Do you remember when they announced that Nisekoi was going to be animated? I do. After I got my criticisms out of the way, the first thing that I did was speculate about the animation studio that would pick it up. The obvious choice was A-1 Pictures. They do a lot of series like this and I enjoy their animation style. The series is pretty popular, so I assumed that it would be someone big. The studio that I never even considered was SHAFT. Well, it is a good thing that I didn’t because I am usually wrong about these things and the fact that SHAFT is doing it really excites me. Honestly, I think SHAFT animation is a sight to behold. If you prefer Kyoto Animation, then I don’t know if we can be friends. The quality difference is crazy and the faces on the characters don’t look exactly the same. Just take a look at the scenery in Bakemonogatari. I don’t understand art, but I know that SHAFT is ridiculously good. Akiyuki Shinbou is going to be the director on this one. He is the director of the Monogatari series and Arakawa Under the Bridge. I love both of those series. Having said all of that, this is pretty surprising. I read Nisekoi and it doesn’t seem like a SHAFT series. There aren’t any crazy moments to speak of. It is a romantic comedy that takes place in a high school. I guess SHAFT is saying that a series doesn’t have to confuse you in fantastic ways to be a part of their company. All I know is that I can’t wait to watch this anime.