The mastermind behind terrific series such as Ping Pong the Animation and mass favorite Crayon Shin-chan, Masaaki Yuasa is a precious gem in the Anime Industry. He and his longtime collaborator, Eun-Young Choi, founded an animation studio called Science SARU, and ever since then, they have been bolstering through the community’s favorites. Their expert and creative direction allowed their adaptation of the series to move leaps and beyond what it was meant to be, exercising delicate cinematography and giving us a bliss of a lifetime.
The studio’s contribution to the Industry has soared its name through the skies, and here are our
Top 10 Anime by Science SARU Studios
10. Japan Sinks 2020
- Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
- Aired: 9 July 2020
- Episodes: 10
Japan Sinks 2020 is a story about a family named Mutou, whose daily life is turned upside down when a disastrous earthquake strikes the Japanese Archipelago. Their unrelenting drive to stay together and protect each other through the worst time of their lives reminds us of how important family is and how far family will go to keep each other safe.
9. Garden of Remembrance
- Genre: Drama
- Aired: 28 October 2022
- Episodes: 1
Garden of Remembrance is a story of longing and acceptance. It tells a story of an individual (You) who happens to stumble across a childhood friend buying Anemone. The individual (You) felt nostalgic, as it happened to be something a person close to them liked. Years pass on, and one day all their memories come flowing back. When faced with the garden of their memories, how will the individual (You) fare?
This 17-minute short movie tells us that closure requires time, and without it, down the line, there will come a day when the flowers will stretch all around us. We would then have to wander across the spread, take our time, and find the way out.
8. Devilman: Crybaby
- Genre: Action, Avant Garde, Horror, Supernatural
- Aired: 5 January 2018
- Episodes: 10
Devilman: Crybaby is a story of humanity and its vices. It tells the story of two friends and their platonic love for each other. Upon being demonized, Akira has to fight the battle against the re-emerging demons with his friend Ryou. Will they survive till the end, or has fate set a different path for them?
The story includes various themes of human morality and ethics. It begins with the question of what is naturally right for humans and ends with why it is naturally right. It demonstrates human immorality and avarice, making the audience question their convictions. Does it end in tragedy or is it just a repetition of history?
7. Star Wars: Vision
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
- Aired: 22 September 2021
- Episodes: 9
Star Wars: Vision is an animated anthropology series. It is a creative take on Star Wars Franchise by some of the best anime creators in the industry. Each episode is directed by a separate director, making each episode feel like a movie. Each episode differed from the other from execution to interpretation of the story. It was a fresh addition to the franchise for the fans to enjoy.
6. Ride Your Wave
- Genre: Drama, Romance, Supernatural
- Aired: 21 June 2019
- Episodes: 1
Ride Your Wave is a story of moving on after a close one passed on. It tells the story of Hinako Mikaimizu, who falls in love with a firefighter named Minato Hinageshi. They bonded over surfing, and during one such event, Minato passed on. Hinako is left alone in the city, and as she copes with her daily life, she meets a certain someone again.
The story is about self-discovery and how hard it is for anyone to live when their partner dies. To stand back on your feet, and find love in life again, is a wave everyone has to tackle. To ride your wave, you have to let go.
5. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken
- Genre: Adventure, Comedy
- Aired: 6 January 2020 to 23 March 2020
- Episodes: 12
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken is a story of pure fun and enjoyment. It tells the story of the adventures of Midori Asakusa and her friends, Sayaka Kanamori and Tsubame Misuzaki. Midori and Tsubame love art, and sensing the money-making potential of it, they decide to start a club to make their animation.
The story is for everyone to relax and enjoy the creative endeavor of the three girls. The story is executed in brilliance, taking us from the real world to the unreal world in snaps. It is also a shout to the audience unveiling the conditions of the animation industry.
4. The Tatami Time Machine Blues
- Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Suspense
- Aired: 14 September 2022 to 12 October 2022
- Episodes: 6
The Tatami Time Machine Blues is a sequel to The Tatami Galaxy. It tells the story of a group of friends who end up finding a time machine in their storeroom. Unable to turn on the A.C. on a hot summer, these bored out-of-their-wits friends decide to travel back in time to stop themselves from damaging the remote. What awaits their journey through time – is it a success or unimaginable horror?
The story has elements of a psychological thriller, making their interactions with each other very significant. The time-travel aspect of the series is a hopeful torch, something they end up losing due to the intricacies of their journey. It is ironic to remark that because of their innocence, they decide to travel back in time and end up losing that very innocence on the trip.
- Genre: Fantasy
- Aired: 28 May 2022
- Episodes: 1
Inu-Oh is a story of unconventional art forms. It tells the story of the pair, Tomoari, and Inu-Oh, who go around performing. They quickly gain popularity, however, their bizarre style puts the traditions of the Shogunate to challenge. As they travel and grow more popular, they must learn how to contend with the traditions that bind society.
The story brings forward important elements of social belongingness. It portrays how lost stories will find it difficult to find a place in societies as it has been structured. People are afraid of going against society, as it marks the risk of them losing the place they belong to. Adhering to unconventional ways poses a threat to traditions that have bound society, endangering everyone in it.
2. The Night is Short, Walk on Girl
- Genre: Comedy, Romance
- Aired: 7 April 2017
- Episodes: 1
The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a story of a single night in Kyoto. It tells the story of a group of college students’ drunken adventures. It mainly focuses on an Upperclassmen’s attempt to get on with his junior, who he has a crush on. The Night in Kyoto depicts the different stories of college students.
The story highlights something very important, that everyone has a story to tell. Each story is craftily portrayed, asserting its beauty. Each story is unique and intersects with the other.
1. The Heike Story
- Genre: Drama
- Aired: 13 January 2022 to 24 March 2022
- Episodes: 11
The Heike Story is a story of intertwined destiny. It tells the story of a girl who could foresee the future. Her father pays with his life for the disrespect she shows to the Heike clan. After many years, she meets the eldest of the Heike clan, and as compensation, he promises to look after her.
The story is a classic tale of military struggle and political apprehension. It’s a tale of tragedy, a recollection of history. Withstanding all adversity, the pair will find themselves at crossroads that they cannot avoid.
The studio Science SARU guided by the expert direction of Masaaki Yuasa has made some of the most artistic and philosophical projects. Each series is guided by the themes of realism and surrealism. The studio is releasing another one of its masterpieces, Your Colour, in 2024. To keep yourself updated and find more of such lists, subscribe to Spiel Anime.