Gainax Expands Into The World of Tomato Farming
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Gainax, the animation studio behind Neon Genesis Evangelion and Gurren Lagann is expanding into the world of agriculture. The company is founding "Gainax Marche," an off-shoot company located in the vicinity of Gainax West and dedicated to growing organic tomatoes.
The tomatoes and juice can be mail-ordered on the official website. The company is growing three varieties of tomatoes with different levels of sugar content. The premium tomatoes have a sugar content above 10, the other two types have sugar content levels of nine and eight, respectively. Customers can also buy the tomatoes at the Kitano Kōbō location in Kobe alongside Gainax anime goods
Gainax West is itself a new branch announced last month. The new branch is located in the Kobe Anime Street shopping district that opened in March 2015 in the Asta Kunizuka buildings in the Nagata ward of Kobe City. The location contains shops that cater to anime goods and services, including a cosplay shop, an "anisong cafe," and a shop that specializes in ita-sha (decorated cars). The Kobe Anime Street company manages the space.
Gainax West is the latest branch of the company that already includes Fukushima Gainax and Yonago Gainax. Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga announced the plans on a live Nico Nico Douga stream on March 28. Producer Yasuhiro Takeda is helming the West location.