Back in May of 2017, animation studio Gainax Fukushima and the tourism board of the port town of Onahama in Inaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan teamed up to produce a promotional anime entitled Jinriki Senkan!? Shiokaze Sawakaze ("Human-powered Battleship!? Shiokaze Sawakaze"). Now they're back at it with a second installment about personified battleships needing a little peddling power to protect the peace from interdimensional invaders. Hit the jump to check it out.
Following the fanfare of last year's shock release of the remastered version of Princess Maker 2 in English on Steam, Team CFK has taken a more subdued approach to the release of the third title in the main series. Hit the jump for the details.
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.