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Breakdown of Splinter Studios Started by Ex-Gonzo Employees

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Taken from Moonphase Diary, spurred by the fact that former Gonzo Studio #5 has splintered off as “Studio Gokumi” to make Koe de Oshigoto.

Shouji Murahama (Founder, former head of GONZO, former Daicon Film/Gainax member) LAMBDA FILM
Okiura Taito (Prod., Afro Samurai), Kajita Koji (Prod., Afro Samurai; Exec. Prod., Red Garden, Trinity Blood) David Production (Ristorante Paradiso, Book of Bantorra, Dogs)
Ikeda Touyou (Prod., Romeo X Juliet), Oizaki Fumitoshi (Dir., Romeo X Juliet) → Encourage Films (Wish Angel, Ontama)
・Nagai Satoshi (Prod., Blassreiter) → Hoods Entertainment (Akisora, Seikon no Qwaser)
・Shibata Tomonori (Producer, Strike Witches; Animation Producer, Saki) → Studio Gokumi (Koe de Oshigoto)
Suzuki Shinji (Head of Gonzo’s Planning department, with the company from 2005-2008) → Languedoc Studio (Matsumoto Leiji’s Bohemian Rhapsody)
Matsuura Hiroaki (3DCG, Vandread the Second Stage) → Sanzigen (3DCG, Asura Cryin’, Saki)
・Kitaoka Tadashi (DP., Dragonaut) → CORE (Photography for Asura Cryin’, Sekirei)
・Gonzo 3D/VFX department (Blue Submarine No. 6, Yukikaze)Graphinica (Saki, Ontama, Strike Witches S2)


MangaGamer advertising English Higurashi PC game at AX

Friday, July 3rd, 2009 (via shii)

The PC original isn’t the best version, but it is the only one you could sell for download. I wonder how well the translation is going to hold up over 11 arcs.

Megurine Luka to be in Pangya Soon

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 via irc

no takoluka no play

World of Golden Eggs + Nissan + Heidi, Girl of the Alps Collaboration Commercials Launched: “Low Fuel Consumption Heidi”

Monday, May 25th, 2009

What is going on, this is terribl,e oh god you cant do this

Kodansha’s Morning 2 to do Trial Run of Simultaneous Free Web Uploads of Full Issues

Thursday, May 21st, 2009 via 2ch

Mainichi is reporting that Morning 2 is preparing to offer the entirety of the next three issues of the magazine published on their website for free, followed by similar uploads with a one-month delay until 12 issues have elapsed. However, a special print-only booklet will be released alongside the next 3 issues of the 390-yen magazine featuring a creator-drawn parody of the magazine’s hit title Saint Young Men. It’s noted that when they previously offered issues for free with a month delay, they received 400,000 hits in 3 days, and their sales rose drastically, and they are hoping for a similar effect with their new experiment.

Morning 2 is released on the 22nd of each month, and its website can be found here. Information about the issue to be released tomorrow can be found here, for the time being. Click the 最新号を試し読みする button to read the issue once it’s out.

Interesting Artwork Found in 5/20 Kyoto Evening Paper

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

A 2ch poster found some strangely familiar pictures in the reader-submitted art section of the evening edition of the Kyoto Shimbun. A second poster bought a copy to confirm, and pictures were posted!


Bonus points if you correctly identified the pen in the second and third picture!

[2ch]Haruhists Booking Hotel Rooms in Saitama for 5/21

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

A poster on 2ch noted that since yesterday, the business hotel that he works at was getting a lot of calls asking if they got TV Saitama, the first network to air Haruhi. I guess they did, because 4 hours later he reported that the hotel just got booked solid! Now that is devotion.

Book Detailing 32-Year History of Korokoro Comic to be Released Next Week

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The 480-page book detailing the history of the children’s manga magazine, a formative part of my youth, and home to more toy tie-ins than you could imagine, will be released on the 29th. The book will feature many interviews with famous contributors to the magazine such as Fujiko Fujio (A).

Daily Live Show Starting on Nicodou

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009, this and the one above it originally via 2nn moeplus

I’ve got a lot of updates this morning and I want to eat lunch soon, so these might be a little short!

A daily 9PM JST (Monday-Friday) live broadcast on Nico Nico Douga will begin on May 25th (provisionally? I can never tell) entitled “Toriaezu Namachuu (Kari)”. Each day of the week will be on a different topic and will feature different hosts, mostly professional tv/radio announcers and talents. Monday will be “Girl’s Talk” day, where girly things (fashion, love, food) will be discussed, Tuesday will be news, Wednesday music, Thursday games and anime (hosted by May’n!) and Friday will be basically anything Rika Satou wants to talk about. Yasuhiro Yoshiura, the director of Pale Cocoon and Eve no Jikan will be on the first anime/game show on the 28th, so set your clocks bright and early to catch the broadcast!

[2ch]Ascii Art Fans: “Let’s Make Mazes with ┏┓┗┛━┃╋ Characters” VIP Thread

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

MUxiOf+k0, have my babies.

(This thread has Doraemon in it, so it’s totally anime/manga related)