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GONZO To Produce a TV Anime Series For Malaysia

by dtshyk
Oct 25, 2010 1:17 AM | 56 Comments
According to Anime!Anime!, GONZO will produce a TV anime series with Malaysian producer Funcel and Malaysian Film Development Board. It's a 24 min x 26 episode adventure anime titled "Satria - The Warriors of the 7 Elements" (target audience: 9 - 14 years old children) and will be aired in Malaysia in 2012. Kitakubo Hiroyuki will direct the series.

Kitakubo tweeted that he is an advisor of the anime not the director. Judging from his reaction, there is a breakdown of communication between GONZO and Kitakubo.

Sources: Anime!Anime!, Kitakubo's twitter

[quote=Kitakubo's tweet on Sep 1st]
Oh, I have to work on an unenjoyable job! Malaysian government wants to produce animation, and they asked a Japanese company to produce one because they don't have the know-how. The Japanese company has outsourced 22 episodes out of 26 to Chinese studios and the budget for one episode is two million yen![/quote]
note: the standard budget for one Japanese anime episode is 9 - 20 million yen.

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HawthorneKitty said:
MorningGlory said:
HawthorneKitty said:
I was born in Malaysia.
That is all.

This

I think felt proud to be a Malaysian once more
Well, I'm not proud about it. ._.


dude,,,you're really a good Malaysian XDD



Cashdaxxx said:
Spongebob = Cartoons = Western Animation

lol....have you even heard?

"OMG!! what are you watching?? It's an anime called BEN10!!" </sarcasm>
Leon-Gun said:
You'd be surprised at how much things are ooutsourced. So long as the one in charge of the company labels it an anime it is an anime. It stopped being slang when it became an official label.
A slang as an official label?? LOL...link me to what you're talking about


and this comment = WIN!

Nov 22, 2010 7:49 AM by IZUMI64

Nov 9, 2010 6:42 PM by Andrew_Jackson

Kitakubo does not look pleased...!

Oct 26, 2010 10:55 AM by shakeyourpup45

GONZO=FAIL

Oct 26, 2010 9:58 AM by Dreadnaught_500

IZUMI64 said:
GONZO really that poor now...
they will doing anything for money

And I hope they not STEAL idea of the story from another anime...


Hope so too.....

Oct 26, 2010 9:56 AM by Dreadnaught_500

eeeeeeeeeeeh.... GONZO? eeeeh..? EH?


and This

Kitakubo's tweet on Sep 1st said:

Oh, I have to work on an unenjoyable job! Malaysian government wants to produce animation, and they asked a Japanese company to produce one because they don't have the know-how. The Japanese company has outsourced 22 episodes out of 26 to Chinese studios and the budget for one episode is two million yen!

watta director hahaha

Oct 26, 2010 3:27 AM by CarLoZ

dtshyk said:
(target audience: 9 - 14 years old children)
go away :/

Oct 26, 2010 3:21 AM by Vudis

HawthorneKitty said:
MorningGlory said:
HawthorneKitty said:
I was born in Malaysia.
That is all.

This

I think felt proud to be a Malaysian once more
Well, I'm not proud about it. ._.


..............................
Malaysia, you gonna fail me once again.....
Heck, even the title gonna sound stupid (Satria...... sounded like some Hang Tuah story......)

Oct 26, 2010 3:17 AM by Wolfnagi

Kitakubo's tweet on Sep 1st said:

Oh, I have to work on an unenjoyable job! Malaysian government wants to produce animation, and they asked a Japanese company to produce one because they don't have the know-how. The Japanese company has outsourced 22 episodes out of 26 to Chinese studios and the budget for one episode is two million yen!

note: the standard budget for one Japanese anime episode is 9 - 20 million yen.


Oh, that doesn't sound good at all.... litterally *starts getting scared*

Oct 26, 2010 2:32 AM by animegurlfreak

1. Low budget
2. Cliche script
3. Chinese sub-studios
4. A director who thinks it'll be crap.
5. GONZO

This is gonna be terrible.

Oct 25, 2010 10:51 PM by teanut

kkslider5552000 said:
anyway GONZO made the Welcome to the NHK! anime so I can't hate them ever
Agreed +1

Oct 25, 2010 10:22 PM by Cashdax

Kitakubo's tweet on Sep 1st said:

Oh, I have to work on an unenjoyable job! Malaysian government wants to produce animation, and they asked a Japanese company to produce one because they don't have the know-how. The Japanese company has outsourced 22 episodes out of 26 to Chinese studios and the budget for one episode is two million yen!

note: the standard budget for one Japanese anime episode is 9 - 20 million yen.
Simply hilarious.

Oct 25, 2010 10:21 PM by TreF

edandfredyall said:
Cashdaxxx said:
Pheefa said:
Cashdaxxx said:

faggot...you can't call it anime if it was not produced/shown in japan..


I hope that was sarcasm too, lmao. Unless you've completely missed the point in the word 'anime'
Anime is a slang word for Japanese Animation. get that??

No, anime is what the Japanese call any animation.

Japanese man: "Oh look, Spongebob is on!"
His friend: "Haha, you still watch anime? Aren't you a little too old?"

It's nowadays used to describe animation from Japan, weeaboos and such don't seem to stay true to the original Japanese definition.

And since it's Gonzo, a Japanese company, it can be considered anime by your standards.

Not that I don't mostly agree but this isn't the first time a word (or even specifically a japanese word used by Americans) has been used differently from what it actually means.

anyway GONZO made the Welcome to the NHK! anime so I can't hate them ever

Oct 25, 2010 9:13 PM by kkslider5552000

i will definitely not watch this anime.

Oct 25, 2010 8:24 PM by JiakBaKaEng

edandfredyall said:
Cashdaxxx said:
Pheefa said:
Cashdaxxx said:

faggot...you can't call it anime if it was not produced/shown in japan..
I hope that was sarcasm too, lmao. Unless you've completely missed the point in the word 'anime'
Anime is a slang word for Japanese Animation. get that??
No, anime is what the Japanese call any animation.
Japanese man: "Oh look, Spongebob is on!"
His friend: "Haha, you still watch anime? Aren't you a little too old?"
It's nowadays used to describe animation from Japan, weeaboos and such don't seem to stay true to the original Japanese definition.
And since it's Gonzo, a Japanese company, it can be considered anime by your standards.
Spongebob = Cartoons = Western Animation

lol....have you even heard?

"OMG!! what are you watching?? It's an anime called BEN10!!" </sarcasm>
Leon-Gun said:
You'd be surprised at how much things are ooutsourced. So long as the one in charge of the company labels it an anime it is an anime. It stopped being slang when it became an official label.
A slang as an official label?? LOL...link me to what you're talking about

Oct 25, 2010 7:48 PM by Cashdax

MorningGlory said:
HawthorneKitty said:
I was born in Malaysia.
That is all.

This

I think felt proud to be a Malaysian once more
Well, I'm not proud about it. ._.

Oct 25, 2010 6:28 PM by HawthorneKitty

Cool ^^ Thats great for any Malaysians here (unless you're uninterested that is ^^;)

Oct 25, 2010 5:29 PM by Gone__Forever__

Hrmmm. Whatever. Will wait to see how it'll turn out.

Oct 25, 2010 4:02 PM by MochaMongoose

Hoppy said:
GONZO=studio version of 4Kids

What were you thinking GONZO, S3 of Strike Witches (wait AIC has the rights to that) or S2 of Saki please.

To call GONZO the studio version of 4kids is completely unfair considering they have actually done a few quality series. Granted, I haven't seen the entirety of their roster but I can, at the very least, say that Last Exile has enough quality for my opinion of the studio to remain neutral. 4kids however use the title "for kids" to hide poorly disguised xenophobia.

lubryka said:
"Malaysian government wants to produce animation" - it sounds suspicious to me.

Aye, its as suspicious as hearing that the tea party wants to make a cartoon. I mean, I don't know anything about the Malaysian government, but I wouldn't be quick to trust something the government thought was a good idea. Sounds like potential brainwashing consider the impressionable ages they want to target.

Oct 25, 2010 2:05 PM by Damonashu

GONZO=studio version of 4Kids

What were you thinking GONZO, S3 of Strike Witches (wait AIC has the rights to that) or S2 of Saki please.

Oct 25, 2010 1:44 PM by Hoppy

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