By the time I learned of Gonzo, they had become known as the studio who produced shit and I pretty much avoided everything they put out after seeing a few episodes of their dreck. It wasn’t until much later that I discovered that before the good people on their staff went on to David Productions, Gonzo churned out really amazing anime like no other. Seriously, I’ve never seen such a definition of “how the mighty have fallen” the way Gonzo has. And don’t get me wrong, David Production is a good studio, but whilst they kept the talent found in Gonzo’s earlier works, they didn’t keep the budget. Will Gonzo come back? Well, according to what I’ve heard of Fam, they’re back animation quality-wise. Now if only they’d go back story quality-wise.
Anime Are Ranked Based on What Order I’d Prefer to Watch:
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Welcome to the NHK
Full Metal Panic!
My Bride Is a Mermaid
Romeo x Juliet
Kaze no Stigma
Zettai Boei Leviathan
Rosario + Vampire
Coda: Yeah, I have to admit by looking at this list that Gonzo was hit and miss even back then. It’s just that when they hit, they were really good. Admittedly, Bokurano and Welcome to the NHK had awful animation, but the writing was really solid whilst deviating from the source material. Now they’re doing…ugh…Rage Town. Fuck that manga.