The shop that launched GAINAX first opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1982.
The shop that Daicon III built spent ten years selling garage kits, posters, t-shirts, and doujinshi to the otaku generation.
Decades of accolades for directing genre-warping projects like Aim for the Top! Gunbuster, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Shin Godzilla have obscured an important fact — Hideaki Anno really knew how to draw.
Written by Toshio Okada and Yasuhiro Takeda in 1983, this translated article reveals the haphazard, amateur production of the anime short that made history.
Royal Space Force: Wings of Honnêamise was first shown to the world thirty years ago this month – in a form and place you wouldn’t expect.
A largely forgotten example of doujin anime, circa 1984.
Long before Evangelion changed everything, Gainax’s inaugural decade was filled with missteps, cancelled projects, head-scratching ventures doomed to failure, and… porn.