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Studio Khara sues Gainax over unpaid royalties

As we continue to wait patiently for Eva 4.0's possible completion, a Studio Khara ends up going through a major turn of event. It turns out that they're suing Gainax for not fulfilling their deal to pay Khara royalty fees of the ...

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Dive into FLCL's key frames with E-SAKUGA's upcoming product

There's something wonderful about seeing the hard work that goes into creating an animated piece. One nice thing about this process is seeing the project's key frames that make each scene pop out. Speaking of which, FLCL is getting an E-SAK...

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Praise Atomsk: New episodes of FLCL are incoming

If you're an anime fan of a certain age, you're probably going to find this news quite exciting (or perhaps terrifying): New episodes of FLCL are on the way!  For the uninitiated, FLCL (aka Fooly Cooly) was a Gainax/Productio...

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Gainax's Aoki Uru set for 2018

Last year, Studio Gainax announced that they were finally returning to their Aoki Uru film project. A sequel to the classic Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, the film was initially conceived of in 1992, but for a variety of financ...

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The original Otaking and his 99 cents on The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises opened in theaters last Friday in the States, did you see it? Yes? Great. Because now you can pick up a copy of Toshio Okada's review and critique of this Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece on Amazon, in English. Toshio Okada, better...

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GAINAX preps 33rd anniversary project for Daicon III

Anime history buffs might be familiar with Daicon III & IV, but most won't know about these important bits of animation. For one, the guys who made those animations later went on to form GAINAX, a company you may have heard of once or t...

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Japanator Unboxes: Gurren Lagann DVD box set

Some time back, you may remember that Aniplex rescued Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann from the depths of license limbo. This meant two things: the release will come with a bunch of extra stuff and it will be pricey. Based off Sal's post, both o...

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PSA: Catch Evangelion 2.22 on Toonami tonight

[Update: Turns out the surprise announcement was a special one-time-only airing of Kick-Heart, the Kickstarter-funded pro-wrestling anime by Masaaki Yuasa. The anime aired right after Eva 2.22, and at the time of this writing, should air on...

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Japanator Arena: Asura vs Gurren Lagann

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Well, Crono tried to alter the course of time to gain the upper hand, but Zoro's endurance couldn't handle the combined strikes of Guts and Saber. While Saber was facing some teamwork issues with Guts, she was ...

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Aw snap, the PBS Idea Channel tackles Anno's views on Eva

YouTube's Geek Week is happening as we speak, and the PBS Idea Channel has decided to answer a question that's related to Evangelion. And that question is whether Anno's view on the series are important or not.  If there's one that go...

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Impressions: Stella Women's Academy Class C3

Melding cute girls and an unusual activity of some kind is hardly a new thing. Hundreds of full anime, manga, and book series have been mined from the rich vein of "Girls x [Weird Pastime]", and Gainax's Stella Women's Academy, High Sc...

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Simulcast GET! Crunchyroll grabs Monogatari S2 and more

I have a feeling that Crunchyroll has developed a new fetish for the summer season, since magical girls, dolls, and airsoft guns are joining their summer lineup. With that being said, Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen and Fantasista Doll&...

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Movic preparing new jackets based on Evangelion 3.0

Love it or hate it, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo certainly surprised a lot of folks. It also made a whole lot of money. Like any good money making property, Eva 3.0 merchandise has been hitting the market at a consistent rate ever sin...

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A Daily Dose of Final Blows: FLCL

It's all led up to this. Our hero has been bruised and battered, and on the bring of defeat. What can saved the day? Is there any hope left for humanity? In anime, you can alway count on the final blow! This week your favorite Japanator Ed...

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A Daily Dose of Final Blows: The End of Evangelion

It's all led up to this. Our hero has been bruised and battered, and on the bring of defeat. What can saved the day? Is there any hope left for humanity? In anime, you can alway count on the final blow! This week your favorite Japanator Ed...

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Friday Night Fights: Ideon vs Dix-Neuf

*ding, ding, ding* It's Over! Shanoa was ready to use the Glypths that allowed her to defeat Dracula in Order of Ecclesia; however, Bayonetta has punched a being equivalent to God into the sun, so that makes her a stronger opponent than the...

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A Daily Dose of Final Blows: Diebuster

It's all led up to this. Our hero has been bruised and battered, and on the bring of defeat. What can saved the day? Is there any hope left for humanity? In anime, you can alway count on the final blow! This week your favorite Japanator Ed...

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Giga License Breaker: Aniplex rescues Gurren Lagann

It shouldn't be a surprise to people that the Gurren Lagann TV series would get revived by Aniplex USA, since they were the ones who licensed the two movies in North America. Knowing who the hell Aniplex is, they plan to re-releas...

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Drive a Subaru: Gainax's Pleiades anime becomes a movie

Honestly, I am confused right now. I could've sworn that Gainax and Subaru's Wish upon the Pleiades was suppose to be said and done. Never mind, I forgot to take one important thing into consideration. Seeing how Pleiades's ending...

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Gainax returns to their long dormant Blue Uru project

If you haven't seen Gainax's Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, what are you doing? Go grab a copy and enjoy some fantastic sci fi filmmaking. All right, you're back? Cool. As fantastic as Gainax's first film outing, it ...

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A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursday

In honor of receiving my lovely new Super Robot Chogokin: Gunbuster, we have a lovely old school gem from one of my all time favorite series, Gunbuster: Aim for the Top!! Besides containing amazing character designs fro...

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Friday Night Fights: Ayumu vs Makina

*ding, ding, ding* It's over! The Ragnell may be a powerful sword that was blessed by the Goddess, but to Guts, this meant nothing. When it came to his goal, Guts is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Utilizing his crossbow, ...


Friday Night Fights: KOS-MOS vs Nono

*ding, ding, ding* It's over!  Despite Bit and Liger Zero's slow turning speed, the duo's ability to adapt to any situation was put into place. Knowing that the Strike had the advantage in mobility, Bit attempts to counter with th...


Discotek Media licenses Gunbuster 2: Diebuster

Long time readers may remember that I reviewed Diebuster a couple years back. I fellated the show, and with good reason. It's one of my favorite OVAs, only topped by it's predecessor, Gunbuster. The only problem is that it's a fairly p...


Friday Night Fights: Panty & Stocking vs Pandy & Retro

*ding, ding, ding*  It's over! Saber experienced a close call, as Tenchi's Lighthawk Wings was too much for her Excalibur and Avalon combo. Luckily for her, Ayeka and Ryoko's squabbling tampered with Tenchi's concentrati...


Review: Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

[SPOILER WARNING!!! This review was written to be as spoiler-free as possible. Unfortunately, in order to talk about Evangelion: 3.0 in any substantial way, I do spoil the basic premise of the film. If you want to go into 3.0 completely fre...


Evangelion: Q's theatrical trailer hits the internet

The theatrical trailer for Evangelion: Q has hit the internet, and boy is it a doozy. Between the giant pink Eva units, and Asuka being a badass, I probably couldn't be more excited. With all hell breaking loose in this third film, I can't...


Medaka Box season two is ready to burst onto the screen

Following up this Spring's highly successful Gainax show Medaka Box, this Fall's second season looks to continue all the crazy antics we loved so much. It looks like things are kind of back to normal on campus. Wel...


Japanator Kinda Recommends: Panty and Stocking

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt was, without a doubt, a unique venture by Gainax. Unlike all their other shows about giant robots and emotional teenage boys, this one featured two hyper-sexualized angels looking to earn their wings and g...


Final Impressions: Medaka Box

Medaka Box was a show that really grew on me. I decided to claim the show right away when I heard Gainax was making it, but did very little research on what the show was all about. As soon as I started seeing the artwork, manga, and charact...


FUNimation shares English dub cast for Panty & Stocking

A little more than a year after announcing their license, FUNimation finally announced the English cast list for Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt at Anime Central. Jamie Marchi will be trying to get laid as Panty, with Monica Rial...


First Impressions: Medaka Box

When I heard Gainax was going to be behind the anime adaption of the popular manga Medaka Box, I jumped the opportunity to check it out. Slowly as details came out, and I took a peak at the manga, my heart sank a bit. Definitely not the kin...


New Medaka Box trailer for your hungry eyes

Only one more day until Gainax's new series Medaka Box hits the airwaves. I don't know much about the manga it's based on, but things look to be pretty zaney in the trailer. I have high hopes for the show, as I just couldn't get into Gainax...


Gainax working on a live-action TV show? Count me in!

I did not see this one coming, but it might be interesting to see what comes out of this. The creative folks at Gainax have decided that they want to take a shot at producing their own live-action TV show. Teaming up with director...


Sadamoto finally putting an end to Evangelion manga

Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the dude behind the original on-going Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, is going to conclude the series by the end of his next volume, as confirmed by Kodokawa in the last 24 hours. Considering that this manga has been in t...


Midweek MADness: DaiconIV

It sure has been a long day, hasn't it? Being at work and not able to browse your favorite sites certainly makes things painful! Or maybe you have an essay due soon and have been freaking out because Wikipedia is down. Either way, Timmy is ...


Third Evangelion film named, fourth film out in 2013

Studio Gainax is wishing us a happy new year by throwing us some hot new details regarding the Evangelion films. The fall 2012 release date for the third film still stands, though we now know that it will be titled 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can ...


A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

This week we go back to 1988 to the Gainax classic, Gunbuster: Aim for the Top! Gunbuster was short sweet, full of lovely ladies, jiggly action, robots, and fantastic Mikimoto character design. Did I ever tell you guys how much I ...


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