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GONZO Sells Its 3D CGI Department

by dtshyk
Apr 24, 2009 2:16 AM | 32 Comments
GONZO announced that they will sell the Department of Digital Movie, which was in charge of the 3D CGI and visual effects of the animations, to a movie post-production company Qtec. 25 employees out of 80 will leave GONZO.

GONZO intends to establish an efficient production system by yielding the high-cost department.

Source: Anime!Anime!
Related topic: GONZO To Be Delisted and One of the Founder Members Leaves the Company

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kenny35 said:
k4m1 said:
LucySky said:
Wasabi said:
Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.

Apr 25, 2009 8:28 PM by gioss

kirby said:
k4m1 said:
LucySky said:
Wasabi said:
Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.


And by the way, the only anime I like from Gonzo are Hellsing (not the OVAs, plz) and Seto no Hanayome (which I haven't finished xD). And there's none (or almost none) CGI there. I've dropped like 6 Gonzo Animes just because of the unnecessary and random 3DCGI

So, I think this may be the best thing that could ever happen to them xD


Seto no Hanayome was a joint production with another company(AIC), Gonzo were only there to animate what the other company's staff told them to.

Apr 25, 2009 10:53 AM by Kraker2k

k4m1 said:
LucySky said:
Wasabi said:
Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.

Apr 25, 2009 12:07 AM by kenny35

k4m1 said:
LucySky said:
Wasabi said:
Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.


And by the way, the only anime I like from Gonzo are Hellsing (not the OVAs, plz) and Seto no Hanayome (which I haven't finished xD). And there's none (or almost none) CGI there. I've dropped like 6 Gonzo Animes just because of the unnecessary and random 3DCGI

So, I think this may be the best thing that could ever happen to them xD

Apr 24, 2009 10:52 PM by kirby

This means GONSO will have to start using more, GASP, 2D! Good, now maybe their shows wont have so much of the CGI abuse they're notorious for. One step to their revival, or one step into their grave?

llxwarbirdxll said:
Uninstall... Uninstall...

I loled

Apr 24, 2009 7:56 PM by Kantarou

Uninstall... Uninstall...

Apr 24, 2009 7:14 PM by llxwarbirdxll

Gonzo end for Gonzo

Apr 24, 2009 6:52 PM by Toost_Inc

LucySky said:
Wasabi said:
Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.

Apr 24, 2009 6:51 PM by Chuunikshimi

wow lots of negative posts.
I haven't seen all of gonzo's recent anime, but have thier quality slipped all the way or something?

I don't need all this cgi in my anime but it was nice when they made anime with it before.

Apr 24, 2009 6:45 PM by Kuronoa

Wasabi said:
Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.

Apr 24, 2009 6:32 PM by LucySky

Good thing they aired Blassreiter already, otherwise the project might get cancelled since most of the scenes required aid from their 3D CGI department. It is such a pity to see GONZO fall into this economic position. I liked many of their animes. I guess there won't be any new ones coming from them anymore..

Apr 24, 2009 6:28 PM by Kira01

This is funny(not really) since they specialize in "digital" types of animation. They will be gone soon.

Apr 24, 2009 5:19 PM by Rail_Man

FullmetalIan said:
It took 80 people to create that seamless CGI we all have come to love?

I guess they can go out and buy a playstation and get the same results.

80 are the number of gonzo employees. 25 are working on the 3D and VFX. and those 25 will move to the new company.

Apr 24, 2009 4:33 PM by dtshyk

Who the heck would buy that craptastic CGI deparment.

Apr 24, 2009 3:40 PM by Jigero

Nice

Apr 24, 2009 2:46 PM by BlackAssassin

I blame all you assholes who download subs!

Apr 24, 2009 1:38 PM by dawnwan

ladyxzeus said:
dtshyk said:
25 employees out of 80 will leave GONZO.


Who the fuck cares about the animation?

You guys have the wrong priorities.


Just because they aren't working for Gonzo doesn't mean they will al be un-employed. Whoever buys the 3d-studio will more-n-likely keep the current staff instead of having to completely rehire competent workers.

Apr 24, 2009 1:29 PM by Arcadies

i wish i had enough $$ to by gonzo... (@_@)

Apr 24, 2009 1:01 PM by dawnwan

they put CGI on new level after their first Blue Submarine OVA. it's a shame that company which was a leader of CGI usage is going to sell it out...
though their recent works wasn't so descent when it comes to 3D.

Apr 24, 2009 11:37 AM by Iahel

Gonzo's CGI is terrible anyway.

Apr 24, 2009 11:12 AM by Wasabi