Back in December, as Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's new Khara was celebrating its 10th anniversary, they filed a lawsuit in Tokyo District Court aiming to collect 100million yen owed by Gainax from a royalty agreement relating to income from projects that Anno contributed to and a loan from August 2014. Tokyo judge found in favor of Khara and order Gainax to pay the full amount.
Commissioned by the tourism board of Onahama - a town in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan - Gainax Fukushima has created a 16.5 minute promotional web anime entitled Jinriki Senkan!? Shiokaze Sawakaze ("Human-powered Battleship!? Shiokaze Sawake") that re-imagines a pair of scuttled destroyer-class ships as superheroes defended the peaceful port of Onahama. Hit the jump to check it out.
In September 2016, Eldur_380 from OtaCrew had a chance to speak to Gainax cofounders Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (character designer on Evangelion, FLCL, Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia) and Hiroyuki Yamaga (director on Honneamise, Mahoromatic, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi). In this in depth interview, translated by Wave Motion Cannon, the veteran creators spoke about the state of Gainax, Honnêamise sequel Uru in Blue and more. Get the details after the jump.
Remember the Princess Maker franchise? The popular Princess Maker 2 saw a "refined" release late last year, and now the series's original game will be getting the same treatment! Get your first look at Gainax's English version of Princess Maker Refine after the jump!
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.