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Bankruptcy of Anime Studio Group TAC Revealed

by dtshyk
Sep 2, 2010 7:37 PM | 53 Comments
According to Teikoku Data Bank, Group TAC has bankrupted. The amount of debt is 585 million yen ($6.94 million).

Group TAC was established in 1968 and had produced Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi and Touch. The annual income has dropped from 1.5 billion yen (2007) to 0.6 billion yen (2009) due to the withdrawal of sponsors. The president Tashiro Atsumi passed away last July and the continuation of the business had run into difficulties.

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According to the official blog of Eisanro (Labor Union of Movie, Television, Animation and Culture Industry), a production studio of "a popular anime for kids and family being aired on NHK Educational Channel" has gone bankrupt on August 31st. The total amount of debt is estimated to be several hundred million yen. Employees of the studio is demanding swift responses and measures from NHK, which is Japanese national broadcasting organization.

Eisanro reported that employees of anime studios have been complaining about exceptionally small budgets of NHK anime.

Source: Eisanro official blog, Teikoku Data Bank

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The Google translation is presented to the Japanese.......

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%97%E3%83%BB%E3%82%BF%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF

Japanese
はじめの一歩(制作元請:マッドハウス、各話制作協力、2000-2002年)
Machine translation(Machine translation covered with mistakes)
First Steps (original請Production: Madhouse, Production Support Each book, 2000 - 2002 )

Japanese
はじめの一歩 間柴vs木村 死刑執行(制作元請:マッドハウス、制作協力、2003年)
Machine translation(Machine translation covered with mistakes)
First Steps Hazama Shiba executioner vs Kimura (former請Production: Madhouse, Production Assistance, 2003)

My brain reeled......@@

Sep 10, 2010 6:26 AM by siokan

Mephz said:
yes, posting something without even linking to the source is very useful.

http://ippo.wikia.com/wiki/Hajime_no_Ippo_%28anime%29

From what I see, no personnel connected with Hajime no ippo are from TAC. If I use google I simply can't connect TAC with Hajime no ippo, they wanted to make season 2 but did not get it, nothing more than that.

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If they won't even get their name on the title then their work is not worth mentioning (if they even had any part in the project which is unknown to me)


こでれも見てね
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%B0%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%97%E3%83%BB%E3%82%BF%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF

正確には各話毎に色んな所が係わってるが、知りたきゃ自分で調べな。
何処の国にもソース厨は居るんだな('A`)

Sep 9, 2010 8:13 PM by siokan

Leon-Gun said:
VongolaXEspada said:
its because you guys are watching anime illegally. The Author of cowboy bepop says the anime industry doesn't have even 5 years left before it dies.

If the manga industry dies the anime industry Asian drama industry

Because most dramas and anime are based off manga

So You guys need to start buying anime or watching it on a legal site so the ads go to the companys.

Those ads you watch make the money go to the company.

If you watch anime illegally you are a raging homosexuel
Yeah, we totally influence Japanese sales.... dumbass. If you want to know, the ones we actually directly affect, the international publishers like Funimation, have adapted lately, as seen by the advent of free legal online streaming similar to what Netflix did in the movie industry. If anything the ball is on Japan's court to properly adapt to a reality that won't go away.

your both idiots lets just leave it at that

Sep 9, 2010 10:30 AM by supersonic124

Just wanted to say that I'm with Mephz on this one. This studio no longer did anything worthwhile for today's gen of animation, and it is their own fault. They let themselves fall into obscurity, with no good titles under their name other than Touch, which is over 20 years old. There's only so much time you can simply drift around till you get screwed over, which the death of their president settled.

Now with them gone, the larger company's will be hiring others to sub-contract their works too, perhaps to those that will be able to reach out of their sub-contract status and become a major studio themselves. Group TAC should have disbanded a long time ago with the way things were going for them, but they didn't which led to their demise.

Sep 8, 2010 4:35 PM by Siing

Mephz said:
yes, posting something without even linking to the source is very useful.

http://ippo.wikia.com/wiki/Hajime_no_Ippo_%28anime%29

From what I see, no personnel connected with Hajime no ippo are from TAC. If I use google I simply can't connect TAC with Hajime no ippo, they wanted to make season 2 but did not get it, nothing more than that.

--
If they won't even get their name on the title then their work is not worth mentioning (if they even had any part in the project which is unknown to me)
It's not entirely unusual for subcontracted animation studios not to get credited. Btw, the narcissistic mentality is nothing short of disgusting and part of the reason society is messed up.

Sep 8, 2010 1:16 PM by Leon-Gun

yes, posting something without even linking to the source is very useful.

http://ippo.wikia.com/wiki/Hajime_no_Ippo_%28anime%29

From what I see, no personnel connected with Hajime no ippo are from TAC. If I use google I simply can't connect TAC with Hajime no ippo, they wanted to make season 2 but did not get it, nothing more than that.

--
If they won't even get their name on the title then their work is not worth mentioning (if they even had any part in the project which is unknown to me)

Sep 8, 2010 10:29 AM by Mephz

Mephz said:
Also you did not answer: How TAC is involved in Hajime no ippo and Grabbler baki? Made up on the spot?


Hajime no ippo
Project:Nippon Television (Husband)
Copyright management: VAP (Husband)
animation Main contractor: Madhouse (Slave's leader)
Subcontract(Real work):TAC (Slave)

Grabbler baki
Project:Dynamite Tommy (Husband)
Making:Free-Will (Husband)
animation(Real work):TAC (Slave)

Sep 8, 2010 9:35 AM by siokan

speak english next, your point is?

Also you did not answer: How TAC is involved in Hajime no ippo and Grabbler baki? Made up on the spot?

Leon-Gun: Me-mentality is the way to go, if your not living for yourself then you are doing it wrong.

Sep 8, 2010 2:22 AM by Mephz

Mephz said:
don't care about the others but Hajime no ippo

Producers: Madhouse Studios, VAP


How are they the creators of Hajime no ippo anime?
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At any rate even if you can grab one title from the horde that I might like what is that going to change? I'd rather get them off the market so all the otaku business goes to groups that make anime I like, keeping them alive. It's a dog eat dog world, if they fail someone else is bound to make profit.


Star Wars :20th Century Fox, George Lucas

The profit doesn't go up.
The studio in which it actually works is a super-low wage.
Thing similar when one slave dies.
The slave is doing most work......

Sep 7, 2010 11:33 PM by siokan

Mephz said:
don't care about the others but Hajime no ippo

Producers: Madhouse Studios, VAP


How are they the creators of Hajime no ippo anime?
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At any rate even if you can grab one title from the horde that I might like what is that going to change? I'd rather get them off the market so all the otaku business goes to groups that make anime I like, keeping them alive. It's a dog eat dog world, if they fail someone else is bound to make profit.
Talk about a me-me-me mentality. Forgive us for even liking things you don't your highness.

Sep 7, 2010 7:10 PM by Leon-Gun

don't care about the others but Hajime no ippo

Producers: Madhouse Studios, VAP


How are they the creators of Hajime no ippo anime?
-----
At any rate even if you can grab one title from the horde that I might like what is that going to change? I'd rather get them off the market so all the otaku business goes to groups that make anime I like, keeping them alive. It's a dog eat dog world, if they fail someone else is bound to make profit.

Sep 7, 2010 3:31 PM by Mephz

Mephz said:
TAC did not do anything that is interesting in my book.


Hajime no Ippo
Baki the Grappler
Street Fighter II

Sep 7, 2010 3:14 PM by siokan

lol, says a guy that has not even seen half of my list. You should taste your own medicine before you spread that shit. You yourself are doing exactly what you told me not to do, judge the book by the cover.

In my opinion: if the plot does not interest you, don't watch it. TAC did not do anything that is interesting in my book.

Go back to watching your digimon Mr. hardcore

Sep 7, 2010 1:20 PM by Mephz

Mephz said:
...And nothing of value was lost.

From my viewpoint at least I don't think I watch anything from them and I don't plan on doing so, uninteresting stuff


How would you know if it was interesting or not if you haven't watched it?

Don't judge a book by it's cover because there are plenty of hidden gems out there in the anime world =)

Edit:

Oops, my bad! I forgot to check your list before I posted. Heaven forbid someone make a better series than half the crap on your list.

Sep 7, 2010 11:35 AM by byoushin

...And nothing of value was lost.

From my viewpoint at least I don't think I watch anything from them and I don't plan on doing so, uninteresting stuff

Sep 6, 2010 5:47 AM by Mephz

VongolaXEspada said:
its because you guys are watching anime illegally. The Author of cowboy bepop says the anime industry doesn't have even 5 years left before it dies.

If the manga industry dies the anime industry Asian drama industry

Because most dramas and anime are based off manga

So You guys need to start buying anime or watching it on a legal site so the ads go to the companys.

Those ads you watch make the money go to the company.

If you watch anime illegally you are a raging homosexuel
Yeah, we totally influence Japanese sales.... dumbass. If you want to know, the ones we actually directly affect, the international publishers like Funimation, have adapted lately, as seen by the advent of free legal online streaming similar to what Netflix did in the movie industry. If anything the ball is on Japan's court to properly adapt to a reality that won't go away.

Sep 5, 2010 7:12 PM by Leon-Gun

its because you guys are watching anime illegally. The Author of cowboy bepop says the anime industry doesn't have even 5 years left before it dies.

If the manga industry dies the anime industry Asian drama industry

Because most dramas and anime are based off manga

So You guys need to start buying anime or watching it on a legal site so the ads go to the companys.

Those ads you watch make the money go to the company.

If you watch anime illegally you are a raging homosexuel

Sep 5, 2010 3:12 PM by VongolaXEspada

Lupin III (Part I)
Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers)
Nine,Touch,Hiatari Ryōkō
Nadia
Captain Tsubasa Road to 2002
Street Fighter II
Those Who Hunt Elves
Master Keaton
Fighting Spirit
Zoids Genesis

Sep 5, 2010 12:32 AM by siokan

never heard of these guys, too bad for them i guess

Sep 4, 2010 9:45 AM by supersonic124