7 anime from the Pierrot studio (which are neither Naruto nor Beelzebub)

Created in 1979 by Yuji Nunokawa, Studio Pierrot is a world famous studio. The studio first distinguished itself for the magical girl anime and the romantic comedy, namely Vanessa and the Magic of Dreams (1984) and Creamy (1983). He then stood out with a blatant success thanks to Yoshihiro Togashi’s shonen Yû Yû Hakusho. Later it will reach its peak with anime like Naruto, Bleach. He also has funny anime such as Beelzebub under his belt. If its anime have made its popularity, others have also shown the extent of the studio’s know-how. We will present in this file 7 animes developed by him.

Credits: Studio Pierrot

7. Tokyo Mew Mew

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Studio Pierrot owes its first successes to the magical girl. It was then unlikely to develop a classification without mentioning Tokyo Mew Mew. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the manga, a new animation was developed this year. Its sequel is scheduled for 2023. The anime centers around the life of Ichigo Momomiya. This rather awkward schoolgirl is very much in love with the most prominent boy in the Masaya Aoyama school. Gathering her courage in both hands, she offers him one day to accompany her to an exhibition on animals from the Red Book.

The latter is a collection of endangered species. After this date, Ichigo starts acting like a cat, and more surprisingly having powers. Through Ryou Shirogane’s intervention, she learns that she and four other girls have mutated with Iriomote’s Cat DNA. With his new friends, Ichigo will use his feline powers to protect the earth from alien attacks. All while hiding her identity, and trying to have an ordinary teenage life.

6.Saiyuki

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Within Togenkyo, yokais and men have lived in peace for 500 years. But this harmony is going to be shattered by someone who tries to revive the bull demon Gyûmao. Like a butterfly effect, this beginning of awakening results in the production of negative waves that invade the world. This mainly affects yokai who lose their minds and attack humans. To return the situation to normal, four sacred guardians are called. They are Genjô Sanzô, Son Goku, Cho Hakkai and Sha Gojyo. Their mission: to go west of Togenkyo to prevent Gyûmao’s rebirth. Long before reaching their end point, they will have to defeat unexpected and ruthless enemies.

5. Urusei Yatsura

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Studio Pierrot is also appreciated for its anime full of buffoonery. Urusei Yatsura is the perfect representation. One day the earth is taken over by aliens. These beings ahead of humans from a technological point of view will entrust the fate of humanity to Ataru Moroboshi. The odds for humans seem lessened. Indeed, the high school student was born with two left hands, shows immense laziness and is bad with women.

However, it is he who is challenged to catch the horns of Lum, the daughter of the king of the aliens. But against all odds, the young man succeeds in his bet, and Lum ends up falling in love with him. The two throughout the episodes will have to spin the perfect love, and this to the detriment of Ataru.

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4. Fushigi Yuugi

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Miaka is very stressed about exams. Caught in this spiral that eats up her energy, the young girl is accompanied by her best friend Yui to the library. It is there that Miaka comes across a strange book “The Writings of the Four Gods of Heaven and Earth”. Unaware that it is magic, she and her friend get sucked into the world of books.

In it they occupy different places. Miaka becomes the priestess of Suzaku, one of the four gods, protector of the southern country, while Yui is that of Seiryu, god protector of a rival country. In order to find her friend, Miaka will take the initiative to summon Suzaku. But the plan is not going to go as easily as expected!

3. Yona: Princess of Dawn

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Princess Yona, heiress to the kingdom of Kouka, has known a life of opulence and joy. Surrounded by her cousin Soo-Won whom she is secretly in love with, and Hak her bodyguard, she lives happy days. When she reaches the age to marry, she expresses to her father her desire to marry her cousin. Unfortunately the Emperor opposes it. In a last attempt to persuade him, she goes to his chambers.

At that moment, she helplessly witnesses the murder of her father by her beloved Soo-Won. This one for years had nourished a hatred towards his uncle, whom he accuses of having been the author of the murder of his father. Had it not been for Hak’s last minute rescue, Yona would also die by his hand. Now the princess is forced to flee to better regain her throne. However, in the shadows many enemies lurk.

2. The Twelve Kingdoms

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Nakajima Youko is no ordinary teenager. Not only does she have red hair, but she has very troubled nights. Every evening, she dreams of a world populated by strange creatures. One day, his high school becomes the target of wild birds. A panicked Youko tries to protect herself when Keiki a tall and very pale man pledges allegiance to her.

The moment Youko agrees, she, Yuka, and Asano are transported to a fantasy world. In this world, 12 kingdoms coexist. Adopting codes similar to those of ancient China, each kingdom has an independent ruler who is chosen by the kirin, an animal of Heaven. Youko meanwhile was chosen to be the ruler of the land of Kei. A task that will require her to silence her most intimate fears.

1. Hikaru no Go

Credits: Studio Pierrot
Credits: Studio Pierrot

Hikaru, an 11-year-old boy, finds a go board in his grandfather’s attic. When he begins to inspect it, the shadow of Sai Fujiwara appears. This one was an incredible go player during the Heian era (8th to 12th century). Sai’s spirit enters Hikaru’s body, and starts playing go. Little by little Hikaru takes a liking to the game and meets Akira Toya. The latter is the son of the best go player in Japan, and one of the prodigies of his generation. For Hikaru begins the immersion in the intrepid world of go.