Japanese animation studio Gainax has confirmed plans to open a new branch of its animation studio in the Fukushima area of Japan in a bid to boost its own business as well as drive local and international tourism. Hit the jump for details.
The production presentation for the upcoming TV anime Houkago no Pleiades/Wish Upon the Pleiades is scheduled to be held at Subaru Ebisu Showroom in Tokyo at 20:30 on December 16 (JST), 03:30 on December 16 (PST). The event will be live-broadcasted on Subaru's official Ustream site and Nico Nico Live. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that Gainax's long-awaited feature film Aoki Uru/Uru in Blue will have a simultaneous worldwide release in 2018 and an advance short film titled "Overture Edition" will be streamed to the world in spring of 2015. Hit the jump for more information.
It is officially announced that TC Entertainment will release a HD new master edition Blu-ray of Gainax's classic two-episode OVA Otaku no Video in Japan on November 17, 2014. The comedy OVA series was released in 1991 depicting the real otaku life in the early 1980s Japan. Hit the jump for more information.
Despite their ongoing work on the Magica Wars adaptation, anime studio Gainax isn't what it used to be. Just look at their dismantled website, which no longer features their famous weekly welcome or even their General Products web store. In a bit of new output, they (and subcontractor Wanpack) have produced an ad featuring the mascot character of private computer skills school Kyoto Computer Gakuin.