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Anime Studio Manglobe Enters Bankruptcy.
Posted 9/30/15 , edited 9/30/15

The official Manglobe site, http://manglobe.net/, has now entered the dreaded Forbidden 403 error and that has come amid a swirl of rumors from 2ch about the company having entered bankruptcy. This has been quickly followed by several directors on Twitter talking about it and essentially saying that the company has shuttered for the moment. Bankruptcy laws are different around the world and I don’t play a lawyer in real life or the internet, so it’s unclear where things will go with this.

That said, Manglobe just had its latest series finish airing with Gangsta and they’re involved in the production for the upcoming theatrical feature film Genocidal Organ, though how that will be impacted is far from clear for obvious reasons. The company began with its first work back in 2003 with the ONA Trip Trek and gained a lot of attention for its work on Samurai Champloo a year later. They’ve toplined a lot of series that have gotten attention but have also done a lot of assistance work as well to fill in the gaps over the years. They had no toplined series in 2014 and last worked on five series in 2013 with Psychic Squad: The Unlimited, Karneval, The World God Only Knows S3, Samurai Flamenco and the Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgZr4X0WhzU&feature=share
https://www.reddit.com/r/anime/comments/3myffr/rip_manglobe_studio/
http://www.fandompost.com/2015/09/30/anime-studio-manglobe-enters-bankruptcy/
https://forums.hummingbird.me/t/manglobe-faces-bankruptcy/27229


Well time to cry.
No more chance of The World God Only Knows season 4 happening now. I going to cry now.
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^ Gonzo is still alive (kinda).
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This isn't a surprise.
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Very sad to say the least but man did Gangsta suck. I'm worried for Genocidal Organ though, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.
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TWGON season 4 could always be made by a different animation studio
if they're competent enough, there shouldn't be much difference in the animation.
Posted 9/30/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

No more chance of The World God Only Knows season 4 happening now.


There never was.



Well, that's hardly surprising if it's true. Still sad. Kind of at least.
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It's always sad to hear these things because people lose jobs and series get canned.

Hopefully their employees can move on. Hopefully their characters can as well.
Posted 9/30/15

Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:

Very sad to say the least but man did Gangsta suck. I'm worried for Genocidal Organ though, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.


That not the problem. Every series had bad sales. Both good or bad series.
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Posted 9/30/15

Okocha05 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

No more chance of The World God Only Knows season 4 happening now.


There never was.



Well, that's hardly surprising if it's true. Still sad. Kind of at least.


There are 3 seasons of it.
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KarenAraragi wrote:


Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:

Very sad to say the least but man did Gangsta suck. I'm worried for Genocidal Organ though, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.


That not the problem. Every series had bad sales. Both good or bad series.
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Yeah I know I was just commenting on the fact their recent work hasn't exactly been good. Those School Live sales are downright depressing though. Do you know how the sales of Gatchaman Crowds Insight are doing?
Posted 9/30/15

Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:


Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:

Very sad to say the least but man did Gangsta suck. I'm worried for Genocidal Organ though, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.


That not the problem. Every series had bad sales. Both good or bad series.
http://www.someanithing.com/3852





Yeah I know I was just commenting on the fact their recent work hasn't exactly been good. Those School Live sales are downright depressing though. Do you know how the sales of Gatchaman Crowds Insight are doing?


Well according to what I been hearing. Did no even make the list. Yeah that really bad news. I don't know if is true but apparently is really bad.
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Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:

I'm worried for Genocidal Organ though, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.


I'm somewhat worried as the director mentioned before that they've been working on it for awhile and the film was announced quite a bit ago as well.

Not sure how I feel about this in the end.
Manglobe's shows have been a hit or miss lately.
Posted 9/30/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

There are 3 seasons of it.


... And what is that supposed to tell me? There never was any chance of a fourth season for Kaminomi. Disc sales have always been pretty bad, declining with every season, and now that the Manga is finished it doesn't even work as promotional material anymore. There's no money to be found in a project like this, it was a foolish hope to begin with.
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stark700 wrote:


Charlieandthetrollingfactory wrote:

I'm worried for Genocidal Organ though, I'm still really looking forward to seeing it.


I'm somewhat worried as the director mentioned before that they've been working on it for awhile and the film was announced quite a bit ago as well.

Not sure how I feel about this in the end.
Manglobe's shows have been a hit or miss lately.


Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy are the only two shows from them I ever really enjoyed.
Posted 9/30/15

Okocha05 wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:

There are 3 seasons of it.


... And what is that supposed to tell me? There never was any chance of a fourth season for Kaminomi. Disc sales have always been pretty bad, declining with every season, and now that the Manga is finished it doesn't even work as promotional material anymore. There's no money to be found in a project like this, it was a foolish hope to begin with.


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