Japanese animations have rapidly become more famous worldwide, and who has created the finest anime? There are a large number of small and huge anime studios worth noting now. A young and talented anime studio CloverWorks should be recognized by anyone with an interest in modern anime.
CloverWorks was established in 2018 as an individual branding given independence from the famous A-1 Pictures. CloverWorks has created and released lots of hit anime series and movies, which anime fans around the globe have become fascinated with since then.
Today, I’d like to give you an introduction to 10 best CloverWorks anime series and movies that you should watch right now.
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CloverWorks is a recent Japanese anime studio established in 2018, which was a part of the famous anime studio A-1 Pictures and was separate from it as branding.
Each of four leaves of the clover in its logo presents Aniplex, its parent company, A-1 Pictures, CloverWorks itself and the audience according to the official website.
CloverWorks has produced a series of hits such as the eariest work Slow Start and the original anime Darling in the Franxx since it launched in 2018. It has been appraised with the high-quality works by many fans all over the world since then.
It releases several anime series and anime films every year besides web anime, video games and music videos.
10. Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia
Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia (Fate/Grand Order -絶対魔獣戦線バビロニア-) is the first anime series of the popular franchise Fate/Grand Order airing from 2019 to 2020, which followed two one-shot anime First Order (2016) and Moonlight/Lostroom (2017).
Fate/Grand Order – Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia is adapted from the role playing game Fate/Grand Order by CloverWorks, staring with the episode 0 at the end of 2019. After 21 episodes in the anime series, the sequel anime movie Fate/Grand Order Final Singularity – Grand Temple of Time: Solomon (Fate/Grand Order -終局特異点 冠位時間神殿ソロモン-) was released in 2021.
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9. Persona 5: The Animation
Persona 5: The Animation (ペルソナ5) is a recent part of Persona Series, which is also known as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, adapted from the original video game Persona 5 by CloverWorks in 2018. It was preceded by the animation The Day Breakers in 2016, which was created by A-1 Pictures.
Persona 5: The Animation is set in a high school in Tokyo, centering on a second-grade high schooler named Ren Amamiya. The story proceeds when he is transported to an Iselai world and awakens his first Persona called Arsène.
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8. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland (約束のネバーランド) is a popular dark-fantasy manga and anime series. The manga series was serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump between 2016 and 2020, made into the anime adaptation consisting of the two seasons in 2019 and 2021.
The Promised Neverland centers on three 11-year-old orphans Emma, Norman and Ray, who live in a orphan home called Grace Field House, set in 2045. They decide to get out of the house with other children for a astonishing reason.
Aired: 2019 (Season 1)/2021 (Season 2)
Episodes: 12 (Season 1)/11 (Season 2)
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7. Fairy Tail Final Series
Fairy Tail Final Series, the last part of the three seasons of the famous adventure series Fairy Tail, was created by CloverWorks following the first season with 175 episodes and the second season with 102 episodes.
Fairy Tail focuses on the adventure of the most powerful guild called Fairy Tail consisting of a young wizard Lucy Heartfilia, a Dragon Slayer wizard Natsu Dragneel amd his partner pet Happy. After Fairy Tail is dissolved, the three characters sets off on a trip in search of other guild members again in Fairy Tail Final Series.
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6. Slow Start
Slow Start (スロウスタート) is a modern slice-of-life anime series, airing with 12 episodes in 2018. This early fine work by CloverWorks was made, based on the original manga written by Yuiko Tokumi since 2013.
Slow Start is set in a Japanese countryside Karuizawa, following a 17-year-old girl Hana Ichinose, who starts her high school life after repeating the third grade in the middle school. It depicts the peaceful relationships between her and her classmates Eiko Tokura, Tamate Momochi and Kamuri Sengoku.
5. Saekano the Movie: Finale
Saekano the Movie: Finale (冴えない彼女の育てかた Fine) is a romantic comedy anime movie released in 2019, following the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend airing in 2015 and 2017. The anime film and series are based on the same-titled light novel, written by Fumiaki Maruto and illustrated by Kurehito Misaki, published between 2012 and 2019.
Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend focuses on an Otaku (geeky) high school boy Aki Tomoya Aki, who forms a game developing named team Blessing Software with his classmate Megumi Kato, a designer Eriri Spencer Sawamura and a writer Utaha Kasumigaoka. Saekano the Movie: Finale depicts the process of making their new game and their changing relationships.
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4. Darling in the Franxx
Darling in the Franxx (ダーリン・イン・ザ・フランキス) is one of the most popular CloverWorks anime series, partly made under the name of its predecessor A-1 Pictures. It’s also cooperated with a Japanese anime studio Studio Trigger, which is famous for the classic mecha action anime Kill la Kill.
Darling in the Franxx is set in a deserted world which is threatened by enormous monsters called klaxosaurs. Human beings counter the klaxosaurs with newly developed humanoid robots called Franxxm, which is piloted by artificially-controlled children called parasites. Darling in the Franxx centers on a young boy named Hiro with the Code:016, a heroine Zero Two with the Code:002 and other parasites that battle against the klaxosaurs piloting the two-seated giant mecha.
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3. Wonder Egg Priority
Wonder Egg Priority (ワンダーエッグ・プライオリティ) is a modern fantasy and psychological thriller anime series, originally produced by CloverWorks with a famous writer Shinji Nojima. The anime series aired with 12 episodes, followed by another episode in 2021. Wonder Egg Priority contains some serious social problems, especially school bullying of teenagers.
A middle school girl named Ai Ohto, who is not attending school for the suicide of her friend Koito Nagase, finds a strange egg called Wonder Egg. She is transported to another world by the Wonder Egg and fights against Wonder Killers. In addition to her, Wonder Egg Priority also focuses on other 14-year-old girls including Neiru Aonuma, Rika Kawai and Momoe Sawaki, who hold serious personal problems.
2. Her Blue Sky
Her Blue Sky (空の青さを知る人よ) is one of the masterpiece anime movies created by CloverWorks with a renowned director Tatsuyuki Nagai and other creators of Super Peace Busters, who are also famous for the popular anime series Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day in 2011.
The fantasy and drama anime is set in Chichibu, a Japanese countryside near Tokyo, revolving around a high school girl Aoi Aioi and her older sister Akane Aioi. One day, Aoi meets a high schooler named Shinnosuke Kanamuro, who is the ex-boyfriend of Akane over 10 years ago and is supposed to be 31 years old.
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1. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai (青春ブタ野郎はバニーガール先輩の夢を見ない) is the best anime series created by CloverWorks, adapted from the original light novel series written by Hajime Kamoshida, illustrated by Keiji Mizoguchi and published since 2014. The anime series began with 13 episodes in 2018 and the sequel anime movie Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl (青春ブタ野郎はゆめみる少女の夢を見ない) was released in 2019.
The fantasy drama anime series is set in a seaside town in Shonan, inspired by many real-life locations in Kanagawa Prefecture. The story begins when a second-grade high schooler Sakuta Azusagawa sees a third-grade high school girl Mai Sakurajima, who is invisible to others. He comes to meet several girls who have personal problems called Adolescence Syndrome.
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