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Jun 3, 2009 12:34 AM

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According to Investor Relations released by GONZO, the auditor of GONZO canceled the release of the audit report for the fiscal year 2008 because they strongly doubted the retainment of GONZO to be a going concern. GONZO will be ousted from the stock market soon.

The auditor pointed out that:
1. The amount of debts of GONZO has been in excess of their total asset for two years.
2. Some of the debts borrowed from the banks are overdue.
3. The restructuring plan presented by GONZO is unreliable.

GONZO stated that the good sales of "Strike Witches" and "Afro Samurai" contributed to the improvement of the operating income. However, the failures in other segments of the business expanded the amount of the total loss (3.4 billion yen).

They also mentioned that one of the production contracts of anime was canceled.

Sources:
IR from Gonzo (PDF file)
IR from Gonzo 2 (PDF file)

Update
Tokyo Stock Exchange Group announced that GONZO will be ousted from MOTHERS stock market on July 30th.

Source: Tokyo Stock Exchange
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Jun 3, 2009 1:25 AM

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aw.. i really sad about gonzo having some financial problems now.. Q_Q i'll buy more dvds but i guess the money would just go to the anime industy in my country.. >.<"
 
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Jun 3, 2009 1:35 AM

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Kinda an eerie indicator of what everybody has been saying for years.
 
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dtshyk said:
They also mentioned that one of the production contracts of anime was canceled.

Alive TFE, I suppose.

I'd buy them out if I had the money. :D I still believe they'll be fine though...the anime industry won't be the same without Gonzo.
 
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seishi-sama said:
dtshyk said:
They also mentioned that one of the production contracts of anime was canceled.

Alive TFE, I suppose.

I'd buy them out if I had the money. :D I still believe they'll be fine though...the anime industry won't be the same without Gonzo.

I think so too. Just hope that Gonzo will come back without anything stopping them.
 
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seishi-sama said:

Alive TFE, I suppose.




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seishi-sama said:
dtshyk said:
They also mentioned that one of the production contracts of anime was canceled.

Alive TFE, I suppose.

Kawashima Tadashi said:

As for the anime, I haven't informed about the detail.
I also concern about it but anything can happen due to the historic recession. It's just my guess, though...

It will begin without any trouble unexpectedly, don't you think?

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Jun 3, 2009 3:19 AM

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Gonzo will definitely survive this!
 
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I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.
 
Jun 3, 2009 4:15 AM

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DIE GONZO, DIE!!
 
Jun 3, 2009 4:37 AM

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Scud said:
I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.
 
Jun 3, 2009 6:41 AM

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GREAT.....what's gonna have problems next? KyoAni? ADV?
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Jun 3, 2009 6:48 AM

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^ ADV is already in trouble. They almost went bankrupt a while ago.

I'm not surprised with this news. Gonzo hasn't produced much of worth in recent years, and coupled to the recession... yeah. To be expected. I don't care for Gonzo anyway, so it doesn't matter to me.
 
Jun 3, 2009 7:02 AM

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maybe they should make some good anime for a change.
 
Jun 3, 2009 7:24 AM

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audiodoll said:
maybe they should make some good anime for a change.

It's not that they made any bad anime since Hellsing.
 
Jun 3, 2009 7:36 AM
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And yet they keep making over-budget boring won't sell crap when they could be pooling their resources into producing anime with good storylines that will sell. Poor GONZO. I'd been waiting for several series from them, but if this keeps up, well, that'd be the end of that.
 
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seishi-sama said:
audiodoll said:
maybe they should make some good anime for a change.

It's not that they made any bad anime since Hellsing.

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Jun 3, 2009 8:16 AM

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Scud said:
I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.

Pretty much that.
 
Jun 3, 2009 12:19 PM

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I have to say that it doesn't matter what people think of them but what this may lead to.
 
Jun 3, 2009 1:01 PM

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I'm in despair ;_;
 
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tehnominator said:
And yet they keep making over-budget boring won't sell crap when they could be pooling their resources into producing anime with good storylines that will sell. Poor GONZO. I'd been waiting for several series from them, but if this keeps up, well, that'd be the end of that.

That minus the "Poor GONZO"-part, serves them right since they haven't produced a single good show since Gankutsuou.
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LovelongSought said:
I have to say that it doesn't matter what people think of them but what this may lead to.

and a little of this too

Scud said:
I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.
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Screw those loli Strike Witches, I want some more R+V!
 
Jun 3, 2009 3:19 PM

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Nothing of value lost.
 
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chibuki said:
Scud said:
I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.
 
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It's a prelude to the end of the world.
 
Jun 3, 2009 4:55 PM

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Yowane said:
chibuki said:
Scud said:
I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.
 
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Cookie-chan said:
GREAT.....what's gonna have problems next? KyoAni? ADV?
>_<

I sure hope KyoAni dies soon.
 
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Let me put it this way, the only hit since Vandread that Funi has had is Strike Witches, all that quality and that is the one.

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MiKu214 said:
Yowane said:
chibuki said:
Scud said:
I just hope I get my Strike Witches 2 before they collapse.

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Saki might prove to be a good seller, but other than that...
 
Jun 4, 2009 12:33 AM

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Poor GONZO..

They make quite a number of good animes too, yet they are facing bankruptcy..
 
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Heh... that's lucky, time to sort out the unbalanced accounts lol
I'm doing an accounting major for my business degree... it would be interesting to check out the history of GONZO and where it went wrong.
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Jun 4, 2009 4:50 AM

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Uhh yea,i'm not sad about it after watching crap like Shangri la.
 
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iShouko said:
Uhh yea,i'm not sad about it after watching crap like Shangri la.

yeah really what the hell is with that show
 
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eLiT3_ said:
it would be interesting to check out the history of GONZO and where it went wrong.

When they started to get involved with non-anime related business. Making video games, MMORPGs, other random stuff, thus increasing the number of workers, etc, etc. Of course, the anime sales also played some part in it, but not the most important one (and Gonzo sales aren't even that bad in comparison with some other companies).

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iShouko said:
Uhh yea,i'm not sad about it after watching crap like Shangri la.

yeah really what the hell is with that show

You simply don't understand it.
 
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Seriously, they haven't produced anything of interest to me in the last couple of years, so it's not like I'm missing anything because they're "dying." Proof that they need to do something, and fast.

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Finally. And well deserved. Maybe they start doing useless 3DCG as a hobby :3
 
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Update
Tokyo Stock Exchange Group announced that GONZO will be ousted from MOTHERS on July 30th.

Source: Tokyo Stock Exchange
 
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MOTHERS?
 
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Parents haet Gonzo.

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seishi-sama said:
eLiT3_ said:
it would be interesting to check out the history of GONZO and where it went wrong.

When they started to get involved with non-anime related business. Making video games, MMORPGs, other random stuff, thus increasing the number of workers, etc, etc. Of course, the anime sales also played some part in it, but not the most important one (and Gonzo sales aren't even that bad in comparison with some other companies).

audiodoll said:
iShouko said:
Uhh yea,i'm not sad about it after watching crap like Shangri la.

yeah really what the hell is with that show

You simply don't understand it.


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Also, Gonzo has made other great anime besides Afro Samurai such as their adaptation of Romeo and juliet, Basilisk, Peace Maker Kurogane and many more. I'm sure if some of the users here had taken a look at what it's made, they'd be surprised by their selections. They tend to make animes based on manga/novel with substance unlike other anime studios. cough* a studio that starts with K* cough.
 
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MOTHERS?

MOTHERS is one of the stock markets of Tokyo Stock Exchange Group.
 
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dtshyk said:
BigSimo said:
MOTHERS?

MOTHERS is one of the stock markets of Tokyo Stock Exchange Group.
Ah, I see. thanks
 
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This is sad, gonzo has produced some good anime these last 2 seasons (saki, Linebarrels of Iron, etc.) many plans of extending series are being dropped :(

All I can say that a good part of it is our fault for not buying enough dvds and stuff, but 3.4 billion yen is a lot still.
 
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AHH gonzo plz dont go. They had some really nice anime too!


 
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News Update
Gonzo's online shop "Gonzo Style" will be closed on September 30th.

Source: Gonzo Style
 
Sep 5, 2009 12:56 PM

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Wow this is sad for them. I guess I can't guage I've only seen a small few of their works. Though I've noticed their excessive use of CGI in just about everywhere. I don't see Kyoto going anywhere. It's been around forever. I.G would probably go before Kyo
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Gonzo got into so much trouble because they raised their own capital and took the risks (which didn't pay off). Other studios might produce even worse shows and have worse sales, but most remain relatively safe.

That said, Gonzo was incredibly talented. Kaleido Star, Last Exile, and Gankutsuou proved that they could make amazing shows when conditions were ideal.
 
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