Gainax is a anime/manga company
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One of Japan's premiere anime production studios, best known for Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Formed in 1982 by a handful of university students as Daicon Films.  They intended to make an opening animation sequence for the Daicon III science fiction convention.  The company gained its reputation for favorite otaku works with the pseudo-documentary Otaku no Video and cemented their place in animation history with Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion. The company is also involved in a number of tokusatsu series.

The founders of Gainax are: Hideaki Anno, Hiroyuki Yamaga, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Takami Akai, Toshio Okada, Yasuhiro Takeda, and Shinji Higuchi. All of them are still involved in Gainax-related projects.

Gainax's first commercial work was Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise, whose title is still used by Bandai Entertainment Inc. (formerly by Bandai Visual USA) for their high-end anime line. Their biggest hit to date is 1995's Neon Genesis Evangelion, and in 2007 they aired a TV series called Gurren Lagann that is their biggest TV hit since Evangelion. Other of their most popular series include the OVAs FLCL, The Secret of Blue Water, Gunbuster and Gunbuster 2, and Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi.   They also created numerous landmark games in the history of Japanese computing, particularly Princess Maker.

While their most famous works are original to them, Gainax has also produced some works based on other people's manga that have been successful: Mahoromatic, He Is My Master, His and Her Circumstances, and the new 2008 series Shikabane Hime among them.
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Company Name Gainax
Japanese Name: 株式会社ガイナックス
Romaji Name: Kabushiki-gaisha Gainakkusu
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City Koganei, Tokyo
Country Japan
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Date Founded Dec. 24, 1984, midnight
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