 2005. And over 24 volumes are already out. In 2019, Wit Studio took over the project and came with an anime adaptation. So, the story of Vinland Saga follows a knight Prince Thorfinn who is looking for the killer of his King father. However, the quest for the culprit is not easy.
There are many hurdles along his way. Wit Studio has truely brought out the grandeur in this story. The animation also favors the overall story. Therefore, VS is one of the Top Anime by Wit Studio.
7. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
The Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a well-known Japanese shōnen manga that came out after the release of the pilot anime. The writer of the story is Ichiro Okouchi. So, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is pretty much a story of a zombie apocalypse where a deadly virus is spreading like wildfire. The only way to kill these zombies is by piercing their hearts. Wit Studios’ hard work is evident in every scene of Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.
The series even went on to get the award for the Best NewType Anime in 2016. Thus, we place this one on the seventh spot of our list of the Top Anime by Wit Studio.
8. Seraph of the End
Last but not least, Seraph of the End. This one is an extremely popular shonen that came out back in December 2014. The writer and illustrator of this manga are Takaya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto. The story of Seraph of the End is set in a post-apocalyptic world where vampires co-exist with humans. In April 2015, Wit Studio brought this story to life which ran for 24 episodes.
Moreover, the show became widely popular for its incredible visuals and engaging storytelling. Typical of the studio, they have outperformed even themselves with this one.
Thus, with Seraph of the End, we can conclude our list of the Top Anime by Wit Studio. Which one of these shows is your personal favorite? Do share your opinions about the works of WS with us in the comment box below. For more such listicles, The Anime Daily is your place.