Production IMS, the anime studio that produced the anime series Inari Kon Kon, Active Raid, Date A Live II, and Haifuri officially filed for bankruptcy on September 21 according to a report released on Thursday by the credit research company Tokyo Shoko Research (TSR).
The Tokyo district court approved and bankruptcy proceedings began on October 3. It was confirmed that the company has about 250 million yen (around $2.23 million USD) in debt.
As of this time, Production IMS has not released a public statement and the official website is no longer accessible. An official announcement posted on their website last November says that they have begun restructuring and downsizing in December as well as moving their office operations from Hikarigaoka to Nakamurabashi (both located in Tokyo).
In a previous report, the anime studio began consolidating their debt on June 7 and an unnamed source claimed that the studio’s staff was preparing to go into legal proceedings for a possible filing of bankruptcy.
Production IMS was established in 2013 and has received a Studio Award for 2015-2016 in the Newtype Anime Awards.