The Hayabusa2 Project's six-year mission to collect rare samples from an asteroid has come to an end... and one of the project's engineers has revealed the anime inspiration behind his career! Find out more about the project, and the show that inspired it, after the jump.
The girls are back — at least for a little while! Hideaki Anno's directorial debut Aim for the Top! Gunbuster will screen in Japanese cinemas for a limited time, featuring remastered picture and sound. Find out more after the jump!
Noriko Hidaka has voiced some of anime's most memorable roles, from Minami in Touch to Akane in Ranma 1/2. A new album features 40 music tracks from throughout her career, plus a cover by Touch creator Mitsuru Adachi. Find out more after the jump!
Before Hideaki Anno founded Studio Khara, but after FLCL changed the game with its intense metaphors and visual luster, we had Gunbuster 2, a series that spotlights a very specific, very important era of anime. Hit the jump to find out why it's so endlessly fascinating!
Even if you don’t know his name, you likely know his voice; one of the most prolific voice actors in anime, Norio Wakamoto, is celebrating his 74th birthday today. So put on your best birthday hats, practice rolling your R’s, and join us as we celebrate the life and career of one of anime’s most memorable voices! Hit the jump to join in!
It's time to head back to school... but what if you could choose to transfer to a school from one of your favorite anime? We've narrowed down a few we'd love to go to (if we thought we could pass the entrance exams). Head back to class with us after the jump!
Hideaki Anno is a visionary director responsible for several classic and memorable shows and movies. To celebrate his birthday, we're ranking our top 10 works of his and dissecting just what makes them great! Read more after the jump!
The Internet is buzzing about the first-ever photograph of a black hole. But what's really going on out in Messier 87? We're going down the list of possibilities, from pirates and giant robots to superheroes and more giant robots. Check out our theories, and share yours, after the jump!
Formerly known as Gainax Fukushima, animation studio Gaina Co., Ltd. has announced a new slate of upcoming anime projects, including a theatrical anime film Aoki Uru / Uru in Blue (the sequel to Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise), original anime projects Top o Nerae! 3 / Gunbuster 3 (tentative title) and Akubi o Suru niwa Wake ga Aru ("There is a Reason for Yawning"), and a children's anime TV series entitled Rescue Academia. Hit the jump to learn more.
While mechas usually tend to have just one pilot, these anime series show us why two heads are better than one. Let's look at the best co-pilots mecha anime has to offer!
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.
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.