J.C.Staff Co., Ltd. (株式会社ジェー・シー・スタッフ Kabushiki gaisha Jē Shī Sutaffu, J and C stand for “Japan Creative”), is a Japanese animation studio founded in January 1986 by Tomoyuki Miyata, who previously worked at Tatsunoko Production.
The studio’s first release was Yōtōden in 1987. They have produced several well-known anime series, such as Slayers, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Excel Saga, Alien Nine, Azumanga Daioh, Ikki Tōsen: Battle Vixens, Shingetsutan Tsukihime, Honey and Clover, Shimoneta, Shakugan no Shana, The Familiar of Zero, Toradora!, A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun, Date A Live, Maid Sama!, The Pet Girl of Sakurasou, and Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma. Since 2005, the majority of their works have been directed by Takashi Watanabe, Ken’ichi Kasai, and Yoshiaki Iwasaki.