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GONZO To Be Delisted and One of the Founder Members Leaves the Company [Updated]

by dtshyk
Mar 31, 2009 11:06 PM | 22 Comments
Murahama Shouji announced in his blog that he left GONZO and established a new anime company "Lambda Film". He is one of the founders of GONZO and produced "Last Exile", "Full Metal Panic!", "Samurai 7" etc.

Source: Murahama's blog

GDH abandoned its subsidiary online game company Gonzo Rosso on March 31st. Although the online game was the only profit-making department of GDH, they decided to invest all of their resources to anime production.
The amount of debt of GDH has been in excess of their total asset. If the statement of accounts to be released this month doesn't show any change in the financial status, GDH will be delisted from the stock market.

Source: Japanimate
Source: Anime!Anime!

Updated=================
GONZO To Be Delisted From Stock Market
GONZO announced that it will be delisted from Toshou Mothers in July, 2009. They failed to collect funds to improve the financial status.

Source: IR from Gonzo (PDF file)

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Murahama's latest post proved the news to be true.

Murahama's blog

The stock price of Gonzo dropped to the limit. The trade has been suspended due to the excessive sell orders.

Source: Japanimate

Apr 1, 2009 9:00 PM by dtshyk

Ha, GONZO, sucks to be you.

Apr 1, 2009 3:41 PM by HappyPear

i feel sorry for them.

Apr 1, 2009 10:38 AM by cafekun

I have a generally love/hate relationship with Gonzo and I know they had it coming, but damn...hope Shangri-La helps them out even a little bit, cause that looks like a really good show at least.

Apr 1, 2009 9:56 AM by rah-rah

lol gonzo

Apr 1, 2009 9:15 AM by LolitaDecay

DaBigD said:
April Fools or not, they had it coming.

Exactly what I was going to say

Apr 1, 2009 7:45 AM by Cookie-chan-

DaeScope said:
Sounds like a joke though ... naming the company "Lambda Films". If it is true i hope they make FMP!4 first off the bat :D.


what is so strange about naming a company after greek letter?


λFilms


Nothing strange to me.



Hopefully the λFilms will go to quality-production like Samurai7 again.

Apr 1, 2009 6:43 AM by Fai

Sounds like a joke though ... naming the company "Lambda Films". If it is true i hope they make FMP!4 first off the bat :D.

Apr 1, 2009 4:34 AM by DaeScope

As long as they manage to produce Shangri-La before they go down for good it's ok with me.

Apr 1, 2009 3:54 AM by RandomOugi

seishi-sama said:
It's a joke. :) Well, everything besides the Gonzo Rosso thing (which is true and the right thing to do imo).


Unfortunately, the delist is not a joke, it's confirmed. I think Murahama's new company is likely to be true because it would be quite unpleasant for the Gonzo staff to see such a bad joke in this situation.

Apr 1, 2009 3:46 AM by dtshyk

It's a joke. :) Well, everything besides the Gonzo Rosso thing (which is true and the right thing to do imo).

Apr 1, 2009 3:09 AM by seishi-sama

April Fools or not, they had it coming.

Apr 1, 2009 2:29 AM by DaBigD

looooooooooool

Apr 1, 2009 1:34 AM by windy

dtshyk said:
Delist from the stock market doesn't necessarily mean a bankruptcy but there is no question that Gonzo will experience a terrible ordeal and has to carry out a radical restructuring.


Even so, I don't like the sound of that.. GONZO is one of my favorite anime studios, yet such a terrible economic fate awaits them, how sad..

Apr 1, 2009 1:15 AM by Kira01

Delist from the stock market doesn't necessarily mean a bankruptcy but there is no question that Gonzo will experience a terrible ordeal and has to carry out a radical restructuring.

Apr 1, 2009 12:36 AM by dtshyk

April Fool's started 2 1/2 hours ago, and this was posted 1 hour ago?

Apr 1, 2009 12:27 AM by Nek0

I think this might be real news, since I don't think a lot Japanese ppl actually do any pranks on April Fools day. plus, April 1st is the beginning of a fiscal year for them so today might be a good day to start a company?

Apr 1, 2009 12:19 AM by Ruby_Moon

Intresting..


Did you noticed the sarcasm in that word? :ol

Apr 1, 2009 12:12 AM by Ilyaoh

This isn't good..

Now, people can't tell whether its real "news" or "April Fool's".

Apr 1, 2009 12:07 AM by Kira01

oh well

Mar 31, 2009 11:54 PM by simo000