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May 8, 2012 8:29 AM

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The procurator of anime production studio Trans Arts has announced that the studio has ceased business due to insolvency. The process for the bankruptcy will be carried out soon. Trans Arts was founded in 1967 and had been producing anime mainly as the subcontractor of Production I.G. From 2001 - 2005, Trans Arts produced Prince of Tennis in cooperation with I.G. Last year, they have participated in the production of Mirai Nikki, Persona 4 The Animation and Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko.

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May 8, 2012 8:43 AM

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RIP.

 
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May 8, 2012 8:57 AM

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Strange. Most of last titles in their least were successful enough. Why so?
 
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Nachtwandler_21 said:
Strange. Most of last titles in their least were successful enough. Why so?


Titles they've assisted on with the animation, not titles they produced themselves. The latest work they're listed for as Animation Producer is Loups=Garous, and that proved to be a major bomb.

It's just a shame they didn't get to participate in the production of Shin Tennis no Oujisama to get them back into shape (considering it's not selling too badly, though I don't think they've ever ended up on the production committee themselves so this might not actually matter) - I guess they've been in a disastrous state for a while and couldn't get the work force to do so anymore.
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May 8, 2012 9:19 AM
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Well, that feels weird to learn.
 
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May 8, 2012 9:21 AM

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Well that sucks, seeing as they've been around since 1967. I didn't think Loups=Garous was actually that bad, but it could've been alot better
 
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Wow this...really blows..
 
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Always sad to see a company/studio go bankrupt, even if I might not of been a big fan of them in the first place. Hopefully other studios learn from these mistakes.
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That's too bad !!
 
May 8, 2012 10:39 AM
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May 8, 2012 11:34 AM

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It's sad thing to see. :( Even though I never saw anything from them, it's still very sad considering that it was founded back in 1967. :(
 
May 8, 2012 11:47 AM

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Always sad to see a company/studio go bankrupt, even if I might not of been a big fan of them in the first place. Hopefully other studios learn from these mistakes.


Sums it up :(
 
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Failures said:
Always sad to see a company/studio go bankrupt, even if I might not of been a big fan of them in the first place. Hopefully other studios learn from these mistakes.


Sums it up :(
Same here. I guess it is true.
 
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Titles they've assisted on with the animation, not titles they produced themselves. The latest work they're listed for as Animation Producer is Loups=Garous, and that proved to be a major bomb. (It may be about time producers realized movies are just not working for original franchises...)


Eh, Loups=Garous was an adaption. Which was the reason why it wasn't a good movie. It tried to adapt too much, in turn things made a lot less sense than it should for those who don't know the original. As an example: The manga adaption seems to be 5 volumes. That's about the amount you need for a 13episode (4 hour) anime adaption. +- obviously, depends on how much text there is.
So, the movie isn't even half of that and it is a mystery.. where every little thing might be important. It was a stupid idea to make a movie out of it.

Typical anime problem, happens all the time.
 
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R.I.P.
 
May 8, 2012 12:17 PM

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Kiru_im_Ufo said:
Eh, Loups=Garous was an adaption.


Right, it was. Kyougoku and all too, brain fart here, sorry for the confusion.
 
May 8, 2012 12:22 PM

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Don't like the Prince of Tennis ~
not surprised...

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May 8, 2012 12:32 PM

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Well, this sucks. Losing an anime company is always a bad thing. And I loved Mirai Nikki, it was amazing.

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May 8, 2012 12:32 PM

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This is sad news for anime fans out here :'( :-(.
 
May 8, 2012 12:48 PM

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R.I.P. Trans Arts
 
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Failures said:
Always sad to see a company/studio go bankrupt, even if I might not of been a big fan of them in the first place. Hopefully other studios learn from these mistakes.
Indeed. I hope the artists affected by this find a new job, soon.

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May 8, 2012 1:14 PM

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Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu no more tennis causing the extinction of dinosaurs...
 
May 8, 2012 2:02 PM
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There goes another company.
 
May 8, 2012 2:03 PM

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That's sad. R.I.P
 
May 8, 2012 2:28 PM

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Yankun said:
Failures said:
Always sad to see a company/studio go bankrupt, even if I might not of been a big fan of them in the first place. Hopefully other studios learn from these mistakes.


This x2.


Especially a studio that produces anime that I'm quite familiar of. :(
 
May 8, 2012 2:35 PM

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Wow this is sad. Maybe somebody will buy them and be saved.
 
May 8, 2012 3:01 PM

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better that way, and no more gay tennis anime!
 
May 8, 2012 4:02 PM

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Good Game..rest in peace
 
May 8, 2012 4:54 PM

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All I can say is wow. O.O
 
May 8, 2012 5:09 PM

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aw, that really sucks. :(

 
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RIP. T_T

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another one bites the dust
 
May 8, 2012 8:23 PM

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Mada mada dane.it just means they weren't good enough.still it sucks to loose an anime studio
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R.I.P. Trans Arts though I've never heard much about this studio.

 
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R.I.P :(
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May 9, 2012 2:42 AM

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Noooo...! To think that that was where POT was produced...I feel sad..! And they've been around for so long too..

RIP Trans Arts
 
May 9, 2012 3:02 AM

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Goodness I'll miss you Trans Arts
 
May 9, 2012 4:49 AM

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Never heard of them

R.I.P anyways
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Imagine the reactions if this happened to KyoAni or Shaft...
 
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R.I.P.
 
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what a shock well RIP
 
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R.I.P :(
 
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The heading is a bit misleading. Should say "original" Prince of Tennis. Because the current studio is NAS. I was worried there a bit because of that. For the record, I'm not a particular fan of PoT, but am of NAS.
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Sad to see them go, especially since they've been around for so long.
It seems like there could be so much potential for future series this studio might have animated, but now won't get the opportunity.
 
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Katapan said:
Nachtwandler_21 said:
Strange. Most of last titles in their least were successful enough. Why so?


Titles they've assisted on with the animation, not titles they produced themselves. The latest work they're listed for as Animation Producer is Loups=Garous, and that proved to be a major bomb.

It's just a shame they didn't get to participate in the production of Shin Tennis no Oujisama to get them back into shape (considering it's not selling too badly, though I don't think they've ever ended up on the production committee themselves so this might not actually matter) - I guess they've been in a disastrous state for a while and couldn't get the work force to do so anymore.


but i love Loups=Garous
 
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Stuff like this happens I’m not a fun but i did like some of the anime that they put up there but life goes on. It will not stop the endless time but its death will be remembered
 
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R.I.P
They already done their job very well
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Imagine the reactions if this happened to KyoAni or Shaft...

Well maybe in a far..faraway future?
But I hope not, there's so many great anime from them... I'll be very sad :(
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As a production house, nothing was lost. They never made anything really outstanding by themselves. Hope that P.IG won't be affected to much by this.
 
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Noooo...! To think that that was where POT was produced...I feel sad..! And they've been around for so long too..

RIP Trans Arts


Just read this thread today. This sums up how I feel. PoT was one of my all-time favourites.
 
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