"GONZO" redirects here. For other uses, see Gonzo (disambiguation).

Gonzo (株式会社ゴンゾ Kabushiki Gaisha Gonzo?), stylized as GONZO, is a Japanese anime studio, owned by the company's corporate parent, the GDH group. 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, and Latin America and recently from November 2007 on Southern Africa's DSTV satellite network.[1] As of 2008 they have decided to stream some of their airing anime on video sites such as: YouTube, Crunchyroll, and BOST.[2] The studio has a financial problem in their closing account in the 2008-2009 term and stated its deficit was estimated over 30 million dollars.


The GDH group consists of the following companies:

  • GDH K.K.
  • GONZO K.K.
  • G-creators K.K.
  • Future Vision Music K.K.
  • GONZO Rosso Online K.K.
  • GK Entertainment


  • September 1992: GONZO Inc. established.
  • May 1996: Digimation K.K. established.
  • May 1999: GONZO Inc. changed its company name to GONZO K.K.
  • February 2000: GDH established.
  • May 2000: K.K. established.
  • April 2002: GONZO K.K. and Digimation K.K. merge; the combined company is renamed GONZO DIGIMATION K.K.
  • November 2003: Future Vision Music K.K. established.
  • July 2004: Gonzo Dijimation K.K. changed its company name to GONZO K.K.; K.K. changed its name to G-creators K.K.; GONZO DIGIMATION HOLDING changed its company name to GDH K.K.
  • July 2005: GONZINO K.K. established.
  • September 2005: Warp Gate Online K.K. becomes subsidiary.
  • December 2005: GDH CAPITAL K.K. established and Warp Gate Online K.K. changed its company name to GONZO Rosso Online K.K.
  • February 2006: GK Entertainment established.

Financial issues

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. Since Gonzo was unable to reverse this, paperwork for delisting was filed at the end of June.[3]

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.[4]. By April 2009, the merger 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.[5]


TV series











  • January - The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk
  • April - Saki, Shangri-La


  • Fall - Satria - The Warriors of the 7 Elements





Music videos



  1. Animax Asia Signs New Output Deal with GDH - Animax press release, Anime News Network, June 21, 2006.
  2. Gonzo Works to be Streamed Simultaneously with Airing - Anime News Network, March 21, 2008.
  3. "Tokyo Stock Exchange to Delist Gonzo on July 30". [Anime News Network]. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  4. "GDH to Absorb Its Gonzo Subsidiary, Adopt Gonzo's Name". [Anime News Network]. 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  5. Gonzo's Parent Company to Sell Off Game Subsidiary (Updated)
  6. 6.0 6.1
  7. Suikoden III credits

External links

it:Gonzo (azienda)pl:Gonzo (studio)ru:Gonzo tl:Gonzo (kompanya) uk:GONZO Digimation zh:GONZO

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