Rumor: Anime Studio Manglobe Reportedly Headed Toward Bankruptcy
A disappearing website and sometimes deleted Tweets set off wave of rumors
A disappearing website and sometimes deleted series Tweets about unpaid salary and related worries from creators such as animators Toshio "SNIPES" Kobayashi, Hideto Komori and Yoshitaka Kouno as well as writer Shigeru Morita have spawned a wave of rumors that anime studio Manglobe is set to declare bankruptcy.
The studio in 2002 founded by Sunrise producers Shinichirō Kobayashi and Takashi Kochiyama recently produced summer's Gangsta. TV anime and the Project Itoh: Genocidal Organ movie opening in November.
The studio's works have included
Trip Trek (ONA)
Sengoku BASARA (game cut scenes)
Michiko and Hatchin
The Sacred Blacksmith
House of Five Leaves
Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic "Limbo" (OVA)
The World God Only Knows
The World God Only Knows II
Hayate the Combat Butler! Heaven is a Place on Earth (movie)
Hayate the Combat Butler! Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Shinken Zemi Koko Koza (OVA)
Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited
Hayate the Combat Butler! Cuties
The World God Only Knows - Megami Hen
Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.