In 2013, Gainax co-founder and president Hiroyuki Yamaga was named as the director of a revived project in which the studio would produce a Blue Uru anime movie. Now, his name is connected to another project from a studio that has been fairly quiet in recent years. According to @Eldur_380, Yamaga said at German anime event Connichi that a third anime from the Aim for the Top! aka Gunbuster mech sci-fi series is in development.
The series started as a 1988 OVA from Hideaki Anno, in which a sports parody about girls training to fight off alien invaders brought in more science/sci-fi concepts, then a 2004 sequel (streaming on Crunchyroll) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the studio. A movie edit was released in 2006.
More details are promised in an upcoming interview post.
NEWS : Yamaga nous annonce qu'il prévoit de produire Top wo Nerae 3 ! #otacrew— Eldur @Connichi2016 (@Eldur_380) September 18, 2016
Évidemment merci également à monsieur Yamaga qui semblait très fatigué ! pic.twitter.com/OdtG0gUsgb— Eldur @Connichi2016 (@Eldur_380) September 16, 2016
Un énorme merci à monsieur Sadamoto !!! pic.twitter.com/1dVYSGZysU— Eldur @Connichi2016 (@Eldur_380) September 16, 2016