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Director Abe Tatsuya Discloses Cancellation of MAD HOUSE Movie

by dtshyk
Feb 21, 2010 4:10 PM | 23 Comments
According to the official blog of Abe Tatsuya (director of "Dogs: Bullets & Carnage"), one of MAD HOUSE's anime movies was canceled and animators under contract were fired. He said the anime industry are in an uproar over the cancellation. He didn't specified the title of the movie.

Source: Abe Tatsuya's blog

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Whoomp said:
chryseis said:
umm, trigun is the only madhouse movie i can think of that was to be released.. x_x; uh oh...

I hardly think that it is Trigun, it's been in the works for years and is set to premier in just 2 months so canceling it now would be incredibly dumb.


....which is why there's a huge uproar about it... i guess...???

Feb 24, 2010 6:08 AM by katzenjammer

Madhouse is one of my top 3 studios so I really hope they aren't having financial difficulties. I really cant see how they could be since they were bringing in tons of money in 2006-2007 period (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Death Note, NANA all very successful). In all likelihood though, I think this is just a film project that had problems and not an indication of major problems at Madhouse.

Feb 23, 2010 1:26 AM by ender650

speaking as a fellow animator, that is a bunch of crap for the company to break contract like that! those animators should sue for breach of contract.

Feb 22, 2010 3:01 PM by Ducky_Dame

I DOUBT its Trigun but I'll cry if it is >_>
its not... i'm sure its not <_<

Feb 22, 2010 1:47 PM by magentaanbu

Weren't Madhouse working on a new Hajime no Ippo movie? New Challenger's DVD sales weren't as good as anticipated, so I guess there is a chance it could be the new movie.

Feb 22, 2010 11:43 AM by Touka

*sigh* Is this the beginning of the end for Madhouse? I hope not.

The industry is talking about the need to get casual watchers from outside the core into anime, but when one of the companies that was actually trying to do that seems to be suffering from financial problems, it doesn't send out a very positive message, does it?

Feb 22, 2010 9:43 AM by Rosa_FOEtida

i hope it isn't an hajime no ippo movie or black lagoon that got canned...

Feb 22, 2010 8:42 AM by zaj

TJR said:
2002rune said:
I sure hope Madhouse doesn't have a lot of financial difficulties. It would suck for it to go bankrupt, since its my favorite studio.


We don't know exactly how Madhouse is doing, but within the Japanese market, their shows have tanked. They do as badly as Gonzo when it comes to DVD/BD sales (last year, employees were in fact worried that their parent company would cut them loose).


Japanese market, I am disappoint. Best studio around.

Feb 22, 2010 8:24 AM by Seasonreaper

uhm first thought was Trigun but then... only two months before the premier? i highly doubt they would go that far.

Feb 22, 2010 12:55 AM by ashura

2002rune said:
I sure hope Madhouse doesn't have a lot of financial difficulties. It would suck for it to go bankrupt, since its my favorite studio.


We don't know exactly how Madhouse is doing, but within the Japanese market, their shows have tanked. They do as badly as Gonzo when it comes to DVD/BD sales (last year, employees were in fact worried that their parent company would cut them loose).

Feb 22, 2010 12:20 AM by TJR

what the...???!!!!

what will happen to Ironman and Wolverine anime version..????
or maybe because of this....one of their movies canceled..???

damn...!!

Feb 21, 2010 11:39 PM by yuto_daikirai

most animators are on contract to particular projects and don't have permanent staff positions with the company. It just means that the animators who were going to work on this movie have to find work elsewhere -- plus it sounds like this was a project that had barely gotten started anyway. The cancellation really screws up the animators' schedules but other than that there's no big harm; this might even mean increased quality for other upcoming shows as more animators become available.

Feb 21, 2010 9:05 PM by saka

lol not just canceled but staffs were fired lol whats going on 0_o

Feb 21, 2010 9:04 PM by isekai

Oh wow...I'm really curious now. ._.
The animators were fired too? Either they're going bankrupt...oh shit, or they screwed up big time. I can't imagine what they could have done.

Feb 21, 2010 8:12 PM by Tsukanda

Too bad..

and animators were fired >_>

Feb 21, 2010 5:49 PM by ZerOne01

What a twist.

Really.

Feb 21, 2010 5:30 PM by Usami-Haru

talk about a shitty news

Feb 21, 2010 5:11 PM by Mr_Gutts

KayChan4U said:
Dude wtf? Canceled AND people fired? Wtf movie was it?


I sure hope Madhouse doesn't have a lot of financial difficulties. It would suck for it to go bankrupt, since its my favorite studio.

Feb 21, 2010 4:55 PM by 2002rune

Dude wtf? Canceled AND people fired? Wtf movie was it?

Feb 21, 2010 4:48 PM by KayChan4U

chryseis said:
umm, trigun is the only madhouse movie i can think of that was to be released.. x_x; uh oh...

I hardly think that it is Trigun, it's been in the works for years and is set to premier in just 2 months so canceling it now would be incredibly dumb.

Feb 21, 2010 4:33 PM by Whoomp