Saturday, February 14

Full Metal Alchemist 2 Trailer

One of the big elephant in the room that can't be ignored is emergence of Full Metal Alchemist 2 by renowned studio Bones which have some little scandal due to accidental leak few months ago which give the world first glimpse of their work on this anime. Basically it is more genuine adaptation of manga story and it is nothing like the other famous TV series bearing the same name.

Gonzo is laying off 75 percent of its workforce

The famous studio(or hated by some people) is letting go 75 percent of its workforce in 5 year plan due to lack of sales despite their aggressive marketing and very liberal use of fan service lately (Strike Witches).

ANN source

With such reduction, it is postulated by many pundits either they going to outsource anime works with outside countries like Vietnam or Korea, or they will co-produce with other animation studio.

Sad end for a studio that used to give us Vandread,Last EXILE and Druaga. No news however if they going to cancel Shangri-La. I do personally wondered who is next to fall, the economic slump will surely have big effect on anime industry as a whole.

Early entry.

Rumor is GONZO will now focus on MMORPGs and hentai. Remains to be seen.

Kadokawa's troll, big one

The much anticipated Haruhi Chan webcast anime is not ready yet and the company humorously (or evilly; depending on your view) air this soothing piece.

Click here.

Have fun.

I do wonder how many fans will be enraged by this stunt.

Few hours later, the real eps came.

1st ep of Haruhi Chan by Kadokawa complete with English subs
Nyoron, Churuya Chan 1st ep is here

Beware though, the jokes are totally random.