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Animator: Gurren Lagann Helmer Imaishi Establishes Studio

posted on by Egan Loo
Masahiko Ohtsuka: Newtype reports on studio with FLCL/Panty & Stocking collaborators

Animator Masahiko Ohtsuka (pictured far right) reported in a Friday Twitter post that he, director Hiroyuki Imaishi (Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt), and others have established a new studio. Ohtsuka acknowledged that it is still a small startup studio, but added that they want to strive to make interesting works. According to Ohtsuka, the November issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Newtype magazine is publishing a one-page introductory article with an illustration by Imaishi on Saturday, October 8.

Ohtsuka collaborated with Imaishi (pictured right) on FLCL, Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and many other works at Gainax. Both animators have not been listed on Gainax's staff pages since at least this past summer.

[Via Tadashi Sudo]

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