Anime Vice News

Marvelous Entertainment Seeks Volunteer Retirees

Sad news, but not as bad as it could be.

She's thinking of retiring.
She's thinking of retiring.
It's been a while since we saw signs of economic downturn from one of the Japanese studios-- I think since the last piece of news on Gonzo layoffs last month. The latest, however, comes from anime!anime!: Marvelous Entertainment is starting a voluntary retirement program in hopes of preempting the need to lay people off.


Marvelous Entertainment is behind a lot of different forms of entertainment, primarily video games, music, and anime-- titles include Gunslinger Girls, Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, and Mushishi. They'll be taking applications for early retirement from today through April 3, hoping to get at least 20 volunteers-- about 17% of the company's 120-employee force.


On the one hand, this means they need to save money on employee salaries-- but on the other hand, it means that they don't need it so badly that they're jumping straight to layoffs, especially since (as with most volunteer retiree programs) they're offering financial incentives.

Add the first comment

Dig Deeper into Marvelous Entertainment

A production company that creates anime, games, and music.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (3 Posts)
Add/View Images (1 Image)
Watch Some Videos
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL Starring Scarlett Johansson?

Black Widow turns her aim on dolls?

WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECOME COMMONPLACE #1 -- Special Review

It's all just a play, isn't it?

MYSTERIOUS JOKER #1 -- Special Review

Not since the 80's has anime been fun like this...

YOUR LIE IN APRIL -- Special Review

Cuteness doesn't cut it, this time.

ONE PIECE Ch. 763 Review

Apparently even the devil can have nightmares.

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

Live-Action GHOST IN THE SHELL Starring Scarlett Johansson?

Black Widow turns her aim on dolls?

FATE/STAY NIGHT: UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS

In the heart, or in the brain?

YOUR LIE IN APRIL -- Special Review

Cuteness doesn't cut it, this time.

WHEN SUPERNATURAL BATTLES BECOME COMMONPLACE #1 -- Special Review

It's all just a play, isn't it?

Community Spotlight 10/17/2014

The AV Community brings you news and information on a wide number of series. This is a spotlight on some of the best.

WOLF GIRL AND BLACK PRINCE #1 -- Special Review

Anime for fans of 50 SHADES OF GREY...?

Fall 2014 Anime Simulcast Guide

What's flipping off the stream this season?

CHAIKA THE COFFIN PRINCESS - AVENGING BATTLE #1 -- Special Review

It's not about big swords anymore...

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel