The first fifteen years of Wonder Festival was marked with changing tastes in garage kit subjects and shift towards finished models and toys.
One of the earliest U.S. anime conventions, AnimeCon ’91 was held thirty years ago in San Jose, California. This a Japanese convention report of the event from Gainax’s in-house magazine, G-Press.
The shop that launched GAINAX first opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1982.
A doujin parody from 1985. A canceled MSX2 game. Three minutes of animation by one of Sunrise’s best contract studios. The unusual story of a robot girl inspired by L-Gaim and Creamy Mami.
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.
Long before Evangelion changed everything, Gainax’s inaugural decade was filled with missteps, cancelled projects, head-scratching ventures doomed to failure, and… porn.