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Shaft, Inc. (有限会社シャフト Yūgengaisha Shafuto) is a Japanese animation studio founded on September 1, 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao. They are best known for their unique use of gags, references, avant garde cinematography notably in:

  • Pani Poni Dash!
  • Maria Holic
  • Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • Hidamari Sketch
  • Monogatari Series

And yes they were known for the "head tilts" cliche.

(Fanfiction-only) Works

Magical Molly! Reboot (franchise)