According to the official BBS of Hirata Katsuzo (the chief animator of "Basquash!
"), Itagaki Shin
was fired from the director of "Basquash!
". The official website of the anime indicates that the new director is Sato Eiichi (the director of "Kiss Dum: Engage Planet
"). Hirata said the production staff of Basquash were largely reorganized from the episode 9 and Hirata himself also had to leave the team by the end of May.
Hirata's official BBS
Basquash official website
The Amazon pre-order ranking chart of Basquash Blu-ray vol.1 shows unsuccessful sales of the anime.
Amaran chart of Basquash
Hashimoto Hiroyuki, one of the episode directors of Basquash, is looking for jobs because he quit the team.
Last March, Itagaki Shin wrote in his web column that there was an extremely discouraging event happened to him on March 24th.
Source: Itagaki's web column