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Production Studio of Saki Changed

by dtshyk
Jul 12, 2009 4:38 PM | 34 Comments
According to the ED credit of episode 15, the production studio of "Saki" changed from GONZO to Picture Magic. GONZO was credited as an assistant studio, which generally means a subcontractor.

Source: Screenshot of of the credit

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Saki needs second season

Oct 16, 2009 6:01 AM by vaikepois

maxime1007 said:


At least they still have shangri-la running =/


Oh right, that show where people stand on flying missiles.

I swear, the one show that interested me in Gonzo has switched production studios. Wat.

Aug 15, 2009 12:10 PM by Sohei

TadloS said:
I hope it won't get worse from now. Really to say, Gonzo did very good job on Saki. ;)


Rarely does Gonzo do good sutff and when they do good stuff they need to give it to someone else...

At least they still have shangri-la running =/

Aug 15, 2009 11:11 AM by Shangetsu

Also, I have heard that Gonzo's main company is having financial difficulties as of current..

Aug 15, 2009 10:32 AM by xelloss

T___T. I guess I shouldn't be shocked considering it's GONZO.

Jul 20, 2009 11:16 AM by mbkimchi

As long as Shangri-La is done I'm happy, who cares about Saki?

Jul 15, 2009 3:50 PM by dPsychc

GDO DAMMIT GONZO. ><

Jul 15, 2009 8:24 AM by cr4sian_phil

I love the new OP and ED by the way. (song, characters' action and transition wise)
I had fun watching and listening that it made my head rock with the beat and smile! Lol!

I love these too!


Aerosei said:
De-JaY said:
Will the tacos be affected? >:

Nodoka's boobs' won't.


LOL!

Jul 14, 2009 11:40 PM by BlueZ

tehnominator said:
New ED is all right.

And shucks, the one anime GONZO is making money from has now left their hands. Poor them.


Actually, Gonzo earns no money from Saki, despite the popularity of the series. They aren't on the production committee, which means that they get a fixed payment for animating the show (as opposed to any royalties/shared profits; after all, they aren't footing the bill for the series). As you might guess, creative control is in the hands of the sponsors, which is why Saki is so different from a typical Gonzo anime.

If downsizing was the impetus for this change, it'd make sense for Gonzo to pursue a release from the contract.

Jul 13, 2009 10:16 PM by TJR

This is fine for me as long as the quality stays decent. I don't really care for Gonzo much in the first place, so I hope the new studio does well.

Jul 13, 2009 8:51 PM by LemonLyme

De-JaY said:
Will the tacos be affected? >:

Nodoka's boobs' won't.

Jul 13, 2009 7:33 PM by hellsoldierx15

New ED is all right.

And shucks, the one anime GONZO is making money from has now left their hands. Poor them.

Jul 13, 2009 3:33 PM by tehnominator

De-JaY said:
Will the tacos be affected? >:
Hopefully there will be an increase. Recent episodes have been lacking.

Jul 13, 2009 3:15 PM by ilikewhiterice

Sucks to be GONZO, losing all that business and all. :-\

Jul 13, 2009 1:20 PM by HappyPear

Hu ?
For me, i like the new OP...
And the artwork too. :)

Jul 13, 2009 11:56 AM by ShiroiRyu

Hm, I seriously don't like the new OP, that's for sure.

Jul 13, 2009 11:12 AM by desolato

I hope it won't get worse from now. Really to say, Gonzo did very good job on Saki. ;)

Jul 13, 2009 10:45 AM by TadloS

Will the tacos be affected? >:

Jul 13, 2009 8:36 AM by De-JaY

In moments like these I feel like a Gonzo fanboy. I hope the new studio doesn't screw up.

Jul 13, 2009 8:29 AM by drf

Temp Locked - You all can't stop spamming can you?

Jul 13, 2009 4:58 AM by aero

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