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, which he was a former Mushi Production animator.
Shaft's works for over the years were, Mahoromatic, He is My Master, This Ugly yet Beautiful World (all three made in collaboration with Gainax), Dotto Koni-chan, Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase, Pani Poni Dash!, Rec, Negima?! Master Negi Negi, Hidamari Sketch, Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, The Monogatari series, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Arakawa Under the Bridge, Madoka Magica and Nisekoi: False Love.
Shaft collaborated in co-production with Trigger, Studio 4°C and Sunrise for the animation production for the Harmony Unleashed: Human Ponidox Continuum Shift's AppleSpark Trilogy FlutterMac Chapter, due to Akiyuki Shinbo's involvement. Shaft will also produce a feature film for the series named, Gears of Magic Craft, also directed by Shinbo with screenplay by Hiroyuki Yoshino and character design by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.