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Production Cost of Sangoku Engi Anime Bankrupts Anime Studio

by dtshyk
Oct 6, 2010 12:31 AM | 38 Comments
According to Tokyo Shoko Research, anime production studio Future Planet Co. has gone bankrupt on September 29th. The total amount of debt is one billion yen ($12.3million). Future Planet launched China-Japan joint anime project Saikyou Bushouden - Sangoku Engi in 2005, but the huge production cost, which is estimated to be more than 200 million yen ($2.4million), had become burden for the company. Moreover, the delay in the airing of the anime in Japan had upset their financial plan. Future Planet fired all the employees on July 31st.

Source: Tokyo Shoko Research

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waste of $

Feb 26, 2011 10:50 PM by leeahseng

kuroshiroi said:
AlexSadist-sama said:
And to think that it was gonna have 52 episodes..
They finished animating and airing it in China, they just haven't finished airing the Japanese dub. That's the only thing that's up in the air, atm.


So, do we have Chinese RAWs?

Feb 26, 2011 1:45 PM by kache

i also forgot they cannot blame piracy or anyone but themselves for this one which is a kick in the ass for companys goes to show

Oct 7, 2010 1:51 AM by Corpse69

Fail studio was fail

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out...

Oct 6, 2010 7:43 PM by JustALEX

Is there a Chinese dub, and if so, who are the actors.

Oct 6, 2010 7:37 PM by Banshee-IV

Any idea where I can find this subbed??

Oct 6, 2010 7:35 PM by SSJLuffy

Never heard of this studio until now considering they seem to have only produced this.

Oct 6, 2010 6:10 PM by herox3

AlexSadist-sama said:
And to think that it was gonna have 52 episodes..
They finished animating and airing it in China, they just haven't finished airing the Japanese dub. That's the only thing that's up in the air, atm.

Oct 6, 2010 4:51 PM by kuroshiroi

And to think that it was gonna have 52 episodes..

Oct 6, 2010 4:34 PM by AlexSadist-sama

KenShiRo-Sama said:
The survival of the fittest.


Darwin supports this.

Oct 6, 2010 4:23 PM by SoraKuro

Oh look, there's a white knight here. What a surprise. Why don't you cry some moar.

Oct 6, 2010 3:37 PM by Banshee-IV

HalRyder said:
So a company that made only one anime went bankrupt for making a piece of crap? sounds like a total failure to me.


you didn't even watch it.

DrakeWants2Speak said:
Was Sangoku Engi even any good? Can anyone tell me?


Yes it was, it was great.
WolfWood37 said:
Did they ever even finish the show?


nope its still ongoing
mikhailn said:
Sad, but that's the free market. Make money or die.

But seriously, I sometimes question the wisdom of making yet another adaptation of the Three Kingdoms. There are so many versions floating around that people are quite tired of them


all of current adaptations of it are horrible their are plot changes and it ends to early like when its not even halfway threw the story, this one was the only one with nothing changed, i am guessing you didn't watch it?

Oct 6, 2010 12:35 PM by VongolaXEspada

lol, the graphics in that series don't even look that great...

Oct 6, 2010 11:38 AM by Mystere

Kanra_ said:
lol i wanted to watch this loool no one subbed it and no one searched for it so i forgot lol


Because animation companies make soo much money when their anime is fansubbed

Oct 6, 2010 9:33 AM by 5camp

sucks to be them....

Oct 6, 2010 7:00 AM by Neverarine

The survival of the fittest.

Oct 6, 2010 6:51 AM by KenShiRo-Sama

How sad :(

Oct 6, 2010 6:16 AM by bolaykim

Guess that's a sign that Romance of the Three Kingdoms is way overused. Made me lol though...

Oct 6, 2010 6:15 AM by OrochiPL

i mean feel lol

Oct 6, 2010 6:02 AM by Mr_Gutts

well i fell sorry for them

Oct 6, 2010 6:01 AM by Mr_Gutts

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