This is perhaps the best reason why I enjoy anime so much. Sure, in the past, it was like to a varying degree that they did stuff like am about to describe, but I was watching Tenshi No 3P! yesterday, and right from the opening scenes, this caught my eye:
Just on the face of it, that there, looks too damn real, so within one Google search we find the real McCoy
A pretty neat piece of kit folks, a Steinberg UR22. Congratulations Steinberg Media, you've been featured in anime.
Review can be found here: www.soundonsound.com/reviews/steinberg-ur22
It interfaces directly to Cubase, which is of course, the software package used by one of the characters in this anime too :)