Gonzo in Further Trouble, Will Lay Off 70%

Topic started by gia on Feb. 12, 2009. Last post by Sigue 5 years, 5 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Bandai Visual's restructuring may sound pretty benign, but troubled anime studio Gonzo has no such niceties these days: word is that the company is going to drop in size from 130 employees on the creative side of things to only 30-- it seems likely that they'll have to either partner up with someone or drop some of their upcoming projects, too.


That said, even with the massive drop they're only hoping to return to making a profit in five years. Yowch.

Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Wow... so there is karma for animation companies after all...
Post by MorpheusDreamweaver (93 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Sad news... even though Gonzo has never been one of my favorite studios, I wouldn't have wished this on them.
Post by Sonata (35,184 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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People are losing jobs left and right.
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Yeah, these troubled times :(

I really want to buy their animes quickly before FUNi gets it...
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
THis is divine retribution for Dragonauts. Wait until you see what they get for Strike Witches.
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