only found rumor
I’m like you. At first, I don’t think this show will fits Shaft at all. With Shinkai’s involvement in original game, it’s like they’ve open path to a self-destruction. But I’m surprised. This is their masterpiece. There’s no more “Shinkai should make this into an anime!”, there’s only “Ef is awesome!”
For me, I don’t think Shaft surpass KyoAni yet; not until they hire more staffs and have a strict schedule. Other than that, with ef’s (rumored) low budget, I don’t believe there’s any other studio that can done a job like this. Even if they can, I’m sure it’ll turn to be another boring moe anime that I won’t even watch. I’m glad it’s Shaft and Oonuma, he sure put ef to his limit.