[[http://www.ufotable.com/ ufotable]] is a Japanese animation studio established in 2000 by Hikaru Kondou and employees of Creator/TMSEntertainment. The studio was relatively obscure due to the nature of their work until 2008, when their big break came through in the form of the popular anime adaptation of ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''. Of particular note is their Digital Team led by Yuichi Terao, which enabled the studio to redefine the industry standard for integrating digital effects into 2D animation with the spectacular visuals of ''LightNovel/FateZero'' in 2011. ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks'', released in 2014, helped to solidify their dominance in this field.

Contrary to popular belief, the quality of their shows comes not from having vastly higher budgets than their competitors, but rather because of their unusual degree of production independence. Ufotable's roughly 90 animation staff are spread over two buildings and divided into about eight divisions. While most anime studios try to keep costs low and productivity high by relying heavily on freelancers and taking on large numbers of projects, ufotable is one of a handful of studios (famously including Creator/KyotoAnimation) which are organized to do as much work as possible in-house, while concentrating their time and energy on only a few projects at a time. The result of this in-house culture is not only high production quality, but also a distinct style to their shows that remains consistent even as it improves over time.

Sadly not a [[IThoughtItMeant a Table made out of a UFO]], though the studio's namesake is a table that looks like a UFO that the founders wanted (which they now have and bring around to conventions).

The Canipa Effect has produced an Anime Studio Spotlight about ufotable. Watch it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYJ8Jgt8MwI here]].

!! Anime created by ufotable:
* The anime cutscenes for ''Videogame/CodeVein''
* ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow''
* ''LightNovel/{{Dokkoida}}''
* ''Anime/FateStayNightHeavensFeel''
* ''Anime/FateStayNightUnlimitedBladeWorks''
* ''LightNovel/FateZero''
* ''Anime/FutakoiAlternative''
* ''VideoGame/GodEaterBurst'' (both the animated prologue and the [[Anime/GodEater 2015 animated adaptation]])
* ''Manga/{{Gyo}}''
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai''
* ''Anime/KatsugekiToukenRanbu''
* ''Manga/ManabiStraight''
* ''MinoriScramble''
* The anime opening cutscene for ''[[VideoGame/SummonNight Summon Night 5]]''
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' (AnimatedAdaptation)
* The anime scenes and openings of ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'', ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' and its anime adaptations: ''Tales of Zestiria: Doushi no Yoake'' (the game's prequel) & ''Tales of Zestiria the X'' and ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria''.
* ''Manga/{{Toriko}}'' (Made the original OVA at Jump Festa in 2009)
* ''Anime/WeissKreuz Glühen''
* ''Yuri Seijin Naoko-san''
* The animated trailers for collaboration events of ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' with ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'' (''The Garden of Order''), and ''LightNovel/FateZero'' (''Fate/Accel Zero Order'') and a crossover special of ''Fate/Grand Order'' and ''Fate/school life''

!! Other Anime worked on by ufotable:
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' (In-Between Assistance, 2005 series)
* ''Manga/{{ARIA}}'' (Digital Paint)
* ''Manga/BlackButler'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''VideoGame/{{Catherine}}'' (In-Between Animation, cutscenes)
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/CorpsePrincess'' (Finish, 2nd Key & In-Between Animation; In-Between Assistance; Photography)
* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/FairyTail'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' (In-Between Animation)
** ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/HanamaruKindergarten'' (In-Between Animation Cooperation)
* ''Anime/HanasakuIroha'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/{{Heroman}}'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' (CG Animation)
* ''Anime/OccultAcademy'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' (In-Between Animation; ''Diamond & Pearl'' season)
** ''Anime/PokemonTheRiseOfDarkrai'' (In-Between Animation Assistance)
* ''Anime/ProfessorLaytonAndTheEternalDiva'' (In-Between Animation Assistance)
* ''Anime/SonicX'' (CG Animation)
* ''Manga/SoraNoManimani'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' (In-Between Assistance)
* ''VideoGame/WarioLand: Shake It!'' (In-Between Animation; In-game graphics)
* ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' (In-Between Animation)

They also created the animated openings for ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight Realta Nua'' and ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia'' for the PS Vita.
!!Tropes associated with ufotable:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: SerialKiller Ryuunosuke from ''Fate/Zero'' was quite popular with the female staff members, apparently.
* AnimationBump
* AllLowercaseLetters: Their name is not capitalized.
* ConspicuousCG: Provided this for ''Sonic X'' and ''Gundam SEED''. Also present in their other shows, to the point where the next episode previews for ''Fate/Zero'' and ''Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works'' consist of nothing but a sequence with photo-realistic glass objects and voiceovers.
* SceneryPorn