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  Studio Gainax - Television Tropes & Idioms
Studio Gainax, also known just as Gainax, is one of the better-known anime studios, having created such series as Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water (Fushigi no Umi no Nadia), Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, and causing the creation of such terms as Gainaxing and Gainax Ending.
Gainax is known for impressive visuals, gripping storylines, confusing plot points, and running out of money before the series is finished.
This last tendency has been a particular problem in the past; the last episodes of Gainax series tend to be lower in quality and take a lot of shortcuts.
tvtropes.org /pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/StudioGainax   (231 words)

  Encyclopedia: Studio Gainax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gainax is known for its commitment to experimental anime and twisting the conventions of typical anime genres.
Gainax is also known for putting references of past series into new ones, and thus been typified as an 'otaku's company'.
The mascot for Studio Gainax is an SD Dr.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Studio-Gainax   (551 words)

 Anime - Wiki.theppn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Finally, GAINAX established itself as the current leader of episodic science-fiction by producing the beautifully-rendered TV show Shin Seiki Evangelion (Neon Genesis Evangelion).
Studio Ghibli was formed by Takahata Isao and Miyazaki Hayao; both worked on various Toei productions in the 60s and 70s.
This studio has a positive landslide of success series and features, with Nausicaa, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, and the first anime to recieve an oscar for best animation: Spirited Away.
wiki.theppn.org /anime   (1586 words)

 Gainax   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gainax is a an anime studio most famous for the television series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The studio was formed in the early 1980s as Daicon Film by university students Hideaki Anno, Yoshiyuki Sadamato, Akai Takami, and Higuchi Shinji.
The bunny girl from the Daicon IV short was parodied in an episode of Furi Kuri, in which the main female character dresses up as her and exhibits some of the same abilities.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/gainax   (292 words)

 Gainax -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gainax is also known for putting references of past series into new ones, and thus been typified as an ' (Click link for more info and facts about otaku) otaku's company'.
The studio was formed in the early (The decade from 1980 to 1989) 1980s as Daicon Film by university students (Click link for more info and facts about Hideaki Anno) Hideaki Anno, (Click link for more info and facts about Yoshiyuki Sadamoto) Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Akai Takami, and Higuchi Shinji.
Gainax has also produced a number of computer games, most recently a strip (Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles) Mahjong game featuring Evangelion characters, and its most famous game (Click link for more info and facts about Princess Maker) Princess Maker which was later adapted as Puchi Puri Yūshi.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ga/gainax.htm   (909 words)

 AnimeNation News
Gainax originated from a gathering of animators that shared an interest in producing top quality animation, so it's no surprise that Gainax has produced a number of shows with amazing animation quality.
Generally Gainax is more recognized for their singular smash hit titles, and their general reliability to produce quality entertainment- not necessarily quality animation.
Gainax does place some priority on animation quality, but I'd suggest that fans be careful not to let a few of Gainax's higher profile works characterize everything the studio has produced.
www.animenation.net /news/askjohn.php?id=926   (734 words)

 The Notenki Memoirs: Studio Gainax And The Men Who Created Evangelion at CrazyFish.net
The Notenki Memoirs is not the Gainax bible some (I) had hoped for, but it is a quick, cheap, enjoyable read that fills in some gaps about Gainax history.
Our entire knowledge of Gainax was based previously on a handful of translated scraps that end up on the internet or magazines, and it is valuable to have 200 pages of material straight from the horse's mouth.
It should be noted that Gainax came close to extinction in the early 90s, and would not have survived if it were not for Evangelion.
www.crazyfish.net /1413902340/The_Notenki_Memoirs_Studio_Gainax_And_The_Men_Who_Created_Evangelion.html   (1556 words)

 Encyclopedia: GAINAX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Gainax (ガイナックス) (pronounced 'guy-nax') is a Japanese anime studio most famous for the television series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
As Daicon Films, Gainax was also notable for making a series of tokusatsu fan film shorts in the 1980s, usually parodies of monster movies and superhero shows, which have gotten lots of favorable media coverage.
Gainax's Official Daicon Films Website - Info on their classic tokusatsu and anime shorts (DVDs available there).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/GAINAX   (2711 words)

 Eva Monkey, The Ultimate Evangelion Resource Site
In-depth information on the studio, in terms of its makeup and foundation, is generally scarce at best in the English language.
While it is arguably unfair that a single studio be defined and revered due to a single work, Evangelion is a unique exception.
It should be noted that Gainax came close to extinction in the early 90s, and would not have survived if it were not for Evangelion.
www.evamonkey.com /2005/07/notenki-memoirs.php   (744 words)

The big background is original, the background piece in the window is a print from the Gainax Studio.
That's because it came with a layout sketch on studio paper, a douga, and the acetate has registration holes.
(Gainax member, made the Evangelion movies and is the man behind FLCL) at the Connichi 2002 in Ludwigshafen Germany.
cels.de /CelHP/maingainaxcels.htm   (405 words)

 Spotlight: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Abenobashi also makes regular use of the infamous "Gainax bounce," in which a female character's breasts bounce with such ample splendor that they probably require their own team of animators.
Gainax and Studio Madhouse (who provided animation services) are both well-known for their graphic flair, and in general the visuals in Abenobashi are pretty tight.
The potty humour got a bit of a rest, the visuals were more consistent—and then Gainax threw a curve ball.
www.fpsmagazine.com /feature/040711abeno-2.shtml   (305 words)

 Anime Tempy
It's apparent that Gainax has withdrawn from the Hideaki Anno style of creativity and is starting to create mind-numbing, praise-worthy works.
Gainax's first anime offering after the off the wall Furi Kuri focuses on Mahoro, a battle android, who decides to live what remaining operational time she has left as a maid.
The latest TV series from Gainax is once again based on a manga, and once again we are left with a story that's not fully realized.
www.animetempy.com /reviews/LMNO/mahoromatic.htm   (1645 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0:3
Studio Gainax represents one of the most unusual rags-to-riches stories in popular culture.
The satire is not cruel though, but embraces the joy of fantasy—after all, the Gainax crew all came from the ranks of fandom themselves.
Studio Gainax is rewarded for all their hard work and years of producing quality product without selling out.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/neongenesis3.php   (1027 words)

 Studio Grey. About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In 2001 Studio Grey produced it's first video project, a promo video for the Discordance Axis song "Ikaruga".
After it was completed, we decided to focus on animated projects(game, film, OVA) and began work on Studio Grey's first OVA Scratch Trigger Era.
We are aiming to grow Studio Grey into a full-time animation studio that produces original works in tradition of such companies as Gainax and Studio 4 Degress C. For now though, we do it in between our day jobs ^o^
www.studio-grey.com /about.html   (127 words)

 anime.org.au - anime and manga for australia
A studio made up of anime geeks who decided they knew enough of the medium to make their own and whom are respected by fans for making that move.
By this time, Gainax already had a number of substantial anime and video game titles under their belt that they were growing in popularity - so much so, they were able to arrange a Gainax convention.
Already, Gainax were in their tenth year of existence and achieving a substantial amount of recognition and popularity.
www.anime.org.au /main/staticpages/index.php?page=20050404214558231   (3198 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Neon Genesis Evangelion Director's Cut: Resurrection
Studio Gainax, which began as a group of anime geeks who wanted to preserve the feel of the old classics while adding an ironic, postmodern edge (check out their jokey studio "autobiography" Otaku No Video), seems to have come full circle.
Certainly, Gainax and ADV are going to need more than just the two planned DVDs of revised episodes to keep the audience salivating.
Since Gainax only released revised versions of episodes 21-24 in Japan (technically rendering 25 and 26 moot with the release of End of Evangelion), I am curious to see what ADV plans to package on the second volume of this rerelease.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/ngedirectorscutresurrection.php   (1065 words)

 : RevolutionSF - Petite Princess Yucie Volume 1: Princess Academy : Review
You’d think that a studio like Gainax, with a creative team like Anno and Yamaga (collectively responsible for some of the freshest, most unusual, and most compelling anime ever produced) would be able to take an overdone, cliché-loaded concept like this and transform it into something witty, sharp, intelligent, and convention-breaking.
Gainax is as popular as it is precisely because they produce anime that isn’t average.
If it were made by any other studio, it’d be a forgettable bit of fluff, good perhaps for daughters or younger sisters, but not really something that most anime fans would really be interested in watching.
www.revolutionsf.com /article.html?id=2523   (1140 words)

 Animejin Archive - Otaku no Video
The animated segments form a fictional history of the studio Gainax containing many in-references to members of Gainax, Tokyo media personalities, and so on.
Gainax has created some of the best works of Anime to date and the quality of Otaku no Video is what you would expect from such a prestigious company.
A self-reflective work by Gainax that is one of the most unique titles available in the United States.
www.animejin.org.uk /arc_6d.htm   (1840 words)

 The Gainax Community
GAINAX is going to be working on the Paradise Kiss anime.
OLD GAINAX: I'm slowly filling in the gaps of old Gainax works: Wings of Honneamise is the only one so far.
They are by the same studio, Gainax, after all.
www.livejournal.com /users/gainax   (1048 words)

 On Sadwiches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
No, to a member of the Gainax team, a sandwich is a work of art.
I mean, this is a sandwich that will be talked about around the water coolers of Gainax for years to come, and wouldn't you know it, he missed the meeting to buy the rights to Kare Kano past the 25th episode.
They might say that episodes 25 and 26 were in part because at the time Gainax was under investigation for massive tax fraud, which would eventually end with the CEO spending a year in Jail.
www.sleepisfortheweak.org /pages/gainaxcult/Liturgy/sandwich.html   (568 words)

 Rotten Tomatoes Forums - Neon Genesis Evangelion - The Movie
In case you haven't knonwn, Studio Gainax has a contract with ADV Film not to censor ANYTHING from the anime when it's put out on DVD, TV slot, or anything.
Gainax has obviously a major part to play in this project,but the film version of evangelion will be totally changed.
Gainax will only be part and also guide and co-produce (maybe) this project But since more than half of the money is probably going to get financed by the U.S team.
www.rottentomatoes.com /vine/showthread.php?t=238928   (3021 words)

 Evangelion Review
It's hard to believe that this series came from a struggling studio with no real successes under it's belt.
The studio, Gainax, has gone on to produce several other series since Evangelion, many of which are on my top 10 list, but Evangelion is by far the most memorable.
It is produced by Gainax, and is available from ADV Films.
home1.gte.net /res0np56/id12.html   (586 words)

 Welcome to Otaku House
ADV will be working with studio Gainax and WETA workshop, the special effects studio behind The Lord of the Rings to bring you one of the most influential anime tittles in history to real life.
ADV President John Ledford described the ADV Films/WETA/GAINAX collaboration as “truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.” So far details are still sketchy but ADV has announced that their budget is $100 million, which is considerately a lot for an anime title.
The principle of the game is similar to the Princess Maker series, in which you raise up the main character and make detail plans of her everyday life.
www.geocities.com /kak672/Preview.html   (412 words)

 Anime Expo 96 -- Guests of Honor (pg. 3 of 3)
His studio is seen as the maverick of the Japanese anime industry.
Perhaps he felt many of the questions fielded were either too simplistic or ignorant, but whatever the case, Hideaki Anno was seen as sort of a quandary by the fans.
He sees the anime industry in a "critical condition." To him, the future of anime isn't very bright and both the producers of large studio anime and the audiences are to blame.
www.ex.org /1.2/09-ax_goh3.html   (1032 words)

 Hideaki_Anno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Miyazaki and his crew were very happy with Anno's final product, and he went on to be hired by the scrappy animation studio Gainax as an animation director for their first feature-length film, Wings of Honneamise (1987).
He ultimately became Gainax's premiere anime director, helming the majority of the studio's projects such as Gunbuster (1988) and Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990–1991).
Partially in response to this outcry, a project was launched to create a movie with a 'proper' ending for the series in 1997, eventually culminating in the controversial The End of Evangelion.
www.usedaudiparts.com /search.php?title=Hideaki_Anno   (741 words)

This anime is the first Gainax anime that I have watched that has very good ending.
This is actually the first Gainax anime that has that good ending.
I really enjoyed this anime and hoped that Gainax may comes out with anime with this king of ending.
www.anime-source.com /banzai/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=809   (532 words)

 Anime UK News - Regular news, views and reviews from the UK Anime community and beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
If anything, Mahoromatic is at least up front in its intentions, and so from almost the first few minutes onwards, GAINAX (bizarrely the same studio behind Evangelion) are taking an obvious pleasure in shoving a varied range of breast shapes and sizes in our faces.
However, in-between this teenage boy's wet dream, Mahoromatic #1 is laying the foundations of an interesting, even slightly tragic tale of a boy in love with an android destined to die in a year's time.
The animation from GAINAX is as pretty as ever; the rare action scenes are vividly drawn and (such is their seemingly heavy tone) make a real impression on the viewer.
www.animeuknews.net /viewreview.php?showreview=59   (1103 words)

 FanimeCon - Day Three - Hiroyuki Yamaga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
These are production drawings from Futi-Kuti, an OVA series in production from Gainax and Production I.G. While it's one of the latest anime series from Japan, it has its roots in the school of animation started by the late Osamu Tesuka.
The Toei animation studio, which claims Hayao Miyazaki as an alumnus, was formed to challenge Disney films, recalled Yamaga.
Expect to spend 15 hours a day at that desk drawing cels, for which you'll be paid no more than $2 a day - no matter if the cel shows a moving mouth or an exploding planet.
www.fansview.com /2000a/022600e.htm   (389 words)

 Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water - Nadia in Love (Volume 9) - Review By DAILY-REVIEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This disc of Nadia finally says goodbye to the "wacky" and horribly animated/scripted episodes that animation studio GAINAX did not produce.
These episodes were produced by an entirely different animation studio, and it shows in spades.
The GAINAX magic is back, and it's never been more welcome.
www.daily-reviews.com /n/bobnadia9.htm   (1268 words)

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