|Founded||February 7, 2002|
|Defunct||September 29, 2015|
|Shinichirō Kobayashi (President & CEO)|
Manglobe Inc. (Japanese: 株式会社マングローブ, Hepburn: Kabushiki-gaisha Mangurōbu) was a Japanese animation studio based in Suginami, Tokyo and active from 2002 to 2015. The studio was formed on February 7, 2002 by Sunrise producers Shinichirō Kobayashi and Takashi Kochiyama. Manglobe filed for bankruptcy in September 2015 after getting in an estimated debt of 350 million yen.
Manglobe made its name producing original shows such as Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy , rather than adaptations of existing works.Since 2010, the studio had been responsible for multiple seasons of the anime adaptation of The World God Only Knows . Writer of The World God Only Knows manga Tamiki Wakaki became good friends with Manglobe's managing director Takashi Kochiyama during this period, and had stated that working closely with Manglobe's staff resulted in "a truly fortunate work."
On September 29, 2015, the studio filed for bankruptcy and removed its website. The Anime! Anime! Biz website reported that the studio had been insolvent for some time, and it had considered options such as debt consolidation before deciding to file for bankruptcy.According to a report by Teikoku Databank, Manglobe had an estimated debt of 350 million yen. Manglobe's bankruptcy resulted in a delay of the theatrical release of the film Genocidal Organ , which had been slated to open on November 13, 2015, and a 16-month long delay of the home video release of Gangsta from Volume 3 onwards in Japan.
|Samurai Champloo||Shinichirō Watanabe||26||May 20, 2004 –|
March 19, 2005
|Ergo Proxy||Shūkō Murase||23||February 25, 2006 –|
August 12, 2006
|Michiko & Hatchin||Sayo Yamamoto||22||October 15, 2008 –|
March 18, 2009
|The Sacred Blacksmith||Masamitsu Hidaka||12||October 3, 2009 –|
December 19, 2009
|House of Five Leaves||Tomomi Mochizuki||12||April 15, 2010 –|
July 1, 2010
|The World God Only Knows||Shigehito Takayanagi||12||October 6, 2010 –|
December 22, 2010
|Deadman Wonderland||Kōichirō Hatsumi||12||April 17, 2011 –|
July 3, 2011
|The World God Only Knows II||Shigehito Takayanagi||12||April 12, 2011 –|
June 28, 2011
|Mashiroiro Symphony||Eiji Suganuma||12||October 5, 2011 –|
December 21, 2011
|Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You||Masashi Kudō||12||October 4, 2012 –|
December 20, 2012
|Unlimited Psychic Squad||Shishō Igarashi||12||January 7, 2013 –|
March 25, 2013
|Karneval||Eiji Suganuma||13||April 3, 2013 –|
June 26, 2013
|Hayate the Combat Butler: Cuties||Masashi Kudō||12||April 8, 2013 –|
July 1, 2013
|The World God Only Knows: Goddesses||Satoshi Ōsedo||12||July 8, 2013 –|
September 23, 2013
|Samurai Flamenco||Takahiro Omori||22||October 10, 2013 –|
March 27, 2014
|Gangsta|| Shūkō Murase |
|12||July 1, 2015 –|
September 27, 2015
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