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
. 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.
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