According to Gainax, it's the Year of the Pen Pen! Their Tokyo store is offering limited-edition goods featuring the penguin mascot and fan favorite Rei Ayanami, including clear files, postcards, and a Pen Pen pen. Yes, you read that right. Hit the jump to preview the goods!
Visitors to Comiket 91, December 29-31 at Tokyo Big Sight, are going to get an early chance to pick up a special anime book. The Art of Tadashi Hiramatsu will be the first volume collecting the works of an important creator who worked on Gainax's '90s notable. He was then back for Rebuild of Evangelion (key animation). And, more recently, he was character designer on Parasyte -the maxim- and Yuri !!! on ICE.
Gainax has issued an official statement concerning the surprising lawsuit issued against them by co-founder Hideaki Anno. Hiroyuki Yamaga spoke up for the company, apologizing for trouble caused and commenting on the future of the company. Hit the jump to read more.
For many fans, Gainax and Evangelion will be forever linked, but, as preparation began for 2015's 20th anniversary Blu-ray set release, super-fan kremlinologists began to notice that material started just listing its new home Khara and not the original producers at Gainax. Now, as Eva creator Hideaki Anno's new studio, Khara celebrates its 10th anniversary, relationship with the old one he help found aren't looking so good.
Check out the sparkly new cover art for the Wish Upon the Pleiades Blu-Ray Box, coming next month from Gainax and Subaru. The new collection of the magical girl collaboration series will feature all sorts of bonuses. Hit the jump to find out more!
Gainax Fukushima is gearing up to create a TV anime entitled Rescue Academia, which will focus on promoting the city of Minamisōma in Fukushima Prefecture as part of the "Innovation Coast" restoration efforts. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fukushima Gainax yesterday announced at the Magical Hawaiians event held at Spa Resort Hawaiians in Iwaki-city, Fukushima Prefecture, that they are now working on a new anime titled Flying Babies featuring Hula girls. The Hawaiian-themed resort park has been famous for its Hula Girls show. Hit the jump for more details.
ARINAT, a content provider in Saudi Arabia, has released three-minute Japanese and Arabic trailers of Desert Knight, their new collaboration project with acclaimed Japanese anime production studio GAINAX (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), on their official YouTube channel. Check the clip and more details.