Prof. Yasunori Takeda of Kyoto University of Information Studies (KCGI), one of the founders, is the anime planning and production company Gainax (headquartered in Mitaka City, Tokyo). Decided to establish a new company “GAINAX WEST” as a production base in Kansai in the facility “Kobe Anime Street” in the reconstruction redevelopment building of the Great Awaji Earthquake. did.Professor Takeda becomes president of the new company.According to the company, the staff of the new company will be gathered mainly in the local area, and an animation production studio will be set up in 2016 to expand the business to events and sales.
In January 2015, Gainax announced the establishment of a new company, “Fukushima Gainax,” and opened an office in Miharu, Fukushima Prefecture.Using an abandoned junior high school in the town, an animation production studio and a full-fledged animation museum aiming to visit more than 30,000 people a year are opened. I will continue to connect.