Animation Studio: GONZO

Name: GONZO (株式会社ゴンゾ)
Established: September 11, 1992
Corporate Parent: GDH Group
Business: Production, Animation, Planning, Licensing

GONZO is a Japanese anime studio owned by the company's corporate parent, the GDH group. Shouji Murahama, one of the founding members of GONZO and its former head, imagined the company as a group of ruffians; therefore, he chose the name "GONZO" as it means "ruffian" in the Italian language. In June 2006, it signed a long-term output deal with the anime television network, Animax, which will see Animax broadcasting all of Gonzo's anime titles across all of its networks around the world, including Japan, Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Latin America and recently in Southern Africa. As of 2008 they have decided to stream some of their airing anime on video sites such as YouTube, Crunchyroll, and BOST.

In 1999, GONZO merged with Digimation to form Gonzo Digimation Holdings, one of Japan's premier digital animation production companies. The new merged company's name was Gonzo Digimation. This name was changed back to Gonzo in July 2004.

Because of a financial problem in the studio's closing account in the 2008-2009 term, the Tokyo Stock Exchange announced that on July 30, 2009 Gonzo would be delisted from the exchange. This delisting is the conclusion of a notification made to investors in March of 2008 that the studio's financial liabilities exceeded its total financial assets. The deficit was estimated at over 30 million dollars. Since Gonzo was unable to reverse this, paperwork for delisting was filed at the end of June.

The studio is still able to operate, and its parent company GDH has absorbed it in an effort to consolidate management. The combined company now simply refers to itself as Gonzo. By April 2009, the merge was complete. As part of the restructuring, GDH also sold the Gonzo Rosso game development subsidiary, GDH Capital financing subsidiary, and remaining shares of Tablier Communications initially acquired in March 2006.

(listed in alphabetical order)
Afro Samurai : Animation Production, Key Animation, Production
Alive - Saishū Shinka teki Shōnen : Animation Production
B Gata H Kei : In-Between Animation
Baccano! : In-Between Animation
Basilisk : Animation, Production
Black Cat : Animation Production
Blassreiter : 3DCGI, Animation Production, Original Creator
Blood+ : In-Between Animation
Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku : 3D Modeling
Bokurano : Animation Production
Burst Angel : Animation Production, Original Creator, Planning, Production
Chrono Crusade : Animation Production
Chu-Bra!! : In-Between Animation
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion : In-Between Animation
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 : 2nd Key Animation
Darker Than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini : 2nd Key Animation
Desert Punk : Animation Production
Dokkoida?! : Cinematography
Dragonaut - The Resonance : Animation Production
Eden of The East : In-Between Animation
Final Fantasy: Unlimited : Animation
Full Metal Panic! : Animation Production
G.I. Joe Sigma Six (U.S. TV) : Animation Production
Gad Guard : Original Concept, Production Studio
Galaxy Angel A : 3D Photography
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo : Animation, Production
Gantz : Animation Production
Gate Keepers : Animation, Original story, Planning, Production
Getsumen To Heiki Mina : Animation Production
Gintama : Key Animation
Glass Fleet : Animation Production
Gravion : Animation, Production
Gravion Zwei : Animation, Original Creator, Production
Gurren Lagann : Animation Assistance, In-Between Animation
Hanamaru Kindergarten : In-Between Animation Cooperation
Hellsing : Animation, Production
Inuyasha: The Final Act : 2nd Key Animation
Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori : In-Between Animation
Kaleido Star : Animation
Kämpfer : 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation
Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens : In-Between Animation
Kaze no Stigma : Animation Production
Kiddy Grade : Original Creator, Production
Kimi ni Todoke : In-Between Animation
La Corda D'Oro ~primo passo~ : In-Between Animation
Last Exile : Planning, Producer, Production Studio
Linebarrels of Iron : 3D Graphics, Animation Production, In-Between Animation, Photography
Master of Epic: The Animation Age : Animation Production
My Bride is a Mermaid : Animation Production
Ouran High School Host Club : In-Between Animation
Peacemaker : Animation Production, Planning
Pumpkin Scissors : Animation Production, Planning, Production
Real Drive : In-Between Animation
Red Garden : Animation Production
Romeo × Juliet : Animation Production, Production
Rosario + Vampire : Animation Production, In-Between Animation
Rosario + Vampire Capu2 : Animation Production
S.A : Animation Production
SaiKano : Animation Production, Photography
Saki : Animation Production, Production Collaboration
Samurai 7 : Animation Production, Production
Samurai Girl Real Bout High School : Production
Sands of Destruction : In-Between Animation
Seikon no Qwaser : Production Cooperation
Shangri-La : Animation Production
Shikabane Hime: Aka : In-Between Assistance
Slap Up Party -Arad Senki- : Animation Production
Solty Rei : Animation Production, Production
Sora no Manimani : In-Between Animation
Speed Grapher : 2D VFX, Animation Production, Original Work, Production
Strike Witches : Animation Production
Tales of the Abyss : In-Between Animation
Toradora! : In-Between Assistance
Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk : Animation Production
Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk : Animation Production
Transformers: Cybertron : Animation
Trinity Blood : Animation Production
Vandread : Original Idea, Planning, Production Studio
Vandread: The Second Stage : Planning, Production Studio
Welcome to the NHK : Animation Production, In-Between Animation
When They Cry - Higurashi : In-Between Animation
Witchblade : Animation Production, Production
World of Narue : CG Production
XxxHOLiC: Kei : In-Between Animation
Yoshimune : Production
Zaion: I Wish You Were Here : Animation Production, Production

(listed in alphabetical order)
Blue Submarine No.6 : Production Studio
Burst Angel: Infinity : Animation Production, Original Creator, Planning, Production
Dead Girls : Animation Production
Fighting Fantasy Girl Rescue Me: Mave-chan : Production
First Squad : In-Between Animation
Gate Keepers 21 : Animation Production, Copyright, Production
Hennako-chan : Animation Production
Kaleido Star: Good dayo! Goood!! : Animation, Production
Kaleido Star: New Wings Extra Stage : Animation
Key the Metal Idol : In-Between Animation
Lupin III vs. Detective Conan : In-Between Animation
Macross Dynamite 7 : Opening Animation
Macross XX (OAV Promo) : Animation
Magic User's Club : CG Production, Final Line
Mardock Scramble (OAV Cancelled) : Animation Production
Melty Lancer : Animation Production, Production
Pinky:st : Animation Production
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiō Shinwa : In-Between Animation
Sakura Taisen: New York NY. : CG Production
Seto no Hanayome : Animation Production
Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind : In-Between Animation
Strike Witches : Animation Production
Tsubasa: Shunraiki : Animation
Vandread Integral : Animation
Vandread Turbulence : Production
Xam'd: Lost Memories : In-Between Animation
Yukikaze : Animation Production

(listed in alphabetical order)
Afro Samurai: Resurrection : 2nd Key Animation, Animation Production, In-Between Animation, Key Animation, Production
Batman: Gotham Knight : In-Between Animation
Brave Story : Animation, Animation Production, Production
Gedo Senki : Animation Cooperation
Howl's Moving Castle : Digital Animation
Kiddy Grade -Ignition- : Animation Production, Original Creator
Kiddy Grade -Maelstrom- : Animation Production
Kiddy Grade -Truth Dawn- : Animation Production
One Piece: The Desert Princess and The Pirates: Adventure in Alabasta : Production Assistance
Origin ~Spirits of the Past~ : Production
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea : Animation Cooperation
RahXephon: Pluralitas Concentio : Background Scan, Photography
Shin Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken: Raoh-den Gekitō no Shō : In-Between Animation
Sky Crawlers : In-Between Animation
Tekkonkinkreet : In-Between Animation

(listed in alphabetical order)
Densha Otoko

(listed in alphabetical order)
Blassreiter - Genetic
Burst Angel
Full Metal Panic! The Anime Mission (Resource Book manga)
Getsumen to Heiki Miina
Kiddy Grade Reverse
Kiddy Grade Versus
Red Garden
Romeo x Juliet
Speed Grapher
Vandread Special Stage

(listed in alphabetical order)
Gate Keepers 1985
Vandread Special Stage

GAMES (contributions)
(listed in alphabetical order)
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Genso Suikogaiden Volume 1: Swordsman of Harmonia
Genso Suikogaiden Volume 2: Duel at Crystal Valley
Lunar: Silver Star Story (Saturn remake)
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue (Saturn remake)
Radiant Silvergun
Silhouette Mirage
Suikoden III

(listed in alphabetical order)
"Forsaken" by Dream Theater
"Freedom" by Blood Stain Child

Topmost image is the GONZO studio Logo. Other images above are from the following anime: (from top to bottom) Basilisk, Chrono Crusade, Gate Keepers, Hellsing, Romeo X Juliet, Witchblade, Kaleido Star, Vandread, Rosario + Vampire, and Trinity Blood. The last picture is a scene from the music video, Forsaken by Dream Theater.