Top 10 Best Anime From Kyoto Animation

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Top 10 Best Anime From Kyoto Animation – Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Best Anime From Kyoto Animation. Kyoto Animation is a Japanese animation studio established in 1981. Kyoto Animation has created and helped making many famous shows. Today I’ve picked up the best anime of Kyoto Animation. So, let’s get started.

10. Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu – Yabai


Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu – Yabai is an anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series written by Kotoko Ayano, with illustrations by Chinatsu Morimoto. The novel had won a Special Judge Award in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2016 and was published by the studio in December of that year too. The anime adaptation aired in fall 2018 with a total of 13 episodes. It follows the story of a young man named Minato Narumiya who joined the Kyudo club at his school until one day there was an incident in the tournament in which he participated, which caused him to decide to stop. The Kyudo Club itself is an archery club, referring to the archery martial arts that have emerged since the periods of ancient Japanese feudal samurai. After Minato quit Kyudo, his childhood friends Seiya Takehaya and Ryohei Yamanouchi tried to persuade him to rejoin Kyudo’s club, although at first, he refused to join. At one time Minato met a mysterious man in an archery field in the forest and this man inspired Minato to return to archery.

9. Liz and the Blue Bird


Liz and the Blue Bird, also known as Liz to Aoi Tori, is a 2018 animated film directed by Kyoto Animation, based on the light novel Euphonium written by Takeda, a spin-off sequel of Sound, the Euphonium television series, focusing on the supporting characters Mizore Yoroizuka and Nozomi Kasaki. The film focuses on the friendship of high school students and musicians Mizore and Nozomi as they prepare for a concert with their school’s wind band.

8. Myriad Colors Phantom World


Myriad Colors Phantom World, also known as Musaigen no Phantom World, is an anime adaptation of the Japanese light fantasy novel series written by Soichiro Hatano and illustrated by Shirabi, for its anime adaptation airing in Winter 2016 for a total of 13 episodes. The story is set in the future, where the accidental release of experimental viruses causes an outbreak that changes people’s minds in the world. This prism allows humans to see various extra-dimensional beings commonly called ‘Phantoms’. Moreover, some children born after the plague have developed special powers that allow them to fight and seal the Phantoms. The story revolves around Haruhiko Ichijo and his friends at the phantom hunting club at Hosea Academy, where it is a special school for children with the ability to seal phantoms.

7. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid


Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid is the 2nd season anime of the Fullmetal panic franchise directed by Kyoto Animation. Full Metal Panic itself is an adaptation of a light novel written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Shiki Douji. The series follows the journey of a member of a private military organization or anti-terrorist organization known as Mithril. The story begins with a man named Sousuke Sagara. He is a member of the military who has the task of protecting Kaname Chidori, a very passionate Japanese girl who then brought Sousuke to Japan to study at Jindai High School, with his colleagues’ help. Having a military background and rarely having social interactions, Sousuke was considered a military maniac by his schoolmates as he interpreted everyday situations from a combat perspective.

6. Kanon


Kanon is an anime adapted from the Japanese adult novel visuals developed by Key and released in June 1999 for Windows PCs. Later, Key released a version of Kanon with no erotic content, and the game was ported to Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. After the game was released, Kanon began to make several transitions to other media, started from 2 manga series serialized in Dengeki Daioh and Dragon Age Pure. In addition, light novels and manga are also published. The original anime adaptation aired in winter 2002 with a total of 13 episodes directed by Toei Animation. Then in fall 2006, Kyoto Animation remade the anime with a total of 24 episodes. It started with a boy named Yuichi Aizawa, who as a child often visited his cousin’s place in the city. However, one day something happened that made Aizawa was unable to go there anymore. All these years had passed and Aizawa could finally return, but his memory of the place was simply lost. Settling in the winter city, Yuuichi meets several young girls. All of whom are connected to his past. It all started when he befriends them and performs various interactions, this makes memories of Aizawa’s past begin to re-emerge, in which all are connected.

5. Tamako Market

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Tamako Market is a Japanese anime television series produced by Kyoto Animation, directed by Naoko Yamada, and written by Reiko Yoshida. The anime began airing in Winter 2013 with a total of 12 episodes. The story centers on a girl named Tamako Kitashirakawa, she is the daughter of a family that runs a mochi shop called Tama-ya in the Usagiyama Shopping District. The story begins that one day, Tamako meets a strange talking bird named Dera Mochimazzi, which comes from a distant country in search of the prince’s wife in its native country. After being overweight due to eating too much mochi, Dera eventually becomes a freelancer at Tamako’s house. The series follows the daily lives of Tamako, her friends, family, and neighbors, and doesn’t forget the strange bird named Dera.

4. Lucky☆Star

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Lucky☆Star is an anime adaptation of a four-panel manga series written by Kagami Yoshimizu, which began serialization in Comptiq Kadokawa Shoten magazine in December 2003. The series has no ongoing plot and usually focuses on the character’s daily life. The anime adaptation aired in spring 2007 with a total of 24 episodes. Lucky Star’s story mainly depicts the lives of four girls who attended a Japanese high school, the main setting of which is based on the city of Kasukabe in Saitama Prefecture. The main character is Konata Izumi, a lazy girl who constantly neglects her schoolwork and instead spends most of her time watching anime, playing video games, and reading manga. Although Konata is a lazy girl, she also proved to be very intelligent and athletic.

3. Amagi Brilliant Park


Amagi Brilliant Park is an anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Yuka Nakajima. Fujimi Shobo has published eight volumes since February 2013, under the footsteps of their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko. Then in fall 2014, the series received an anime television series adaptation with a total of 13 episodes. The story centers on a young man named Seiya Kanie who is a former child artist. He grew as a handsome boy as well as being a very perfectionist. One day he met a mysterious girl named Isuzu Sento, who forced him to visit a playground called Amagi Brilliant Park, where this place was experiencing very serious financial problems. This caused the park to be closed. However, behind the amusement park that looks damaged, Amagi Brilliant Park is a refuge for creatures from another world called Maple Land. To save the park from being closed, Seiya was hired to manage all the shortcomings that occurred in Amagi Brilliant Park.

2. Hibike! Euphonium

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Sound! Euphonium or in a Japanese title called Hibike! Euphonium, an anime adaptation of a light novel written by Ayano Takeda. It is set in a place called Uji, the Kyoto area focused on Kitauji High School Music Club, with the concert band constantly evolving because of the instructions from newly-appointed advisors. A manga adaptation illustrated by Hami was serialized in Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Website. Later in spring 2015, the series received an anime adaptation with a total of 13 episodes. The Kitauji High School Concert Band Club, better known as the champion school, often participates in national tournaments. However, since the club’s coaches changed, they have not even been able to enter the qualification tournament. Since having a new coach, the club has begun to rise and begin to build on its strengths. Despite some conflicts and dramas that frequently occurred, they will have to fight harder to get what they desire to achieve.

1. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

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Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! or also known as Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! is an anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel written by Torako, with illustrations by Nozomi Osaka. The story begins with a young man named Yuuta Togashi, who tries to banish the embarrassing delusions he often did in the past. However, since his meeting with a girl named Rikka Takanashi, who is also a person who has hints as Chuunibyo which finally drags Yuuta and Rikka to form a club at their school called Far East Magical Napping Society Summer, with Shinka Nibutani, Kumin Tsuyuri and Sanae Dekomori. Each of whom has their unique delusional behavior. The anime adaptation itself aired in fall 2012 with a total of 12 episodes.

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