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is a Japanese anime studio owned by ADK established on September 11, 1992 by former Gainax staff members. Gonzo is a member of The Association of Japanese Animations.

History

*September 1992: Gonzo Inc. established by former Gainax members. *May 1996: Digimation K.K. established. *May 1999: Gonzo Inc. changed its company name to Gonzo K.K. *February 2000: GDH established. *May 2000: Creators.com K.K. established. *April 2002: Gonzo K.K. and Digimation K.K. merge; the combined company is renamed Gonzo Digimation K.K. *November 2003: Future Vision Music K.K. established. *July 2004: Gonzo Dijimation K.K. changed its company name to GONZO K.K.; Creators.com K.K. changed its name to G-creators K.K.; Gonzo Digimation Holding changed its company name to GDH K.K. *July 2005: Gonzino K.K. established. *September 2005: Warp Gate Online K.K. becomes subsidiary. *December 2005: GDH Capital K.K. established and Warp Gate Online K.K. changed its company name to Gonzo Rosso Online K.K. *February 2006: GK Entertainment established. *April 2009: GDH K.K. merged with its subsidiary, Gonzo K.K., and changed its name to Gonzo K.K. *June 2019: Gonzo transfers some of the properties to Studio Kai.

Financial issues

The studio had a financial problem in their closing account in the 2008–2009 term and stated its deficit was estimated over 30 million dollars. The Tokyo Stock Exchange announced that on July 30, 2009 Gonzo would be delisted from the exchange. This delisting is the conclusion of a notification made to investors in March 2008 that the studio's financial liabilities exceeded its total financial assets. Since Gonzo was unable to reverse this, paperwork for delisting was filed at the end of June. The studio is still able to operate, and its parent company GDH has absorbed it in an effort to consolidate management. The combined company now simply refers to itself as Gonzo. By April 2009, the merger was complete. As part of the restructuring, GDH also sold the Gonzo Rosso game development subsidiary, GDH Capital financing subsidiary, and remaining shares of Tablier Communications initially acquired in March 2006. Gonzo Rosso K.K. was sold to Chushou service kikou kabushikigaisha (division of Incubator Bank of Japan, Limited) on 31 March 2009. Since this deficit, Gonzo has started to post better earnings due to the release of titles such as ''Rosario + Vampire'' to western online streaming websites such as Netflix. The marketing of these products to western audiences has returned Gonzo to financial stability, and Gonzo posted higher than expected profit margins in the April–September 2012 period.

Works



TV series



OVAs

*1998–2000 – ''Blue Submarine No. 6'' *1999–2000 – ''Melty Lancer: The Animation'' *2002-2003 - ''Gate Keepers 21'' *2002–2005 – ''Yukikaze (anime)'' *2004 – ''Kaleido Star Aratanaru Tsubasa Extra Stage'' *2007 – ''Bakuretsu Tenshi -Infinity'', ''Strike Witches'', ''Red Garden: Dead Girls'' *2018 – ''Hori-san to Miyamura-kun'' (Ep 4)

ONAs

*October 2001 – ''Zaion: I Wish You Were Here'' *July 2018 – ''Calamity of a Zombie Girl'', with Stingray *December 2018 – ''Saint Seiya: Saintia Shō'', production by Toei Animation *June 2019 – ''7 Seeds'' *August 2019 - ''Hero of Robots''

Films

*January 2006 – ''Gin-iro no Kami no Agito'' Also known as ''Origin: Spirits of the Past'' *July 2006 – ''Brave Story'' *January 2009 – ''Afro Samurai: Resurrection'' (with Paramount Network Originals) *November 2013 – ''Bayonetta: Bloody Fate'' *February 2016 – ''Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing: Over the Wishes'' *November 2017 – ''Full Metal Panic 1: Boy Meets Girl'' *January 2018 – ''Full Metal Panic 2: One Night Stand'' *January 2018 – ''Full Metal Panic 3: Into the Blue''

Games

*1996: ''Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete'' (PlayStation / Sega Saturn) – contributed anime sequences *1997: ''Silhouette Mirage'' – contributed anime sequences *1997: ''Grandia'' - animation support *1998: ''Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete'' (PlayStation / Sega Saturn) – contributed anime sequences *1998: ''Radiant Silvergun'' – contributed anime sequences *1999: ''Genso Suikogaiden Volume 1: Swordsman of Harmonia'' contributed intro FMV and character stills *2001: ''Genso Suikogaiden Volume 2: Duel at Crystal Valley'' – contributed intro FMV and character stills *2001: ''SkyGunner'' – contributed anime sequences *2002: ''Suikoden III'' – contributed intro FMV *2003: ''Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner'' – contributed anime sequences *2008: ''Phantasy Star 0'' – contributed anime sequences *2009: ''BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger'' – contributed anime sequences in home version *2009: ''Summon Night X: Tears Crown'' – contributed anime sequences *2010: ''Super Street Fighter IV'' – contributed anime ending sequences *2010: ''BlazBlue: Continuum Shift'' – contributed anime sequences in home version

Music videos

*2004: "Breaking the Habit" by Linkin Park *2007: "Freedom" by Blood Stain Child *2008: "Forsaken" by Dream Theater

Shorts

*2013: ''The Midnight Animals''

Manga

*2001: ''Vandread'' *2002: ''Vandread'' (Vandread Special Stage) *2003: ''Kiddy Grade'' (Kiddy Grade Versus) *2003: ''Kiddy Grade'' (Kiddy Grade Reverse) *2004: ''Bakuretsu Tenshi'' (Angel's Adolescence) *2005: ''Gankutsuou'' *2005: ''Speed Grapher'' *2007: ''Romeo x Juliet'' *2007: ''Red Garden'' *2007: ''Getsumen to Heiki Miina'' *2008: ''Blassreiter – Genetic''

International distribution

Many of Gonzo's titles were licensed for North American distribution by Geneon, ADV Films, and Funimation Entertainment. ADV Films UK branch was the UK distributor for Gonzo titles licensed by ADV, with the exception of ''Gantz'', as it was licensed by MVM Films. ''Gad Guard'', ''Hellsing'', and ''Last Exile'', which were titles originally licensed by Geneon, were also licensed by ADV Films UK, although they're no longer licensed since the company's closure. MVM Films was the UK licensee for the majority of Gonzo titles licensed by Funimation in the US, with the exception of ''Afro Samurai'', which was initially distributed directly in the UK by GDH and later by Manga Entertainment UK who also licensed ''Strike Witches'' (season 1), ''Origin: Spirits of the Past'', and recently ''Last Exile'' and ''Hellsing''. ''Welcome to the N.H.K.'', ''Pumpkin Scissors'', and ''Red Garden'', which were originally licensed by ADV Films UK, were re-licensed by MVM Films. In June 2006, it signed a long-term output deal with the anime television network, Animax, which saw Animax broadcasting all of Gonzo's anime titles across all of its networks around the world, including Japan, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America and from November 2007 on Southern Africa's DSTV satellite network. As of 2008 they decided to stream some of their airing anime on video sites such as: YouTube, Crunchyroll, and BOST.

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External links

* * {{DEFAULTSORT:Gonzo (Company) Category:Japanese animation studios Category:Mass media companies established in 1992 Category:Companies formerly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Category:Japanese companies established in 1992