13 Best Anime Made by MAPPA Studio​

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Mappa studios have been doing some great shows recently, from the infamous Attack on Titan’s season 4 to newer titles like Jujutsu Kaisen; the studio is on a roll. MAPPA studios have always been known for the high-quality animation they provide to a manga adaptation. 

The Anime stays faithful to the source material while improving on things that could use some touch-ups.

Apart from the more significant titles that recently caught the attention of anime fans, the studio has been consistently churning out great content ever since its inception.

Some of the other well-known anime you might’ve heard of are Dorohedoro, God of High School, Hajime no Ippo, and many more.

It just shows how much the studio is committed to making anime an even better art form. The studio picks up stories which not many other studios can pull off. 

For example, the last season of Attack on Titan is being animated by MAPPA, and to add to the stress, they had to do it in a small time frame amidst a global pandemic. And the show still managed to look phenomenal.

This list celebrates the most beautiful stories MAPPA has brought to life!

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13. God Of High School

th god of high school

MAPPA studios surprised everyone with the God of High School, no one expected a Korean manhwa to become such a sensation in just a couple of episodes.

If epic level fight scenes are what you crave, then God of High School is the anime for you. It can’t get any better than this in anime involving grounded combat. 

The story is pretty simple, Koreans compete in a tournament to decide who’s the greatest fighter. But soon, the story takes a turn, for good or the worst? You’ll have to choose.

The animation is just splendid, it is what we’ve come to expect from MAPPA. Besides that, the character designs and the music was refreshing as well.

12. Ushio To Tora

Ushio to Tora

Ushio To Tora can be described as Powerful, Fierce, Supernatural, and Mystical in its approach towards the popular shounen genre of anime. It indeed has a different vibe to it because of the relationship between the characters.

What do I mean by that? Well, for starters, the boy named Ushio is the embodiment of a shounen protagonist, kind-hearted but at the same time fiercely motivated. 

He is accompanied by a literal demon who wants nothing more than to get a taste of human flesh, also Ushio’s friends. But a condition forces them to stay together, and they have to work it out somehow.

The story is excellent, and the idea of a toxic relationship like this has never been executed better than this.

11. Rage Of Bahamut

Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and Seven Deadly Sins share a lot of similarities, from their middle-aged setting to their MCs being perverts. Both have kingdoms under the threat of some nasty evil forces. Both have a world where they're able to use magic. And lastly, the bittersweet relationship/rivalry between the MC and his best friend. The story of the Rage of the Bahamut is set in a magical world named Mistarcia, where every kind of magical creature exists. As soon as the demon beast "Bahamut" threatened their peace, humans, gods, and demons worked together to defeat it to restore peace. The Bahamut was sealed and there were two keys to unseal it; the god key and the demon key. One day, peace is disrupted when the god key is stolen by some mysterious woman (Yikes!). Now, the peace and harmony lie in the hands of our heroes who are willing to sacrifice their lives for it!

Rage of the Bahamut is the show all RPG fans have been waiting for. It has a great epic story, overarching narratives, incredibly written characters, great use of the fantasy tropes, and most importantly, Badass Dragons!

The show is set in a fantasy world and follows the rebirth of an all-powerful dragon, Bahamut, whose cataclysmic rage nearly ended all life from the face of the planet. 

Zeus and Satan had to come together and bring an alliance of demons and angels to seal this monster. Such immense was his power.

If the above description excites you, then make sure to check the show out. It has two seasons, and the animation is top-notch; it’s on par with some of the most incredible animations we’ve seen in anime!

10. Yuri On Ice

Yuri on Ice

Yuri is a brilliant figure skater and wants to make a name for himself on the world stage, but after losing at the finals, his confidence levels plummet to an all-time low. 

He loses all motivation, and tasty pork cutlets and other junk food make his mouth water. But gaining weight will be the last thing Yuri would want in such a situation!

Luckily for him, his idol, Victor Nikiforov, the legendary Russian figure skater, takes him under his wing to train him and help him reach new heights,

The show’s best takeaway was the soundtrack that seamlessly blends with the elegant dance moves and animation. Plus, we get to see characters from different parts of the world, making the story grander.

9. Zombieland Saga

Zombie land Saga

The Zombie Trope has been overused in today’s media to the point that if we even hear the mention of a zombie apocalypse, we just straight out turn off the TV and move on to something else. But Zombieland SAGA is different!

First of all, it embraces the fact that it draws from one of the most generic, cliche concepts of all time and takes it to heart. The cast of characters knows what they’ve gotten into, but the reality of the show hits you like a truck out of nowhere in the middle of the season.

We would like to recommend Zombie Land Saga; believe us, you’d be hooked once you watch the first few episodes!

8. Dorohedoro

Dorohedoro

The world of Dorohedoro is unique; it has some of the wildest character design choices and some of the weirdest names in all of anime. And anything is possible in this world; the city it’s set in is plagued with corruption and violent acts of terrors and horrifying crimes.

The show is gut-wrenching, a total nod to the old days when anime used to be gorier, and the animators weren’t afraid of appeasing the audience. 

The story is pretty intense and there are plot twists artists sprinkled around at regular intervals that keep the viewers at the edge of their seats. The anime uses CGI, and many fans complained about it, but to be honest, it wasn’t even noticeable to many fans. 

MAPPA does the animation for Attack on Titan season 4 as well, the CGI in it was good, so make sure you check it out and not fall for people’s opinions. (Cause life is an opinion.)

7. Terror in Resonance

Terror in Resonance

Two boys from Japan wake up one day and decide to cause mayhem and bring the police system of one of the most developed countries to its knees. The show is basically about two boys, who are terrorists!

The two boys are probably responsible for a blast near a nuclear facility that left much destruction behind. 

The intentions of this blast? Religious fanaticism, clout chasing, Mentally unstable kids? No one knows, and the Police are having the worst month of their lives.

The show may sound weird to some as it involves two boys who turn terrorists, but wait till you give it a watch; you won’t be disappointed at all. 

After all, any show which involves Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) always becomes a classic.

6. Dororo

Dororo

Difficult times bring out the worst in men, and Lord Daigo is the perfect example of it. A great samurai, but due to his lands dying, he must do something to get more robust to overturn the tide in his favor.

He even renounces the Buddha and makes a deal with the demons in exchange for some power. The story of Dororo is one of the best samurai-themed anime.

The show promises excellent battle sequences and epic sword fights between samurais. The show is soaked in blood, with the amount of detailing that went into it. The show is a must-watch for any anime enthusiast.

5. Kid on the Slope

3. Kids on the slope If you ever watched samurai Champloo, you’d know what a mastermind Watanabe is. He somehow managed to blend beautiful animations with great jazz music into a romance anime. The anime follows the story of Kaoru who after shifting to live with his grandparents starts to hang out with Sentarou. But Sentarou and Kaoru both are polar opposites, Kaoru was a pretty shy guy, he never spoke too much, on the other hand, Sentarou is really outgoing and doesn’t care about stuff, a pretty lenient guy. Now Kaoru after hanging out with him, realizes how great Jazz is and starts getting better at it. He meets Ritsuko while going through this change in his life, Ritsuko is a beautiful girl who Kaoru starts loving. The story is great and the music of this anime is top-notch!

Sakamichi No Apollon or Kid on the Slope is the one for music lovers, Jazz lovers to be precise. The show has some of the most beautiful soundtrack anime has ever seen, and it fits in seamlessly. The show is predominantly about Jazz.

The main character is always on the move, so he bever makes friends in any school he goes to. That is until he makes friends with a delinquent who surprisingly has a knack for Jazz music. This influences our protagonists, who get really into jazz.

The show isn’t filled with over-the-top action scenes; it is more on the mild side, a great show to watch on a summer night.

4. Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Banana Fish’ are the two words giving Ash Lynx, our protagonist, a run for his money. It was the two words that his brother has muttered since he returned from the Iraq war.

Ash Lynx ran away when he was young; he never tried to fit in with school-going boys. He was eventually adopted by a mafia boss and groomed to become an ice-cold killer.

He spends most of his time running his gang in the show, and the crime-noir theme is one to be excited for. Definitely a must-watch for anyone interested in Mafia movies!

3. Hajime No Ippo

14. Hajime No Ippo

Hajime no Ippo is the perfect introductory anime to a broader audience. It is a show which got many casual viewers hooked into the beautiful world of anime. It is probably the best story ever told in anime!

The anime follows the daily struggles of our protagonist, who consistently fails to stand his ground, giving up to powers greater than him. His transformation from a timid little brat to a world champion is motivational.

It is a classic and a strong contender for being the best anime to come out of MAPPA studios.

2. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen

It’s probably too early to start calling Jujutsu Kaisen a classic, but it is quickly becoming many people’s favorite anime of all time. The show just hits all the sweet spots so well and somehow manages to stand out in an ocean full of shounen anime!

The story follows Yuji Itadori, who gets into a terrible situation after consuming the finger of a demon. Now, he is blessed with power, but he will have to be killed at some point. But he can sense the other fingers of the devil, so he can help find the curse.

It is one of the best anime to come out in recent times and probably the only shounen to get such hype after demon slayer. The animation in Jujutsu Kaisen can’t be any better; Mappa Studios showed what it is capable of with this one.

1. Attack On Titan

Attack on titan

The anime needs no introduction, everyone and their grandma is watching the show at this point. It has surpassed every expectation fans had for it, and it has already become a worldwide phenomenon.

The story follows the humans living inside walls to stay safe from Titans, whose only job seems to be to consume humans. Eren Jaeger, a bratty young kid, is having none of it and decided to rebel. But when he realizes the harsh truths of the world. All he could do was cry, but he pulls himself together and is now on a mission.

If you haven’t watched the attack on titan, now would be a great time to start your journey into the fascinating world of Titans!

Conclusion

Bigger titles like Attack on Titan and Jujutsu Kaisen were going to be on the list. Anyone would’ve guessed it. But we made sure we also included titles that need more recognition from the fans. 

Rage of the Bahamut is an excellent example of an underrated show; it has probably some of the best animations in any Fantasy anime. The dragons in the show are perfectly animated; most of the time, dragons in other anime are either CGI or look like flying dolls.

The studio MAPPA dives deeper into the manga or the source materials to bring the characters and the setting to life. We hope you’ve enjoyed the list. Now, if you are planning to watch any of these shows, make sure to comment your next on the list to watch down below.

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