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Production Studio of Prince of Tennis Goes Bankrupt

by dtshyk
May 8, 2012 8:29 AM | 48 Comments
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.

Source: Notice from Trans Arts

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blue-y said:
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.

Jul 26, 2013 2:34 PM by Krasa

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.

Jun 18, 2013 7:56 AM by DmonHiro

They already done their job very well

SurferDude said:
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 :(

Jun 18, 2013 7:16 AM by Rayl1ght

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

May 15, 2012 12:51 AM by icetrucker

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

May 11, 2012 9:42 AM by almozayaf

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.

May 10, 2012 11:53 AM by AkkaAkka

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.

May 9, 2012 11:34 AM by alchemist11

R.I.P :(

May 9, 2012 9:49 AM by colorwander

what a shock well RIP

May 9, 2012 7:57 AM by Mr_Gutts


May 9, 2012 6:44 AM by Duzell

Imagine the reactions if this happened to KyoAni or Shaft...

May 9, 2012 5:02 AM by SurferDude

Never heard of them

R.I.P anyways

May 9, 2012 4:49 AM by Roloko

Goodness I'll miss you Trans Arts

May 9, 2012 3:02 AM by MiyatouSeishirou

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 2:42 AM by blue-y

R.I.P :(

May 8, 2012 11:13 PM by phoenixalia

R.I.P. Trans Arts though I've never heard much about this studio.

May 8, 2012 9:47 PM by wasted24minutes

Mada mada just means they weren't good enough.still it sucks to loose an anime studio

May 8, 2012 8:23 PM by brimskeb

another one bites the dust

May 8, 2012 7:07 PM by deg


May 8, 2012 6:55 PM by Cashdax

aw, that really sucks. :(

May 8, 2012 5:09 PM by Angel_Beats

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