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Shaft, Inc. (株式会社シャフト Kabushikigaisha Shafuto) is a Japanese animation studio founded on September 1, 1975 by Hiroshi Wakao. In 2005 they began working exclusively with the director Akiyuki Shinbo, who is best known for his unique use of gags, references, and avant garde cinematography notably in Pani Poni Dash!, Maria Holic, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, Hidamari Sketch, Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari. (Wikipedia)
SHAFT are one of my favourite anime studios. Their shows tend to have an interesting art style that is quite different from the majority of anime, as well as quirky dialogue and interesting characters.
Whilst not all of their shows are amazingly good, a lot are, and even the below-average ones can be worth a watch for some interesting ideas within.