Or ''"How to run a successful company into the ground."''

[[http://www.gonzo.co.jp/ Gonzo]] was established in 1992 when producer Shouji Murahama left {{Gainax}} to found his own company. The name likely refers to 'GonzoJournalism' (as opposed to [[Series/TheMuppetShow the Muppet]]), in which a subjective point of view is used to convey a message.

GONZO is known for its progressive style, using detailed backgrounds, [[OffModel uneven animation]] and [[ConspicuousCG large amounts of CG]], as well as a preference for adventure stories. Although their plots and pacing can suffer due to an emphasis on {{Rule of Cool}}, their characters often compensate for this. They often have difficulty ending a series, and their adaptations of existing manga are somewhat infamous.

Their unrestrained flamboyancy eventually took its toll, as a string of unpopular/unsuccessful adaptations forced them to [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/02/13/gonzo-set-to-fire-75-of-employees/ sack 75% of their staff]]. Already in such dire financial straits, [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/11/27/gonzo-stripped-of-strike-witches-season-2/ their death as a company seemed all but assured by late 2009, having lost the rights to produce the second season]] of their last hope, the CashCowFranchise ''StrikeWitches''. This made many of their members to leave the company and fund Creator/StudioGokumi. At the same time, they sold off their CGI division (Digimation) to editing company Q-Tec, who renamed it {{Creator/Graphinica}}.

However, since then, they have recovered to a state where they can make new anime and produced the short anime called ''NyanpireTheAnimation'' for the [[Summer2011Anime (Summer 2011)]] season, and the SequelSeries ''Anime/LastExileFamTheSilverWing'' debuted in the Fall 2011 season.

Compare with Creator/DRMovie, Creator/ToonCity, Creator/RoughDraftStudios, Creator/ProductionIG and [[Creator/DigitalEMation Digital eMation]] for their CGI blending. Don't confuse with [[Franchise/TheMuppets Gonzo the Great]]. Or with [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas Raoul Duke's Samoan attorney]].

!!Works include:
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* ''Anime/AfroSamurai''
* ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'': ''Bloody Fate''
* ''Manga/BlackCat''
* ''Anime/BladeAndSoul''
* ''Anime/{{Blassreiter}}''
* ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'' (Cutscenes only)
* ''Manga/BlueDrop'' (CGI, series with Creator/AsahiProduction and [=BeSTACK=])
* ''Anime/BlueSubmarineNo6''
* ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}''
* ''Literature/BraveStory'' (Movie)
* The music video for Music/LinkinPark's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ezSGqbuo0g Breaking The Habit]]''
* ''Anime/BurstAngel''
* ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''
* ''Manga/DesertPunk''
* ''Manga/DogsAndScissors''
* ''Anime/DragonautTheResonance''
* ''Anime/FinalFantasyUnlimited''
* The music video for DreamTheater's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRBP1rpE5y8 Forsaken]]''
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' (First anime only; ''Fumoffu'' and ''The Second Raid'' were done by KyotoAnimation)
* ''Anime/GadGuard''
* ''Anime/{{Gankutsuou}}''
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}''
* ''VideoGame/GateKeepers''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigma6'' (Animation only; with Creator/MookDLE)
* ''Anime/GlassFleet''
* ''Anime/{{Gravion}}''
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' (TV series)
* ''Anime/KaleidoStar''
* ''Anime/KiddyGrade''
* ''Manga/KuroganeNoLinebarrel'' aka ''Linebarrels of Iron'' (Anime only)
* ''Anime/LastExile''
** ''LastExileFamTheSilverWing''
* ''[[ZettaiBoueiLeviathan Leviathan: The Last Defense]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story]]'' (Certain cutscenes)
* ''MacrossSeven'' (Oening[=/=]Ending; ''Dynamite'' [=OVAs=])
* ''Manga/{{Magikano}}'' (with Creator/TokyoKids)
* ''Anime/MeltyLancer''
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' (with AIC)
* ''NyanpireTheAnimation''
* ''Anime/OriginSpiritsOfThePast''
* ''Anime/{{Ozuma}}'' (with [=LandQ=] Studios)
* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarZero'' (Cutscenes Only)
* ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' (with {{AIC}})
* ''RadiantSilvergun'' (Cutscenes Only)
* ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool''
* ''Anime/RedGarden''
* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet''
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire''
* ''Manga/{{Saikano}}''
* ''Manga/{{Saki}}'' (episodes 1-14 only; episodes 15-25 by Picture Magic)
* ''Anime/SamuraiSeven''
* ''LightNovel/ShangriLa''
* ''VideoGame/SilhouetteMirage'' (cutscenes)
* ''VideoGame/SkyGunner'' (cutscenes)
* ''Anime/SoltyRei'' (with AIC)
* ''Manga/SpecialA''
* ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'' (with Creator/ToeiAnimation's Philippines unit)
* ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' (season 1 only; replaced by Creator/{{AIC}})
* ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterIV Super Street Fighter IV]]'' (cutscenes)
* ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga''
* ''[[KimiNoIruMachi Town Where You Live, A]]''
* ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'' (Co-production with Creator/SunwooEntertainment)
* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood''
* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''
* ''Anime/{{Welcome To The NHK}}''
* ''Anime/{{Witchblade}}''
* ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders: The 2nd Runner'' (cutscenes)

* ''VideoGame/{{Aikatsu}}'' (Production Assistance, four episodes)
* ''Literature/{{Another}}'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamKnight'' (Finish & In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' (In-Between Animation; 2nd Key Animation for ''R2'' season)
* ''VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' (3D Graphics; 3D Photography)
* ''Anime/EdenOfTheEast'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' (Production Cooperation on episodes 2, 7, and 12; as Digimation)
* ''Anime/FirstSquad'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/GaReiZero'' (Animation Cooperation)
* ''LightNovel/{{Gosick}}'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' (In-Between Animation)
* ''VideoGame/SonicRiders: Zero Gravity'' (Cooperation)
* ''SuperDimensionCenturyOrguss 02'' (Story Setting)
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' (In-Between Animation; Animation Assistance)
!!Tropes associated with GONZO:
* AnimationBump: Despite the studio's reputation for OffModel moments, it has just as many higher quality moments. ''Afro Samurai'' is just one example.
* ConspicuousCG: Many of their shows use it.
* FanService: ''Anime/BurstAngel'', ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' and others.
* LimitedAnimation: The intros for ''Super Street Fighter IV''; the characters barely move, making it more like a motion comic than animation. The endings aren't much better.
* OffModel: More than you would believe. It's one of many, many reasons GONZO had such a bad time in the late TurnOfTheMillennium years.