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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:56 am Reply with quote
So less awesome stuff like Seto No Hanayome and more rubbish like Sky Girls?
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Big Hed



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:03 am Reply with quote
Conan-san wrote:
So less awesome stuff like Seto No Hanayome and more rubbish like Sky Girls?


Hopefully that won't be the overall trend. Less projects per year might end up meaning less botched endings. Then again, Strike Witches was big for them this year, so maybe Gonzo'll just start honing in on that segment of the fanbase. In the short term I'll be happy so long as Sword of Uruk airs.

On a side note: oh it's Gonzo who is producing Alive. Why I was thinking KyoAni I'll never know Razz
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Brack



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:49 am Reply with quote
About time. They've always struck me as a studio who have overextended themselves to the detriment of their own productions.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:05 am Reply with quote
This is good news. Gonzo seems motivated to redeem itself. It's policeis are getting better. Less shows per year might mean better shows. I mean, look at R+V 2. The first season was CRAP but the second one is funnier, better animated, and a whole lot better to look at. You go, new Gonzo management!!! GO GO GO!!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:25 am Reply with quote
I hope this doesn't mean they'll be increasing the episode count per show to compensate. I myself find 26 to be edging on the long side.
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darcerin



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:46 am Reply with quote
Would this have anything to do with their association with Crunchyroll? Perhaps they're not making the money they thought they would off such an endeavor?

If it means higher quality animation with less shows on the block, so be it. I like my eye candy pretty, thank you!
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:10 am Reply with quote
With the economy the way it is, is it no wonder that they have to scale back? 4 productions may be a reasonable goal if those 4 can bring in the dough.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:20 am Reply with quote
It hath begun!
I guess Afro Samurai and Strike Panties weren't much help to its bottom line. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:45 am Reply with quote
enurtsol wrote:
It hath begun!
I guess Afro Samurai and Strike Panties weren't much help to its bottom line. Laughing


Cameltoe Witches was the first GONZO DVD to go over 10,000 copies since Vandread. Personally, I think they just shot themselves in the foot giving Druaga a sequel and not the boobie-loving Yoshika-chan.

And Afro Samura sells like hotcakes over here. Seriously, I'd be shocked if it wasn't making more money than every GONZO title released this year.
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MrAnimeSpecialist



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:01 pm Reply with quote
Splitter wrote:
Cameltoe Witches was the first GONZO DVD to go over 10,000 copies since Vandread. Personally, I think they just shot themselves in the foot giving Druaga a sequel and not the boobie-loving Yoshika-chan.


Gonzo has less chances of screwing up the ending of a series if it has 2 seasons.
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minakichan



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:46 pm Reply with quote
Whyyy a Druaga sequel?

I used to generally really like GONZO works but I do kind of feel that the more they do, the worse they are. This could be good. Sad to see the economy taking its turn on the industry though.

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Would this have anything to do with their association with Crunchyroll? Perhaps they're not making the money they thought they would off such an endeavor?


I imagine that doing business with Crunchyroll could only add additional revenue where it wasn't before. It only gives those people who normally wouldn't pay for DVDs to at least buy cheap episodes.[/quote]
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:46 pm Reply with quote
This is horribly bad news in the sense that it means we may not see Strike Witches S2 as soon.

Conan-san wrote:
So less awesome stuff like Seto No Hanayome and more rubbish like Sky Girls?


You speak for yourself. For many people the "awesome" and "rubbish" categories are reversed.
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:09 pm Reply with quote
einhorn303 wrote:
You speak for yourself. For many people the "awesome" and "rubbish" categories are reversed.
I dunno, maybe I like my 2D women to have some damn pants on for the most part.

Christ, I couln't even sit though half an episode of Strike Witches.
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scortia



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:08 pm Reply with quote
Maybe they can focus now and make an outstanding series again... like Gankutsuou or Noein. I've been waiting.
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walw6pK4Alo



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:03 pm Reply with quote
scortia wrote:
Maybe they can focus now and make an outstanding series again... like Gankutsuou or Noein. I've been waiting.


They didn't make Noein. And I doubt we'll even see a Gankutsuou or Last Exile again. Hell, they even managed to kinda ruin Last Exile's ending somehow, and also with some stupid antics in Gankutsuou toward the ends as well.
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