Tokyo-based GDH K.K., which owns the GONZO animation studio, has announced that its GONZO Rosso Online K.K. will be absorbing fellow GDH group company G-creators K.K. The consolidated entity will be known as GONZO Rosso K.K. and will operate in Tokyo under managing director Hideki Moriya.
GONZO Rosso Online is known around the world for creating such innovative games as the MMORPGs Knight Online and Master of Epic’The Resonance Age Universe. G-creators’ two main areas of operation have been media businesses (production of e-commerce sites, mobile sites and SNS sites) and production of video and marketing content.
The GDH group has been actively pursuing anime-related entertainment business through GONZO Rosso Online and G-creators. The establishment of the new company is intended to further strengthen its efforts in this area. In addition to focusing on the development and production of the Knight Online and Master of Epic franchises, the company will create video, characters, advertisement designs, websites and other Internet content leveraging GDH/GONZO’s network of creators and artists. Other priorities will include managing the web-based merchandise store GONZO STYLE and the mobile sites Mobile Newtype and GONZO MOBILE.